February 1996

Tracking Down Child Support Evaders

The Electronic Parent Locator Network is a state cooperative system that allows child support workers to track child support evaders across state lines.

Digital Signature Law Inked

States are beginning to develop an official

Justice & Technology

Retooling Criminal Justice

Improving the faltering criminal justice system will require technology, planning or cooperation by all branches of government.

Geo Info

Traffic Accidents Mapped Electronically

New technology is helping gather traffic accident and crime scene data quickly and accurately.


Imaging Ergonomics

Imaging systems increase the amount of time a worker spends in front of a computer monitor, and increases the value of ergonomic planning.


Ballot Access & Digital Signatures

Ballot Access & Digital Signatures

Managing Technology

The new millennium will bring with it a barrage of data corruption problems that must be prepared for now.


Policy Research on the Web

The new Electronic Policy Network puts a world of information at the fingertips of anyone involved or interested in government and social policies

Best of the Web

Texas launched its home page in May 1993. Since then, 55 state agencies have signed on, and the site averages nearly 400,000 hits per month.


Spokane Reaches Out

Can local government BBSs and Web pages help increase participation in civic affairs? Spokane, Wash., City Councilman Chris Anderson believes so.


Larry Irving

Larry Irving, administrator of the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, is leading the federal government's effort to develop the National Information Infrastructure. Irving's office coordinates the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) grants, which provide matching funds for online projects demonstrating uses of the NII in schools, libraries and other institutions.