PAST ISSUES / May 2008

Fleet Management, GIS and Telework Power Green Government Efforts

California seeks better fleet data, Montana county maps wind and Virginia promotes remote work to cut energy consumption.

How to Cut Data Center Energy Consumption

Green strategies for reducing energy consumption and improving performance of government data centers.

How it Works

Plasma Gasification Turns Garbage Into Energy

Plasma gasification offers environmentally friendly way to dispose of waste and generate power.

Security

Wireless Security Report Card Gives San Francisco a D

Government scores lower than finance, retail, transportation and corporations in vendor's wireless security survey.

Electronic Government

Statistical Analysis Improves Business Performance in Westchester County, N.Y.

Westchester IT department creates statistical analysis unit to provide new insight into county operations.

311 Survey: Customer Service Systems Spread to Smaller Cities and Counties

311 systems reduce 911 calls and offer better customer service and management information - but cost remains an issue.

On the Scene

California CIO Teri Takai Discusses Her Approach to New Post

Takai and former astronaut Sally Ride appear at California CIO Academy.

Point of View

Flexing Your Power

Governments get serious about energy conservation and sustainability

Spectrum

CIA Watches YouTube; New Jersey Outlaws Texting While Driving

CIA Watches YouTube; New Jersey Outlaws Texting While Driving

CIO Profile

Texas CTO Brian Rawson Previews Upcoming Procurements

State will rebid contracts for statewide network and TexasOnline Web portal.

Justice

Prisons Use RFID Systems to Track Inmates

Prisons in California, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Minnesota deploy RFID tracking systems to manage inmates.

Personal Computing

Pew Survey Offers Snapshot of Evolving Internet Use

Shopping, finance and information gather top list of online activities.

The Last Mile

What Government Can Learn from In-N-Out

Key to Success: Focus on What You Do Best