March 2008

Presenting 2008's Top 25

Government Technology releases its annual list of 'Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.'

Server and Desktop Virtualization Cuts IT Costs for Government Agencies

Virtual servers and desktops squeeze more work from less computer hardware.


Environmental Technology May Help Law Enforcement Spot Drug Use Trends

Police and public health officials analyze wastewater for drugs, uniting environmental technology and public safety.

Big Picture

Avian Flu Research may Speed Vaccine Development

MIT researchers uncovered a critical difference between the flu viruses that infect birds and humans.


Student Tracking System Helps New Mexico Gauge School Performance

Longitudinal educational data system offers New Mexico better accountability.


IT Project Funding: Experts Reveal How to Get Approval

Experts reveal oral presentation tips on what it takes for project approval and funding.

CIO Profile

Gopal Khanna, CIO of Minnesota, Pushes IT Standardization and Modernization

Khanna says investment is needed to meet 21st-century government needs.

Green Technology

Green Technology and Renewable Energy are Keys to San Jose Conservation Plan

California city uses virtualization and more efficient cooling to cut data center power consumption.

The Last Mile

YouTube and Other Social Networking Sites Showcase Criminal Stupidity

Trail of self-posted videos helps law enforcement find and arrest criminals.


Aging Population Triggers Huge Economic and Policy Implications.

Baby boomer retirements and weakening economy influence 2008 legislative priorities.

Personal Computing

Personal Computing: Choosing the Right Font

Effective font selection helps get your message across.

Homeland Security

DHS Extends Real ID Deadline, but Funding and Privacy Questions Remain

DHS announcement addresses some concerns about controversial driver's license measure, but it may not quell state rebellion. 

Electronic Government

Unemployment Insurance System Cuts Cost and Delays in Minnesota

Minnesota self-service Unemployment Insurance Program improves efficiency.