August 2009

Information Security Professionals Struggle with Rise of Facebook and Other Web 2.0 Tools

Workers' use of social networking Web sites may put IT security at risk.

Stimulus Expense Reporting Deadline Prompts ARRA Software for Government

State and local governments must upload data to starting October 10

Crowdsourcing Helps Chicago Chamber of Commerce Find More Bus Riders

Web 2.0 helps Chicago get ideas to increase public transit ridership.

Big Picture

Green Initiatives: Offshore Wind Farms Increase Renewable Energy

Ocean wind farms give alternative energy.    

CIO Profile

CIO Steve Jennings Discusses Stimulus Fund Plans for Harris County, Texas

Harris County plans infrastructure and records/document management projects with federal stimulus grant money.


Well-Timed Phone Call Leads to Cover Story

Maryland governor uses GIS to Map Crime, Traffic, Infrastructure, Spending

Green Technology

Green Initiatives: Washington, D.C.'s Vehicle Fleet Management Program Cuts Costs

DC Fleet Share program increases car sharing and eliminates unused vehicles.


Governments Need Social Networking Policies (Opinion)

Web 2.0 requires public sector to consider security policies.


Hand Scanners, Iris Readers and Fingerprint Readers Help Protect Networks

Biometric technology strengthens network security, saves time and eases help-desk headaches.

Electronic Government

Hillsborough County, Florida, Outsources Application Development

Florida county outsources software development to streamline surveying and mapping databases.

Product News

New Products from AOC, BlueAnt, Lenovo, Garmin

Monitor, Bluetooth headset, netbook, GPS navigator.