May 1996

The Cyberspace Constituency

Many cyberspace enthusiasts believe hyperdemocracy can help empower voters and revitalize democracy. Others insist it could undermine democratic practices.


National Technology Snapshot

A round-up of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.

National Technology Snapshot

A 50-state roundup of information technology news and events.

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.

Geo Info

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.


Turning Documents Itno Dollars

Imaging systems have opened up new opportunities


Block Grants Create State and Federal Trade-Offs

Will block grants lower budgets for many


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.


Local Governments Exchange Ordinances On the Web

Need an ordinance on barking dogs or graffiti? Don't reinvent the wheel, exchange ordinances with other municipalities.

Guest Column

Whats Wrong With a National ID Card?

Many in Washington favor a national ID card.

Electronic Democracy

Judicial Records: Can Privacy Concerns Co-exist with Public Access?

California communities have begun to wrestle with a major public policy problem that pits traditional concepts of access to court records against individuals' rights to privacy.


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.

Technology & Governance

Technology Leadership Rates High, Survey Finds

Technology Leadership Rates High, Survey Finds