The Cyberspace Constituency
Many cyberspace enthusiasts believe hyperdemocracy can help empower voters and revitalize democracy. Others insist it could undermine democratic practices.
Justice & Technology
Implementing Brady Backround Checks
States are using federal grants to implement the instant background-check system mandated by the Brady Act.
The Century of the State
Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt -- once a private-sector CEO -- became chair of the Republican Governors Association and the Western Governors' Association, president of the Council of State Governments and was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. He knows technology and shares his views on technology and governance in the approaching "Knowledge Age."
Nashville's Internet Traffic Success
Nashville, Tenn., has its own cul-de-sac on the Information Highway, which provides a path to the main highway without exposure to a lot of unnecessary traffic.
Technologies Speed Radioactive Clean Up
When the city of West Chicago, Ill., discovered a 30-square-mile area contaminated with radioactive waste, it was able to utilize GIS and geopiGPS technologies to help remediate the area.
No-Translation Internet Publishing
Washington State's Department of Information Services put data on the Internet using existing data formats to spare time and expense.
An Online Tour of State Depertments of Transportation
This article is derived from ITS Online's "On-Line Tour of State DOTs," which reviews all state DOT Internet sites and is updated regularly. The full tour, located at , includes links to all state DOT Web sites as well as over 150 links to selected highlights from those sites.
California Net Cruise
California has assumed a leadership role among states when it comes to making government information available on the Internet.
U.S. Representative Tom Davis
Freshman Rep. Thomas Davis, former vice president and general counsel of a high-technology and professional services firm, is using his experience to help shape federal procurement reform in Congress. Davis, a Republican representing a Northern Virginia district, is also part of a staff information technology caucus and was at one time a member of the Fairfax County, Va., Board of Supervisors. This interview was conducted by Features Editor Brian Miller.