December 2005

The Year in Review ... 2005

Consolidation and other cost-cutting moves continued throughout 2005, but technology also returned to the political stage as a potentially transformative force. Here's our look back at the events that shaped 2005.

The Golden Egg?

Can municipal wireless networks solve economic development challenges for rural communities?


Triggered Response

Chicago Police Department hopes to curb gun violence with smart technology.

Tech Focus

Two Cents: Lock It Up

Lexar's LockTight CompactFlash locks down images on a Nikon D2X digital camera.

Point of View

Wi-Fi for the Masses

Municipal wireless networks really heated up in 2005. Will they keep spreading in 2006?

Geo Info

New Terrain

FEMA looks to local communities to help update its floodplain maps.


Beating an Epidemic

By tracking New York City residents with diabetes, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene hopes to combat the disease.


Don't Get Stuck on Stupid

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


Make Me a Match

The University of Missouri and Washington University help St. Louis nonprofits find board members through a matchmaking Web site.

Cool Conference

Recent technology conference shows courts how to be more efficient today and provides glimpses of possible tomorrows.


Remote Possibility

Adams County, Pa., finds a Web-based virtual private network makes it easier to satisfy demand from outside organizations for access to the county's network.

Electronic Government

Crack Down

Using auditing software, the Comptroller of Maryland discovers millions in liquor retailers' unpaid taxes.


GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

Product News

Product News

MPC Computers, GTCO CalComp, FingerGear, Glacier Computer