The Department of Revenue awarded a contract to Unisys Corp. to install a new paperless tax processing system.
Coverage of legislative sessions, hearings, news conferences and important state government events are now available on "Gavel-to-Gavel Alaska," a new service provided by state public broadcasters.
Scottsdale linked the Civic Center area and the Via Linda Complex -- which interconnects City Hall, the library system and the Courthouse -- through a high-speed ATM communications network.
Personal computer and LAN support is available through Microcomputer Support Services, developed by the Department of Computer Services. The department also serves as a consultant for state agencies.
San Bernardino selected GIS software from Geographical Data Systems Corp. to map crimes through its citywide public safety program.
Aurora joined Lockheed-Martin Corp. to pilot a new automated location tracking system that allows city inspectors to verbally report everything from potholes to environmental hazards while voice-recognition software translates the report into text back at the office. Information is then automatically plotted on a GIS map and used to generate analyses, work orders and reports. PTI Prism
Greenwich selected PlanGraphics as its consultant for GIS strategic planning.
Dover implemented a GIS project with Thomas Mapping Systems as part of a statewide initiative to preserve farmland.
Palm Beach County purchased IBM's 3900 Duplex Printing Subsystem, which will reduce the cost of preprinted forms and serve taxpayers more effectively.
The Department of Administrative Services, with Motorola, is developing an 800MHz radio system that will connect state departments to law enforcement agencies under one computerized network.
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) developed the Consumer Dial Program, a 24-hour consumer response system that allows consumers to listen to pre-recorded messages on buying a new car, how to order complaint forms, consumer scams and information on the DCCA. The system also allows consumers to speak to a live person during normal business hours.
Idaho's Information Systems Standards are now available on its Web site at
Chicago's most wanted can now be found on its Community Policing Page,
The Indiana General Assembly voted unanimously in favor of the Senate Enrolled Act 449, which creates an electronic benefits transfer system allowing welfare and food stamp recipients to obtain benefits using a magnetic card.
The Department of Education and Sony Electronics developed a program for deaf and hard of hearing students to interact with other students across the state over a distance learning network.
Topeka installed a high frequency radio data link between its City Hall and the Shawnee County Courthouse. Legal staff now have online access to research and references. IGNewsletter
Western Middle School in Louisville developed a network of 24 Macintosh computers called MacCSILE (Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environment) that allows students to comment on other's work and create a shared database of theories and ideas. Technos
Crimes can now be reported on Louisiana's Report a Crime Web page at
Maine and Bangor Savings Bank offer a new program that allows state workers to purchase computers through pre-approved loans that can be paid back with payroll deductions.
Montgomery County implemented its reengineered automated procurement information delivery system, which provides purchasing information and a history of procurement actions by public organizations. Nation's Cities Weekly
Worcester contracted with Cerulean Technology to install its PacketCluster software