Past Issues of Government Technology

National Technology Snapshot

A 50-state roundup of information technology news and events.

by / March 31, 1996 0
Alabama
The state of Alabama and Woolpert started a model GPS/GIS project designed to be a state-of-the-art facilities and property management GIS for the Alabama State Docks in Mobile.

Alaska
The Alaska Aerospace Development, a public corporation developed by the state, is working with EOSAT in collecting optical satellite data of Alaska. A portable remote satellite sensing ground station was placed on the campus of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

Arizona
Flagstaff completed a new document imaging and retrieval system in City Hall. The LaserFiche imaging system, developed by Compulink Management Center, allows anyone to view a document on a TV monitor in City Hall or receive a printed copy.

Arkansas
The Arkansas Supreme Court is now available on their Web page at .

California
California's 10 largest public safety agencies selected the Warner Group to facilitate an effort to improve statewide radio communication systems. Participating agencies include the Department of Youth Authority, Department of Corrections and the Department of Transportation.

Colorado
The city of Gunnison embarked on a new infrastructure plan that links all municipalities and provides information services to the community.

Connecticut
The state of Connecticut selected TouchView from Indentix Inc. for its statewide welfare recipient verification program.

Delaware
New Castle County awarded a parcel mapping project to Analytical Surveys Inc. The project consists of converting approximately 39,000 tax parcels.

Florida
The state of Florida awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin IMS to help its Child Support Enforcement Program pursue deadbeat parents.

Georgia
Order forms for the 1996 Olympic events are available on the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games' home page at .

Hawaii
The third of four sections in the trans-Pacific fiber- optic cable loop went into service, adding significant telecommunications services between the United States and Japan. Cables have been laid between the United States and Hawaii, from Hawaii to Guam and from Guam to Japan.

Idaho
Gov. Phillip E. Batt released a report developed by his Info Tech '96 Task Force that calls for more authoritative oversight of IT public expenditures, creates a 14-member policy board and directs the Department of Administration to implement all state IT plans and policies.

Illinois
The Illinois Department of Public Aid selected Transactive Corp. to negotiate a contract to provide equipment and services for a statewide EBT system.

Indiana
Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith joined Systems and Computer Technology Corp. in signing an agreement for private management of the city and county's information services systems. The agreement will save taxpayers $26 million over seven years. With the savings, the city will fund enhanced public safety technology such as an integrated law enforcement system.

Iowa
Cedar Rapids and Cedar Falls are among nine cities selected by MCI Telecommunications Corp. and the American Library Association to receive financial aid to hook communities to the information superhighway. The primary public library will receive up to $30,000 to implement a technology-based project that will enhance the library's reference and information service.
Newsbytes.

Kansas
The city of Salina offers a free community-wide education and information services network. SALNET provides an "electronic neighborhood" partnership of community organizations, schools and individuals via cable TV.

Kentucky
Wolfe County Public Schools, East Kentucky, can write and host Web pages for schools or related groups that don't have the ability themselves. Details listed at the following address .

Louisiana
Louisiana is one of 10 states operating on the EPLN (Electronic Parent Locator Network) System, an online database containing driver's license, employment, corrections and food stamp information from 12 states.
NASIRE Exchange.


Maine
The Maine Bureau of Taxation is investigating modifications to Andersen Consulting's Tax Administration software to support unemployment tax.

Maryland
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration selected AT&T Global Information Solutions to provide self-service terminals that allow motorists to register their vehicles using credit cards.

Massachusetts
The Executive Office of Public Safety for Massachusetts is implementing a statewide public safety voice and data network that will streamline drunk driving arrests and record keeping.

Michigan
The city of Warren negotiated with Comcast Cablevision Co. to install 26 miles of fiber-optic cable that will allow various city departments to access to the Metropolitan Area Network, the city's computer network.
Nation's Cities Weekly.

Minnesota
The Dakota County Survey Office contracted with Intergraph Corp. to provide it with hardware and software for softcopy photogrammetry and to update its land base data.

Mississippi
The state of Mississippi implemented a state tax processing system with the help of Northrup Grumman.

Missouri
The Missouri Supreme Court is redesigning its statewide court system with the help of Andersen Consulting. The four-year project will allow Missouri's circuit courts, appellate courts, the Supreme Court and clerks offices to share and easily access information.

Montana
The city of Billings has formed Montana Net to connect the Billings Gazette, City Hall, two hospitals, two colleges and the public school system. The network gives area residents and businesses access to online information and resources that can improve communication between local government agencies.
Nation's Cities Weekly.

Nebraska
The city of Papillion created its own bulletin board called Community Link, which features a mailbox for each department leader and city official.
Nation's Cities Weekly.

Nevada
The city of Reno selected PlanGraphics Inc. as its consultant for a study and implementation plan for an AM/FM/geographic information system.
Earth Observation Magazine.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Employment Security and Digital Equipment Corp. are developing "The Information Transfer System," a LAN-based system that will be used as a front-end application for all labor and employment services.

New Jersey
The city of Jersey City approved the public-private partnership contract with United Water Resources for the operation of the city's water department.

New Mexico
The state of New Mexico and MCI unveiled "EnchantNET," a service that enables state and local government agencies, public schools, libraries and universities to provide new levels of Internet access to state officials, university students and staff.

New York
Rochester's Assessment Bureau implemented the Remote Data-Entry Devices System from Cole-Layer-Trumble Co. to reduce time in processing and data verification.

North Carolina
The North Carolina Area Health Education Center Library and Information Services Network adopted Impact Online, the latest in library automation technology by Auto-Graphics.

North Dakota
North Dakota added "Job Service North Dakota" to its home page at .

Ohio
The city of Cleveland implemented "The Enterprise Client/Server Company," a new client/server computing environment from Sybase Inc. The increased data access enabled the Division of Taxation to enhance its tax collection activities while lowering operational costs.

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City implemented its new telecommunications network, OneNet, to transmit voice, video and data and connect school districts, colleges, government agencies and libraries across the state via the Internet.

Oregon
The Oregon Department of Transportation opened its first automated-vehicle-identification system for truck weigh stations. The AVI system can check more than 250,000 records and can determine whether the truck is legal.
ITS American News.

Pennsylvania
Chester County awarded a contract to Aerial Data Reduction Associates Inc., for the conversion of 147,000 parcels in its Arc/Info GIS.
e Administration selected AT&T Global Information Solutions to provide self-service terminals that allow motorists to register their vehicles using credit cards.

Massachusetts
The Executive Office of Public Safety for Massachusetts is implementing a statewide public safety voice and data network that will streamline drunk driving arrests and record keeping.

Michigan
The city of Warren negotiated with Comcast Cablevision Co. to install 26 miles of fiber-optic cable that will allow various city departments to access to the Metropolitan Area Network, the city's computer network.
Nation's Cities Weekly.

Minnesota
The Dakota County Survey Office contracted with Intergraph Corp. to provide it with hardware and software for softcopy photogrammetry and to update its land base data.

Mississippi
The state of Mississippi implemented a state tax processing system with the help of Northrup Grumman.

Missouri
The Missouri Supreme Court is redesigning its statewide court system with the help of Andersen Consulting. The four-year project will allow Missouri's circuit courts, appellate courts, the Supreme Court and clerks offices to share and easily access information.

Montana
The city of Billings has formed Montana Net to connect the Billings Gazette, City Hall, two hospitals, two colleges and the public school system. The network gives area residents and businesses access to online information and resources that can improve communication between local government agencies.
Nation's Cities Weekly.

Nebraska
The city of Papillion created its own bulletin board called Community Link, which features a mailbox for each department leader and city official.
Nation's Cities Weekly.

Nevada
The city of Reno selected PlanGraphics Inc. as its consultant for a study and implementation plan for an AM/FM/geographic information system.
Earth Observation Magazine.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Employment Security and Digital Equipment Corp. are developing "The Information Transfer System," a LAN-based system that will be used as a front-end application for all labor and employment services.

New Jersey
The city of Jersey City approved the public-private partnership contract with United Water Resources for the operation of the city's water department.

New Mexico
The state of New Mexico and MCI unveiled "EnchantNET," a service that enables state and local government agencies, public schools, libraries and universities to provide new levels of Internet access to state officials, university students and staff.

New York
Rochester's Assessment Bureau implemented the Remote Data-Entry Devices System from Cole-Layer-Trumble Co. to reduce time in processing and data verification.

North Carolina
The North Carolina Area Health Education Center Library and Information Services Network adopted Impact Online, the latest in library automation technology by Auto-Graphics.

North Dakota
North Dakota added "Job Service North Dakota" to its home page at .

Ohio
The city of Cleveland implemented "The Enterprise Client/Server Company," a new client/server computing environment from Sybase Inc. The increased data access enabled the Division of Taxation to enhance its tax collection activities while lowering operational costs.

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City implemented its new telecommunications network, OneNet, to transmit voice, video and data and connect school districts, colleges, government agencies and libraries across the state via the Internet.

Oregon
The Oregon Department of Transportation opened its first automated-vehicle-identification system for truck weigh stations. The AVI system can check more than 250,000 records and can determine whether the truck is legal.
ITS American News.

Pennsylvania
Chester County awarded a contract to Aerial Data Reduction Associates Inc., for the conversion of 147,000 parcels in its Arc/Info GIS.

Rhode Island
The state's worst oil spill, that occured Jan 19 off the coast of Providence, is now documented online at . The site contains news articles and public safety information.

South Carolina
Selected sites in South Carolina were chosen by Bell South Corp. to conduct trials of broadband interactive network.
Newsbytes.

South Dakota
Election results from South Dakota's presidential primary are available on the Internet at .

Tennessee
The Memphis/Jackson Major Trading Areas selected Ericsson to supply its GSM-based PCS 1900 network equipment, including mobile switching centers, base station controllers and base stations.

Texas
The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services has developed CAPS -- the Child and Adult Protective System -- with Andersen Consulting. CAPS operates in a client/server environment and connects all the department's personnel.

Utah
Utah added another state office link to its home page. The Industrial Commission promotes general welfare for state employees and can be found at .

Vermont
The Vermont Department of Employment and Training implemented a Periphonics Interactive Voice Response system to automate job placement and unemployment compensation programs.

Virginia
The Commonwealth of Virginia selected CLI's Spectrum Saver satellite broadcast system for its distance learning network.

Washington
The U.S. District court in Seattle agreed with toymaker Hasbro Inc. and banned the use of its "candyland.com" name on the Internet by Internet Entertainment Group, a company that offers adult material.

West Virginia
The West Virginia Network for Educational Telecomputing is in the final stages of installing modem pools for access to the Internet at public higher education campuses.
WVNETwork News.

Wisconsin
The city of Oshkosh and UGC Consulting developed an automated system that helps permitting officials manage municipal building, electric, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, plumbing and zoning permits.

Wyoming
The secretary of state and the Department of Administration and Information selected International Computer Works Inc., to provide software for use in the "GIS System for Wyoming County Clerks" project.


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