PAST ISSUES / June 2009

Smart Electricity Grid Aims to Increase Energy Efficiency

Economic stimulus money will fund smart meters and sensors to replace U.S. legacy electric system.

Information Security: Employee Errors Put Data at Risk

Government data security breaches include e-mail, Web site attachments.

Geo Info

GIS Maps Prevent Vehicle Collisions with Elk and Deer

Arizona Department of Transportation uses GIS data to place crossings and underpasses.

Funding

Broadband Stimulus Should Require Maps First, Say Congressmen

Applicants for broadband stimulus should have to complete broadband maps before receiving stimulus funding, two Congressmen say.

Special

Digital Dashboard Will Track California Technology Projects

California CIO's Office releases project management rules and launches new transparency effort.

Big Picture

Green Initiatives: Broadband Wireless Monitor Saves Farmers Water

Department of Agriculture irrigates soil with broadband technology.

Point of View

Obama's First 100 Days Show Willingness to Listen to State and Local Concerns (Opinion)

Office of Management and Budget must still issue guidelines on tracking stimulus spending.

Product News

New Products from LG, Bretford Manufacturing Inc., Lenovo, Nokia

Mini notebook, laptop cart, desktop, smartphone.

Spectrum

Social Networks Grow More Popular, Sweden Introduces Green Energy Policy

Electronic health records may boost smartphone use by doctors.

Procurement

IT Contract Terms Stifling Competition, TechAmerica Report Says

TechAmerica says inflexible contracts in state and local government hinder competition and cause high prices.

CIO Profile

Missouri CIO Bill Bryan Focuses on Consolidation and Web Improvements

Bill Bryan also looks to boost unified communications and collaboration capabilities.

Justice

Law Enforcement Database Tracks Gang Members Statewide

MassGangs database helps Massachusetts police departments share information on gang activity.