October 1997

Tackling Mistrust with Technology

Local governments hope technology can help change attitudes while improving services.

Neural Nets Nab

Neural networks -- used successfully for targeting smart bombs and spotting credit-card crimes -- assist states in the fight against health-care fraud.

Where the Research Meets the Road: Automated Highway Passes the Test

By the year 2020, being "asleep at the wheel" might not be such a bad proposition.


National Technology Snapshot

A 50-state roundup of information technology news and events.

Justice & Technology

To Track and Prosecute ...

Linking five public safety agencies is expected to improve Colorado's ability to share information and reduce redundancy.

Notes from the Field

Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field


Ira Magaziner: A Framework for Global Electronic Commerce

Ira Magaziner is senior advisor to the president for policy development, where he chairs a joint National Economic Council/ National Security Council initiative that is working to increase U.S. exports. He recently supervised the administration's development of "The Framework for Global Electronic Commerce," which outlines the U.S. government strategy for promoting global electronic commerce on the Internet. He now co-chairs the task force charged with implementing this strategy worldwide. Editor at Large Blake Harris spoke with Magaziner about his role as "point man" of the digital commercial revolution.

Mastering Disaster -- Earthquake Modeling Piloted

Want to know what would be waiting for you after an earthquake rolled through you hometown during a rainstorm at 4:24 a.m.?

Evidence Processing: Computer Autopsy

Part 2 of a series on seizing and handling compter evidence. The basics of computer evidence processing.

Washington Wins Digital State Award

Washington Wins Digital State Award

What Price, Privacy?

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?

CIO Profile

Mark Boyer CIO, state of Alaska

Mark Boyer CIO, state of Alaska

Geo Info

GPS Plots Drainage on the Flat

Some resourceful sourceful surveyors in Florida's Orange County build a GPS system on a shoestring.

Product Watch

First Internet Security, then Internet Commerce

Internet security has technological solutions,but the true potential of electronic commerce is still locked away.


United Nations Puts Treaties on the Web

Optical jukeboxes and WORM technology make U.N. treaties abailable online, but keep them safe from alteration.


From Seattle to Aspen

From Seattle to Aspen



A Washington state school district provides education for parentsk students, teachers and the administration from inside and outside the firewall.

Caveat Lector: Let the (Net) Reader Beware

You still can't believe everything you read, especially on the Internet. Here's a guide to verifying that information gleaned from the Web is the real thing.

Product News

Product News

Product News