Maine

The Greater Portland Council of Governments received $56,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the department's effort to assist 13 state and local transportation agencies in developing intelligent transportation systems. ITS America News.

Maryland

At Logan Elementary School in Baltimore County, all classes are networked with the same basic configuration: teacher workstations, shared personal computer areas for students, and printers, copiers and telephones in each class. PCs have also been placed in 106 homes of students and teachers, allowing teachers to communicate with parents and provide extended classroom activities.

Massachusetts

The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office awarded Unisys a $1.3 million contract to provide fingerprint hardware, software, systems integration and consulting services to complete its positive identification and tracking system.

Michigan

The Board of Public Works in Holland selected PlanGraphics as a consultant to establish agreements for sharing geographic information system data with other GIS users in the city.

Minnesota

Minnesota Equal Access Network Services Inc. and local telephone companies will provide communication services to schools and public libraries as part of the Minnesota Telecommunications Access Grant.

Mississippi

The Department of Finance and Administration contracted with IBM to develop and implement the Mississippi Executive Resource Library and Information Network. Federal Sources Inc.

Missouri

St. Louis County purchased North American Morpho System's Flexscan workstation and converted more than 190,000 fingerprint records. The new station is faster and allows agencies to access fingerprint records of all persons arrested in Missouri. User Review.

Montana

The Department of Administration's Division of Purchasing combined its three term contracts for personal, portable, and high-connectivity computers into a single Prime Vendor Term Contract for micro-computer hardware, software and peripherals. Federal Sources Inc.

Nebraska

The Nebraska Crime Commission received approximately $200,000 from the U.S. Justice Department's Federal Law Enforcement Block Grant Program to fund an automated fingerprint identification system and to enhance DNA testing.

Nevada

Fourth graders at Eisenberg Elementary and Kahre Elementary schools in Las Vegas visited the governor's mansion via the World Wide Web. The Web page -- funded by Nevada Bell and AT&T -- was designed as a learning tool and provides students with an interesting way to learn about Nevada history.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire began installation of a new digital two-way radio communications system that will serve state police and other law enforcement and government agencies.

New Jersey

The Department of Labor contracted with Deloitte & Touche to provide a preliminary design for the state's new employer tax system, which includes a requirements definition document, a system definition document, an advisability study final report and recommendations for improvements. Federal Sources Inc.

New Mexico

The GIS Advisory Council began its project to acquire digital mapping of the entire state with support from the state General Services Department, Information Services Division.

New York

The Center for Technology at the University at Albany released guidelines to help government organizations go online with their services. Developing & Delivering Government Services on the World Wide Web: Recommended Practices for New York State offers tools to help agencies design, manage and market Web services. Call 518/442-3892. Internet: .

North Carolina

North Carolina uses Bottomline Technologies' CheckGard system at 44 sites around the state. The system combines check writing and printing in one step using electronic forms and laser printing, and helped the National Guard complete their payroll checks during the relief effort for Hurricane Fran.

North Dakota

As part of the North Dakota Highway Patrol's "Choose to Live" project, Cellular One, Air Touch and Commnet Cellular phone users will be able to make free phone calls to obtain emergency highway assistance. The project aims to increase traffic enforcement and reduce accidents.