December 2004

2004: Year in Review

From budget angst, CIO turnover and offshore outsourcing to technology's continued advance to sci-fi heights, 2004 gave us a little bit of everything. Here's Government Technology's revisit of the year gone by.

Flying High

Helicopter pilot defies death and initiates GIS mapping system.

Digital Cities

Virginia Beach, Va., and Redmond, Wash., bookend the 2004 Digital Cities Survey.


The Five-Year Test, Revisited

Measuring another year in the life of the public-sector IT community.



Government IT projects make headlines.


Digging Deeper

Six New Hampshire school districts hope a universal database to track student performance will improve education.

Electronic Government

Cashing In

The Virginia Department of Transportation turns its Right of Way and Utilities Management System into a revenue-generating product.

Hold Your Fire

Massachusetts deploys the most comprehensive gun licensing and verification system in the country.


Montgomery County, Ohio's Office of Family and Children First enables courts, law enforcement agencies and social service providers to collaborate securely.

Point of View

Cautious Optimism

Cautious Optimism

Product News

Product News

Aruba Wireless Networks, Novinit, Motion Computing, Lexmark


GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.


European Court's Ruling Against Microsoft Senseless and Damaging, Says Taxpayer Watchdog

Tech Focus

Sharp Actius PC-AV18P

Lightweight laptop packs plenty of features and a few quirks.

CIO Profile

Paul Roybal

CIO, Metropolitan Court, Bernalillo County, N.M.

Local Government

Back in Business

A consortium of cities works to improve economic development efforts in Washington.