February 2012

Jonathan Lewin, managing deputy director of public safety, Chicago

Video Camera Networks Link Real-Time Partners in Crime-Solving

More cities link private-sector cameras to public safety surveillance networks.

Roseville, Calif., Police Department’s Crime Lab Separates Fact From Fiction (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Local law enforcement technology advances, but still suffers from the ‘CSI effect.’

See How the World's Largest Telcom Company Manages its Network (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

AT&T‘s Global Network Operations Center tracks daily movement of nearly 30 petabytes of data.

Evaluating the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Three years after the federal stimulus act became law, CIOs assess its impact on state IT.


5 Action Items for CIOs

An inspirational to-do list to keep government organizations growing.

Four Questions

Florida CIO on State’s Email Consolidation

David Taylor discusses Florida’s move to a private cloud.


Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles a Reality, Researchers Say

First pilot project scheduled for a campus transit bus in 2012.

N.J. Agencies Turn to Needleless Injectors for Flu Vaccinations

With flu season well under way, people no longer have to get their skin pricked.


New Products from Pantech, Ion Wireless, ZAGG, SMARTdesks

Android smartphone, mouse glove, universal keyboard, convertible computer table.

Point of View

Attracting Skilled IT Workers to Public-Sector Jobs (Opinion)

Governments must learn to compete with private-sector perks.

Case Studies

Ex-Hacker Mafiaboy Discusses Local Government Web Security

A former hacker shares just how vulnerable local governments are to attacks on their systems — and how they can better protect themselves.

Skype Makes Business Personal in Frederick County, Md.

Video-conferencing technology is allowing county staff and contractors to get construction permits issued more efficiently.

Quincy, Wash., Cashes in on Data Center Boom

Big companies are flocking to small town with abundant water, power and fiber.


Super Wi-Fi May Bring Longer-Distance Wireless Internet to More of U.S.

Super Wi-Fi is born out of the FCC’s release of TV white space, and may bring connectivity to rural areas.