PAST ISSUES / December 2000

The Best of Both Worlds

Incorporating some of the best ideas from around the world, South African justice officials intend to create one of the most successful crime-fighting systems in existence.

Hidden Computer Bottleneck Can Cost Agencies Millions

Organizations are losing money by not handling fragmentation of their systems.

RACING TOWARD AN INFORMATION AGE OVERHAUL

IF STATES THOUGHT Y2K WAS BEHIND THEM AND THE ROAD TO ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT WAS WIDE OPEN, THEYD BETTER LOOK AGAIN.

Moore vs. Murphy

With a little effort, we can overcome technology growing pains.

PROVINCIAL PARTNERS: Rugged Success in Canadas Maritime

Tight budgets kept Canadas four Atlantic provinces out of the electronic government loop until a unique opportunity came their way.

Public Agencies, Private Data

As access to state-held records becomes easier, citizens want to see the issue addressed. Increasingly, states are faced with making new rules in unfamiliar territory.

Giving Them Something to Talk About

The Global Cities Dialogue gathers cities from five continents to learn about and exchange experiences related to information technology.

South Rising

Virginias IT agenda gets down to business.

This Space for Rent

So far, only a few jurisdictions have accepted advertisements on their Web sites, but more will follow. Is the risk worth the reward?

Tackling GIS Credibility Issues

A municipal government in Canada had to overcome user skepticism in order to make GIS an effective tool.

Wired for a New World

Through multiple e-government initiatives, Canada is striving to become the world's most wired government.

Toppling The Stovepipes

CIOs at all levels are seeking to liberate processes mired in the Industrial Age.

Toppling The Stovepipes

CIOs at all levels are seeking to liberate processes mired in the Industrial Age.

Canada: Wired for a New World

Through multiple e-government initiatives, Canada is striving to become the world's most wired government.

PROVINCIAL PARTNERS: Rugged Success in Canada's Maritime

Tight budgets kept Canada's four Atlantic provinces out of the electronic government loop until a unique opportunity came their way.

RACING TOWARD AN INFORMATION AGE OVERHAUL

IF STATES THOUGHT Y2K WAS BEHIND THEM AND THE ROAD TO ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT WAS WIDE OPEN, THEY'D BETTER LOOK AGAIN. That fast-approaching object in the rearview mirror is an ungainly set of regulations known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, HIPAA's full impact will be felt in two years when all health-care organizations, including state Medicaid programs, must comply with stringent regulations governing the electronic management of medical information or face severe penalties.

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Moore vs. Murphy

With a little effort, we can overcome technology growing pains.

Interview

The Lessons of Y2K

John Koskinen examines the impact of IT's biggest challenge.

The H-1B Visa Debate

Recent debates on the controversial issues of H-1B visas culminated, for the time, with President Clinton's signing of legislation to increase the number of high-tech-oriented H-1B visas given out yearly to skilled foreign workers.

Product Focus

Speech Recognition vs. Speaker Recognition

"Wreck a nice beach?" or "Recognize speech?"

Justice

The Best of Both Worlds

Incorporating some of the best ideas from around the world, South African justice officials intend to create one of the most successful crime-fighting systems in existence.

Notes from the Field

HIPAA Implementation Won't Be Easy

ARE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS READY FOR ANOTHER TEST OF THEIR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND STAMINA? We'll soon find out. By August 2002, the entire health-care industry must comply with the federal government's new regulations as specified under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). That means every government health service, from municipal hospitals and county health clinics to state Medicaid programs, must have an entirely new set of standards in place for electronically managing medical information and records or face penalties.

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Hidden Computer Bottleneck Can Cost Agencies Millions

Organizations are losing money by not handling fragmentation of their systems.

E-Commerce

This Space for Rent

So far, only a few jurisdictions have accepted advertisements on their Web sites, but more will follow. Is the risk worth the reward?

Local Government

Public Agencies, Private Data

As access to state-held records becomes easier, citizens want to see the issue addressed. Increasingly, states are faced with making new rules in unfamiliar territory.