July 2010

President Barack Obama fist-bumps a medical professional in the White House prior to a health-care event in March/Photo courtesy of the White House/Pete Souza

3 Ways Health-Care Reform Will Impact Government IT

Issues include electronic health records and upgrading Medicaid eligibility systems.

Industry Experts Detail Current Technology Trends and What They See Farther Down the Road

Future IT visions from experts at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, IBM, Accela and TerreStar Networks


Florida Adopts Forecasting Technology to Target High-Risk Youths

With predictive analytics software, Florida's Juvenile Justice Department looks to stem recidivism by matching troubled kids with specific programs.

Point of View

Government Technology Magazine Awards Reflect Efforts to Showcase Public-Sector Innovation (Opinion)

Topics like health-care reform law and work force management tools may help leaders make more informed decisions.


New York City Department of Education Expands Its Time and Attendance System to Cope With Staff Overtime During H1N1 Scare

Education Department's work force management software made tracking employee work time easier during the H1N1 scare.

Alabama Strengthens Medicaid Payment Accuracy With Innovative Contingency Contract

Alabama awards a performance-based contract to review its Medicaid claims and help recover funds owed.

CIO Profile

Missouri CIO Doug Young Discusses Budget and IT Operations

Doug Young also covers contract issues and the impact of health-care reform on IT.

Public Safety

Pennsylvania Police Departments Connect Wirelessly to School District Camera Feeds to Aid Incident Response

Pennsylvania school districts give police direct access to their video camera feeds to aid situational awareness in case of emergency.

Product Focus

Product Review: Epson B-500DN Color Ink Jet Printer

Epson printer is noisy but produces good-quality documents.

Electronic Government

Electronic Poll Books Centralize Voter Rolls in Arizona's Yavapai County

Yavapai County becomes the first Arizona county to use e-poll books in a pilot project to increase voting convenience and reduce the number of rejected ballots.

Do Apps for Democracy and Other Contests Create Sustainable Applications?

San Francisco and other cities seek ways to engage software developers and spark long-term innovation.

Product News

New Products from Panasonic, Visioneer, Samsung, General Dynamics

Duplex color scanner, all-in-one monitor, rugged notebook computer.


IT Trends: More Efficient Solar Panels, Secure Password Management Site

Does Facebook status indicate overall happiness?