August 2007

Vanishing Act

More dollars for homeland security and war means less for police amid a rise in violent crime nationwide. 

Fast Track to Nowhere

Supporters try to connect U.S. cities with high-speed railroads. But is government in the way?

Best of Both Worlds

Utah's consolidation plan seeks value of centralization without sacrificing flexibility.

Wayback Machine

Revisiting 20 years of Government Technology magazine.


Texting 911?

911 call centers may soon be equipped to receive text messages and digital photos from callers.


Neighborhood Watch

The Big Apple brings local officials into the 311 loop.

Big Picture

Candid Camera

Candid Camera

Point of View

The Sacrifice at Home

The Sacrifice at Home

Geo Info

GIS to Go

New technologies bring GIS data into the hands of mobile workers looking for real-time geographic information.

Up Close

Walking in Trees

Walking in Trees

Letters to the Editor

Off Target

The Last Mile

Am I an Internet Idiot?

Am I an Internet Idiot?


Putting People With People

What the Internet, and government, still does best.



Reports from the IT horizon.

Product News

Two Cents: Spunky Laptop

The Lenovo 3000 N100 may not win any best-of-show awards for aesthetics, but it won't let you down.

Product News

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