March 2009

2009 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers

Government Technology's Top 25 public-sector innovators for 2009.

Smartphones Boost Government Efficiency, Bring Security Risks

Police officers use Blackberrys in Hawaii to access motor vehicle and criminal databases.


Remote Access Keeps Texas County Working Despite Hurricane

Harris County government telework supports continuity of operations.

Big Picture

Coast Guard Cutter Clears Ice from Great Lakes Shipping Lanes

Cutter Mackinaw uses advanced navigation and propulsion systems.

Point of View

Government Innovation: Now is the Time to Lead (Opinion)

Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2009 pioneered new uses of technology in government.

CIO Profile

New York's myBenefits Lets Citizens Apply for Social Services

Daniel Chan, CIO of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, discusses myBenefits social services Web portal.


Stimulus Bill Proposals Include Broadband Networks and Other Information Technology (Opinion)

Are shovel-ready infrastructure projects a higher priority than information technology?


Active Directory Project Was a Key to Missouri Consolidation

Consolidating e-mail 'communities' saves money and improves quality of life for Missouri state employees.

Electronic Government

California CIO Teri Takai: IT Consolidation Will Be 'Federated'

CIO Teri Takai says California will consolidate data centers, e-mail and standardize state networks -- and save $1.5 billion.

Mobile Browsing: Can Your iPhone Access State Portals?

Government Technology grades state Web sites on their mobile-phone friendliness.

On the Scene

Texas CIO of the Year Chosen; Sacramento Gasification Plan Canceled

Collin County's Caren Skipworth named top Texas CIO.


Web 2.0 Tools, Digital Memorials, and a Lego Inauguration

Government Technology's monthly roundup of IT-related news and numbers.

Product News

New Products from Smartmatic, Alienware, Samsung, Solio

Biometric scanner, notebook computer, touchscreen phone, solar hybrid charger.