November 1998

Building a Better Bridge

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Replacement Project is using the latest information technology to meet the transportation needs of a metropolis.

Governments Surfing the Wireless Wave

Wireless technology and service providers are getting interested in catering to the needs of the public sector.


National Technology Snapshot

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


Internet Drives Privacy Debate

Suddenly our entire lives are open books online, fueling concerns about who's using all that information.

Freedman's Flash

DOS -- The Top OS in the 21st Century

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?

Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field

A Tribute to Women in Government

Executive Briefing

Progressive City, Progressive Tools

GPS aids fast-growing city


Intelligent Transportation, International Style

Europe and Japan have been using intelligent transportation systems for as long as the United States has, but with different results.

The Year 2000 Is Coming!

If you haven't started preparing for its arrival, it's about time you did.

Inaction Can Be Costly

Digitizing manual systems or upgrading outdated systems requires cash that local agencies are often unwilling to spend, but sometimes it costs more not to spend the money.

Computer Talk

Decoding the secret language of computers.

Geo Info

New System for Spatial

The Washington State Department of Transportation takes a GIS standard for a test drive.


Can Self-Regulation Really Work?

With the European Union talking tough on online privacy, the federal government favors laissez faire over legislation.

Product Focus

Freedom Machines

Notebooks lighten the load when on the road.

Product News

Product News

Product News



What's on the minds of government IT managers? Y2K conversion, contingency planning, embedded chips and possible litigation. Our panel of experts discusses Y2K. Answers have been edited for length. Complete answers appear on the Web site.