November 1997

Prodigal System: California's SAWS

After laboring for more than two decades, at a cost approaching $1 billion, California has yet to deliver a statewide automated welfare system.


A new spreadsheet literally puts San Francisco commissioners on the same page.


National Technology Snapshot

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

Justice & Technology

NCSC Showcases the Courtroom of the Future

At the largest and only court technology conference, attendees caught a glimpse of courtrooms for the next century

Notes from the Field

Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field

CIO Profile

Carolyn Purcell CIO, state of Texas and president of NASIRE

Carolyn Purcell CIO, state of Texas and president of NASIRE

Geo Info

Mapping the Human Body

Using GIS in research and treatment of melanoma.

New York's High-Wire Act

A GIS-based study identifies populations living near high-voltage power lines in an attempt to determine cancer risk.


Imaging First: Maricopa County Puts Deeds on the Web

Signaling a big change in how customers access land records, Maricopa County has opened up its imaging database to the World Wide Web.


GTC East

GTC East


Privacy Trumps Access, And It Ain't Cheap

Although Congress vastly underestimated the cost of implementing FOIA, it clearly understood that cost was not to be an obstacle to access.

Product Focus

Product Focus: Notebooks

The notebook computer has become an increasingly affordable productivity tool of choice for people with nomadic tendencies.


1997 Best of the Web Winners

1997 Best of the Web Winners

Remaining Afloat in a rising Tide of Data

Is there a way to balance the competing needs of access and privacy? Should the Social Security Administration try again to make some of their information available on the Web?

Product News

Product News

Product News