May 1998

How To Attract and Retain Qualified IT Staff

If Y2K conversion weren't bad enough, along comes a booming economy that is creating a shortage of IT professionals, pitting government against the private sector for technical resources. Can government compete?


National Technology Snapshot

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

Notes from the Field

Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field

CIO Profile

Steve Kolodney

Steve Kolodney


Political Science and Technology Build Real-World Skills

Two political-science professors at the University of California, Davis, push their students to learn valuable computer skills.


Adopt a Project Plan That Works

Government needs a template for successful project management that ignores or accounts for the inconsistencies and inefficiencies of the human factor

Inner Cities

Inner Cities Gaining

The have-nots of inner cities could benefit the most from technology, yet they are the least likely to use it. Some innovative community groups are working to change that situation.


Opting for Privacy

Are people correct in thinking privacy is more important than access?


State of the States

The fourth annual State of the States Briefing, in Falls Church, Va., brought together several hundred government and industry leaders to focus on trends and issues in state information technology, including Y2K, electronic commerce, outsourcing and procurement. Keynoting the briefing was Virginia Lt. Gov. John H. Hager. Speakers included CIOs and top state officials from Arizona, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Ohio. Federal speakers included officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services. The State of the States Briefing was sponsored by FSI State & Local, NASIRE and Government Technology.

Product Focus

Assistive Technologies Help People in Creative and Amazing Ways

Interactive Tools Dispensing with Limits

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Product News

Freedman's Flash

Freedman's Flash