Alabama

Baldwin County awarded a contract to Woolpert to create a geographic information system and to provide digital and parcel mapping for the entire county.

Alaska

Digital voice and video services will be available to citizens in Fairbanks and Anchorage under an agreement between Alyeska Pipeline Service Company and MFS Network Technologies Inc.

Arizona

In support of the Western Governors' University project, Gov. Fife Symington appointed a special task force to design and implement higher education degree offerings in information technology.

Arkansas

The Department of Human Services awarded a multi-million dollar contract to BDM Technologies Inc. to upgrade its mainframe-based computer systems to client/server and Internet systems.

California

The Redwood City Police Department completed the first phase of testing Trilon Technology's Gunshot Location System. When a gunshot is fired, acoustic sensors transmit impulses from gunfire via phone lines to computers. In less than a minute, a location is displayed on a computerized map so a dispatcher can immediately alert an officer in the area.

Colorado

Mike Robinson, Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, launched a Web page to let voters express their opinions on specific issues. The site at features a picture of the candidate and his views on flat tax, welfare reform, term limits and gay rights. Newsbytes

Connecticut

Connecticut eliminates duplicate welfare enrollment with a biometric identification system from the National Registry Inc. Client finger images, color photos and digitized signatures can now be entered into a central database. The Power of Positive Identification

Delaware

Volunteer parents, students, teachers and computing and network professionals will celebrate NetDay96 by installing a network connecting Delaware's public and private schools to the Internet.

Florida

Using laptop computers with software from GTE and Cerulean Technology, the Lakeland Police Department can gain access to information about criminals, communicate silently during dangerous situations and combat auto theft.

Georgia

The Office of Vital Records awarded a contract to Mantech for the design and implementation of an image records system. The system will store approximately 9 million birth certificates. Federal Sources Inc.

Hawaii

Hawaii's largest islands will be connected through a 300-mile undersea fiber-optic telecommunications system under an agreement between GTE Telecommunications Inc. and AT&T.

Idaho

The Idaho Supreme Court Technology Committee is looking for a local law enforcement agency that can acquire the necessary equipment to serve as a pilot site for hand-held data-entry devices.

Illinois

The Office of the Comptroller awarded a contract to AMS to develop a statewide accounting management system that will enhance access to information through data warehousing.

Indiana

JobSource, Madison County's employment and training agency, installed One-Stop Career Centers in the county schools and libraries to help citizens research occupations, schools and financial aid sources. County News

Iowa

Sixth-grade students at Galva-Holstein Middle School conversed with NASA engineers through its distance learning network. With Sony Electronics video cameras, the students discussed questions and used the information to build a model of Mars.

Kansas

Johnson County selected PlanGraphics to implement a geographic information system for Water District No. 1, which provides water to almost 300,000 people.

Kentucky

The Child Support Enforcement Commission sponsors a Web page of Kentucky's Most Wanted Fathers at . The page features pictures and physical data of fathers who owe child support and a phone number for Web users to call with information.

Louisiana

On October 19, thousands of volunteers and parents will assist in connecting the state's schools to the Internet for Louisiana's NetDay.

Maine

The Education Network of Maine received an $850,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce

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