Evolving ERP? Enterprise resource planning systems take on unconventional tasks. Building Blocks The justice system looks at analyzing information exchanges and adopting standards in its effort to build integrated information systems. STATEments STATEments Government IT projects make headlines. Geo Info The Rise of the GIS Director More state and local jurisdictions appoint GIS directors to oversee GIS at the enterprise level. Point of View Fight the Power If enough ordinary people get together, extraordinary things can happen. Wireless No More Towers Two U.S. cities are trading their cell towers for the new buzz -- mesh networks. Spectrum GT Spectrum Reports from the IT horizon. Procurement Strategic Sourcing Smart procurement practices save governments a bundle. Tech Focus Two Cents Fujitsu Stylistic ST5000 CIO Profile Lawrence Bates Director of Information Technology, Manassas, Va. Justice Clearly a Hit Chicago's CLEAR is a proven success -- so much that the Illinois State Police will soon merge its data system with it. A SAGE Invention An air defense system in the mid-1950s laid the foundation for the Internet Age. Local Government Manassas Powers Up The city's electrical grid links subscribers' computers to fiber-optic network via broadband over power lines.