Alabama

The state announced that the next annual Alabama Educational Technology Conference will be held July 8-10, 1998. The goal of the conference is to expedite the implementation of technology across the curriculum.

Alaska

The Department of Natural Resources recently converted more than 350 computer programs to make them year-2000 compliant.

Arizona

The city of Mesa selected International Public Safety to provide a fully integrated computer-aided dispatch system. The system will include mobile computer and automatic vehicle location software, which will facilitate the response to 9-1-1 calls and management of resulting data.

Arkansas

Rogers City Water Utilities is using Hansen's Version 7 for Sewer to create a vast database and to track work orders electronically.

California

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors awarded a $1.6 million contract to Printrak International Inc. for realtime fingerprint identification technology that will be integrated into the county's Criminal Justice Information Center.

Colorado

The state became the fifth to offer the PrePass commercial weigh station-bypass service. Fourteen sites will be equipped to reduce commercial vehicle congestion at the state's weigh stations.

Connecticut

The Department of Environmental Protection launched a new Web site.

Delaware

The state selected PeopleSoft HRMS for Public Sector to manage payroll for it's 32,000 employees.

Florida

The Sebastian Police Department received 15 PCMobile units from XL Computing Corp. The units will initially be used as portable laptops, but the department plans to have them installed in their patrol cars later this year.

Georgia

Atlanta launched Operation Heli-STAR, a GPS-based system that allows expanded helicopter use for transporting passengers and high-value cargo in cities where clogged highways create long delays.

Hawaii

The University of Hawaii is using iXpress Web-enabling software to help meet the campus' increasing demand for administrative data. Software AG Briefings.

Idaho

The state's Board of Nursing awarded a contract to International Public Access Technologies to provide an interactive voice-response system. The system will give callers the ability to check the status of an individual's professional license.

Illinois

The State Police is upgrading their Automated Fingerprint Identification System to NEC's AFIS21, a fully automated AFIS workflow process that executes fingerprint matching and registration.

Indiana

Tippecanoe County hired Woolpert to provide comprehensive GIS development services.

Iowa

Burlington is now the first city in Iowa to use document imaging to manage its municipal records. Personnel in city hall use LaserFiche to convert city records into electronic documents that are stored on CD-ROM disks.

Kansas

As part of the state's effort to develop a criminal justice information system, the Department of Corrections recently created a standard method for electronically exchanging information between agencies.

Kentucky

The state became the first in the nation to implement an automated system that notifies victims when their attackers are released from jail. The system, called Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), will notify victims via phone.

Louisiana

The Department of Transportation launched a Construction Zone Web site. The site lists major construction projects on interstate routes that may affect traffic.

Maine

The state deployed a new decision support system using Expersoft's COBRAplus Object Oriented Request Broker product. The system is designed to improve overall service to Maine's Medicaid recipients and reduce program costs by $7 million over the next three years.

Maryland

Montgomery County won the 1997 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for the Police Redistricting/Beat Realignment System, designed and implemented by Digital Equipment Corp.

Massachusetts

The Information Technology Division Legal Department is sponsoring a mock trial based on a dispute over a digitally signed communication. The event will occur over the Internet. The purpose of the exercise is to explore legal