PAST ISSUES / November 1995

Political Reality

Project Vote Smart is now offering access to a world of political information through the World Wide Web.

Dead Weeds On the Side of the Road

California is testing technology to kill roadside weeds using less chemicals and lowering its $25 million annual weed control budget.

Geo Info

Merging City/County GIS Efforts

A North Carolina city and county developed a joint GIS to access common information and lower costs

Technology & Governance

National CIO? Congress Says No

Congress briefly considered creating a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to coordinate information technology for the entire federal government. This summer, however, the bill changed.

Justice & Technology

Small Ohio Court Saves Big

The Gallia County, Ohio, Clerk of Courts Office took advantage of technology larger counties were using and found that just because they were smaller didn't mean they had to be left behind.

Product Watch

Product News

Product News

Interview

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader

Long-time consumer advocate Ralph Nader needs no introduction. He has been leading public interest campaigns, including the Taxpayer Assets Project, which has worked to open public access to JURIS, a Department of Justice data service, and EDGAR, a Securities and Exchange Commission system. The following interview was conducted by Government Technology Features Editor Brian Miller.

Govt@Internet

Government on the Web

Government indeed likes the Internet. But the question is, is government providing anything useful, or is it there for the thrill of it?

Electronic Democracy

Tips from Those Who've Been There

Building your own network is a complicated process. Understanding other communities' experiences may help you determine whether or not a community network is right for you.

Imaging

Imaging Vendors Consolidate, Gain Market Share

In the wake of last Spring's Microsoft-Wang deal, the imaging industry continues its transformation as vendors buy other vendors.

States

Georgia's Technology Jewels

By embracing new policy goals, pursuing public-private partnerships and committing adequate resources, Georgia has become a successful innovator in using technology to deliver vital public services.

Trend

Massachusettes Integrates Environmental Data

A new inter-agency database is helping Massachusetts accurately assess environmental quality for effective protection.