February 1997

Will Network Computers Rule?

The good news about network computers is that they have no local storage, use Java and snub Microsoft. That's also the bad news.

Will Books Survive?

How far will libraries go as they turn increasingly to electronic information resources?


National Technology Snapshot

A 50-state roundup of information

Justice & Technology

Reducing Computer Evidence Liability

In the Computer Age, law enforcement agencies face new challenges and risks.

Notes from the Field

Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field


Virtual Database Gathers Scattered Data

"Virtual DB" may be a solution or state and local government agencies which need to access scattered data and present it in a unified way.

Geo Info

TWA Flight 800 -- Picking Up the Pieces

Sophisticated systems comb ocean floor for clues to TWA flight 800 disaster.


Workflow Joins E-Mail and Images

Vendors are linking workflow software with e-mail to move document images around an organization. It's cheaper and more flexible than traditional workflow, but will it help government get the job done?






Product Focus

Product Focus: Database Technologies *

Investigating a new database management system? Consider interoperability and standards.


Web-Based GIS Boosts Development

The World Wide Web and GIS are helping the city of Oakland reinvent the way it stimulates economic development.

Product News

Product News

Product News


Ed Meese

Edwin Meese III served as counselor to President Ronald Reagan from 1981 until 1985, making him the President's chief policy advisor and manager of the administration of the Cabinet, policy development and planning. He was then appointed the 75th Attorney General of the United States, a position he held from February 1985 to August 1988. He currently holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy research and education institution. Meese recently keynoted Government Technology's conference on Justice and Public Safety in the 21st Century, where he was interviewed by Staff Writer Blake Harris.

Welfare Reform

"Welfare reform will be a major test as to whether