Web-Based Mapping Tools Help Governments Transform GIS into New Services Online 3-D mapping tools combine with GIS to deliver better location information. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen Uses Technology to Transform State Government Bredesen's IT policy focuses on economic development, education and consolidating state data centers. Workforce California Attacks Staff Shortage by Creating Database of Retirees Willing to Work With baby boomers leaving state employment, Boomerang system lists retirees with valuable skills. Big Picture MIT Project Aggregates Cell Phone Data to Model Urban Dynamics Real Time Rome also uses speed and location data from buses and taxis to help citizens make better decisions. Public Safety Virginia Dangerous Dog Web Site Warns Citizens of Vicious Pets State agencies create online registry that provides pictures and locations of dangerous animals. Point of View Government Technology Magazine Enters Its 21st Year Magazine will tackle job critical issues in 2008. Product News Product News New technology from V7, Royal Philips Electronics, Targus, Sprint, HTC Corp. Spectrum Spectrum: Government Technology Reports from the IT Horizon A snapshot of national and international IT trends that may change your life and career. Green Technology Waukesha, Wisconsin, Uses Green Technology to Conserve Energy and Cut Costs Energy-efficient lighting and LED traffic signals could generate $2 million in savings for city. Profile Former Michigan CIO Teri Takai Accepts California CIO Position Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says Takai will help rebuild essential state services. New York CIO Melodie Mayberry-Stewart to Modernize State IT Systems Mayberry-Stewart says innovation and information sharing are key challenges. Health Child Welfare System Boosts Oversight of New Jersey Foster Care and Adoption Statewide automated child welfare information system is designed to remedy shortcomings of old technology. Mapping Software Helps Washington State Find Foster Parents State Division of Children and Family Services uses off-the-shelf software to show need for foster parents. Column On the Scene GT editors report from the road. Personal Computing: Social Networks vs. Blogs vs. Discussion Groups A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the three main Internet-based media.