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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Product News

Product News

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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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Column

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.