Jim McKay, Justice and Public Safety Editor
Darren Bates wiggled his way out of the unfriendly confines of Hancock County Jail in Georgia last summer and fled to Philadelphia. The escaped auto-theft convict hung out on MySpace, the social networking site, free from law enforcement - or so he thought.View Digital Issue View Past Issues
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Coroners' offices struggle to find 21st-century information systems.
California lawmakers consider legislation that would require convicted sex offenders to provide their e-mail addresses to law enforcement.
Local Connecticut government adopts software-as-a-service approach to e-mail and groupware applications.
How a city of 35,000 manages a quarter million visitors.
Taking a cue from the private sector, Mayor Richard Daley launched a secret shopping program in late 2005.
Real-time intelligent traffic systems now help cities conduct light-rail and side-street traffic, resulting in a harmonious flow.
For the past six months, many of us at Government Technology have been working to fundamentally restructure our Web presence. The result is Govtech.com, which launches this month.
Our overreliance on technology is one of my favorite subjects to harp on. From Roombas to GPS-enabled cars, there are countless examples of technology making our lives ridiculously easy.
Computer users concerned about security breaches might consider DigitalPersona's U.are.U optical scan fingerprint reader.
In December 2006, a Sunderland primary school, for children ages 5 to 11, linked up with Garfield Elementary School in sister city Washington, D.C., as the British ambassador and Sunderland officials were visiting the district.
More people perished from the influenza pandemic of 1918 than were killed during World War I.