October 2005

Outsourcing Intelligence

Private data brokers play growing role in criminal investigations.

Building Trust

Enterprise identity management draws governments' attention, but it's not an easy problem to solve.

Breaking Barriers

Regional IT initiatives prove the value of shared applications.

Potent Portals

In the 2005 Best of the Web contest, Delaware's Web portal came out on top.


Military Mesh

Unique mesh networking system gives city cops more eyes and ears.

Tech Focus

Two Cents: Read the Fine Print

Government Technology's products editor puts the Lexmark C762n color laser printer through its paces.

Local Government

Trash Watch

Local governments turn to surveillance cameras to stop illegal dumping and its costs.

Virtual Village Square

What does it take to transform a lackluster municipal Web site into a vibrant community meeting place?

Point of View

Credibility Gap

Bad contracts leave lasting damage.

Geo Info

Down by the River

The Vital Signs program is giving students in Maine and Ireland an opportunity to merge technology with education in the great outdoors.

CIO Profile

Bob Hendricks

CIO of Fresno, California.


Getting Government's Wiki On

Collaboration and creativity in the new commons.


Let's Do Lunch, the Easy Way

Mealpay turns buying school lunches into a simple online task.

Behind the Scenes

While handling a multitude of calls from residents, staff members at 311 call centers rely on a host of technologies to get answers fast.

Electronic Government

Scrubbing E-Mail

Frustrated by staff time wasted cleaning out inboxes, Cook County, Ill., outsources the job.


GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

Product News

Product News

Nokia, Panasonic, Cross Match, Belkin