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?
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.
FEMA looks to local communities to help update its floodplain maps.
Using auditing software, the Comptroller of Maryland discovers millions in liquor retailers' unpaid taxes.
Point of View
Wi-Fi for the Masses
Municipal wireless networks really heated up in 2005. Will they keep spreading in 2006?
MPC Computers, GTCO CalComp, FingerGear, Glacier Computer
Make Me a Match
The University of Missouri and Washington University help St. Louis nonprofits find board members through a matchmaking Web site.
Recent technology conference shows courts how to be more efficient today and provides glimpses of possible tomorrows.
Two Cents: Lock It Up
Lexar's LockTight CompactFlash locks down images on a Nikon D2X digital camera.
Beating an Epidemic
By tracking New York City residents with diabetes, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene hopes to combat the disease.
Chicago Police Department hopes to curb gun violence with smart technology.