PAST ISSUES / June 2008

States Reduce Medicaid Costs with New Technology

Automated eligibility, electronic claims and analytics help control health spending.

Tony Cardenas, Los Angeles City Councilman, Lists Technology Priorities

From easing traffic congestion to enhancing public safety, information technology makes the city more livable.

Geo Info

NYC Transit Uses Digital Maps and 3-D Modeling to Help Travelers

Web-based trip-planning tool uses Microsoft Earth and other advanced tools.

Electronic Government

Web Self-Service Helps 311 Call Centers Reduce Load

Online 311 applications ease burden on overworked call center operators.

Public Safety

Local Police Share Secure Wireless Network in Wisconsin

Police departments upgrade shared network and overcome security challenges.

On the Scene

New FEMA Funding Priorities; Inside A Mobile Command Center

New FEMA Funding Priorities; Inside A Mobile Command Center

Point of View

Tiny Little Rip-Offs

Tiny Little Rip-Offs

Spectrum

Haptic Interfaces, Digital Trust and Seniors Online

Computers may soon let people sense the texture of objects or feel how they fit together thanks to a haptic, or touch-based interface.

CIO Profile

Four Questions for Pete Collins, CIO of Austin, Texas

Four Questions for Pete Collins, CIO of Austin, Texas

Justice

Police Use GPS-Equipped Bait Car to Catch Car Thieves

Monitoring technology boosts effectiveness of bait car concept in Sacramento, Calif.

Personal Computing

Photography Skills Still Matter in the Digital Age

Photography Skills Still Matter in the Digital Age

The Last Mile

A Vote for Sensible Elections

A Vote for Sensible Elections