State legislatures are installing computers on members' desktops to bring quicker access to information.
Feds To Build National Kiosk Network
The feds hope to roll out a massive government kiosk network over the next several years. States and localities like the idea, but have some reservations.
Justice & Technology
Kiosk Check-In for Probationers
While jails around the U.S. fill to maximum capacity rapidly, some counties are finding new ways to keep a close watch on probationed violators that also saves them time and money.
Radio Net Connects Sheriff's Laptops
Concerns for public safety and a sprawling jurisdiction prompted the Brevard County Sheriff's Office to overhaul its centralized information system and implement an integrated network solution.
Delta Mapping With GIS
The long, winding waterways that drain into San Francisco Bay are being mapped and data is being loaded onto a GIS for environmental protection studies.
Hand Images Help Detect Welfare Fraud
A California county has begun taking "hand images" of general assistance recipients in an effort to reduce the chances that a person will apply for more benefits under an assumed identity.
You Can Drive, But You Can't Hide
A nationwide network that allows Motor Vehicle Departments to exchange violation and suspended license information is being tested by a few states.
Texas Capital's Broadband Plan
The city of Austin is re-working its telecommunications systems with an eye to the future and new possibilities..