PAST ISSUES / July 1998

Welfare Puzzle

Is there a way to balance the competing needs of access and privacy? Should the Social Security Administration try again to make some of their information available on the Web?

Democratizing GIS

GIS applications arm communities with information that local government can't ignore.

Outside The Box: Engineering Concept Aids Agency

Can a well-proven mechanical engineering concept, known as Black Box, improve systems development in government? One agency thinks so.


Creating the Technology User

States improve access to technology through community-based training.

Justice & Technology

Colorado Pulls Off Criminal Justice Integration

The successful implementation of CICJIS shows persistence can go a long way.

Next-Generation Crimes, Next-Generation Justice

Organizations need to have properly trained computer forensic experts on staff.


Shaping the Economic Future

Without a viable computer and telecommunication infrastructure, economic growth in the 21st century will be a pipe dream.

Smart Cards: A Key to the Future

With smart cards, the opportunity to save money and increase convenience is there for the taking.


Internet Taxation

Will an Internet Tax Freedom Act help spur Internet commerce and bring about a new era of economic vitality? What will happen to local government sales tax revenues?

Product Focus

A Storage Primer

Here are the major players among the plethora of electronic data storage options.

CIO Profile


Mark Badger, 45, is Alaska's chief technology officer and director of the Department of Administration's Information Technology Group. He has more than 25 years of experience as an educator, researcher and creator of technology-assisted information projects. He has also conducted IT projects in Siberia and other polar regions.


Privacy Marches On

The pendulum swing may signify that the public is currently more interested in protecting personal privacy.

Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field

The Death Of Distance


Conferences For the New Millennium

Conferences For the New Millennium


Keep It Interactive

A new model of interactivity emerges on the Web.


National Technology Snapshot

A round-up of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.