PAST ISSUES / December 1997

Economic Development: The Race for Bandwidth

Is America being hamstrung by outdated telecommunications policies and practices as it competes in the global market ?

Product News

1997 Best of Product News

Government Technology selected the 25 most interesting products of 1997 from the pages of this year's product news. The selection was wholly subjective, based on what was unusual, innovative and potentially useful to our readers. If you know of an interesting product we haven't covered, contact Product News Editor Kaveh Ghaemian at 916/932-1300.

Product Focus

Intel-Based Servers Flex Their Muscles

After years of handling file and print applications, PC servers are entering the big leagues.

Access

States to Feds: We Don't Want Your Legislated Privacy

Constitutional laws are tested as states resist a federal mandate to control access to public records.

CIO Profile

James Rebo Assistant Director for Information Systems, Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey

James Rebo Assistant Director for Information Systems, Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey

James Rebo Assistant Director for Information Systems, Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey

James Rebo Assistant Director for Information Systems, Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey

Welfare

Altering the Outcomes

sessing welfare program effectiveness requires more than a caseload count.

Imaging

With Digital Deeds, Do We Registries Need?

As registries of deeds increase their use of automation, especially document imaging, they could make themselves obsolete.

Notes from the Field

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field

Personal Computing

The Spin on Web Site Design

Some simple Web design tips can keep your site from being unusable, insulting and ignored.

People

Public Stewardship and Service to the Citizen

On October 8th, Government Technology and the Institute for Government Innovation hosted the 3rd Annual International Summit on Service to the Citizen in Denver. The summit drew delegates from 11 countries, including the United States. Three governors were featured as keynote speakers: Terry Branstad, Iowa; Roy Romer, Colorado; and James Geringer, Wyoming. Featured international speaker was Maurice Williamson from Pakuranga, New Zealand.

Snapshot

National Technology Snapshot

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

Column

Quebec's PRIVACY LAW Impacts Canadian BUSINESS

Quebec's PRIVACY LAW Impacts Canadian BUSINESS

Federal Grant Applications Migrate to World Wide Web

The federal government is experimenting with a process that would put grant applications on the Net.

Utility Aids Investigators in Swap-File Search

A new crime-fighting tool can retrieve deleted files from a suspect's computer and use them as evidence.

Fleet Maintenance System Cuts Costs

Edmonton has come up with an innovative way to control cost and manage its fleet of vehicles and equipment.

Internet Legislation Review

1997's Internet legislation in review with commentary. Items selected from the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section Council's "Internet Law Subcommittee Report."

State/Federal Summit Tackles Y2K Data Compatibility

Inability to transfer data between agencies could unravel a networked government.

Budget Blowout

With client/server, government agencies are installing flexible systems, but flexibility comes at a price.