October 2010

States and Localities Explore Alternatives to Big ERP

State and local officials explore more streamlined, customizable enterprise resource planning solutions.


Utah IT Official Gives iPad High Marks for Functionality

Localities consider adopting Apple iPad for city council meetings.

IT Security Incidents Prompt Nashville, Tenn., to Strengthen Policy, Hire IT Security Chief

Nashville is poised to implement a comprehensive security policy this fall, officials say.

Corpus Christi, Texas, Saves $100,000 by Reducing the Number of Cell Phones Issued to Employees

Many employees now use their personal phones at work and are reimbursed for city-related calls.

Justice and Public Safety

Los Angeles Police Department Hydra System Promotes Simulation Training for Command-Level Officers

LAPD opens sophisticated training suite that simulates critical incidents.

California to Deploy Nation's First Mass Mobile Alert System

California and Sprint will team up to deploy system that aims to save lives and protect property by delivering warnings and safety information via text alerts to wireless phones in specified locations.

Four Questions

Seattle CTO Bill Schrier Discusses Long Term Evolution Wireless

Police to get higher priority for mobile communications traffic.


New Products from GammaTech, Gateway, Samsung

Touchscreen tablet, netbook, touchscreen smartphone.

Product Review: Motormouse Wireless Mouse

The wireless Motormouse successfully merges form and function.

Point of View

Changes Under Way for Governors, Congress, CIOs (Opinion)

November elections also mean transformation in IT leadership.

Emerging Tech

Virginia Web Widgets Let Users Embed State Data on Site of Their Choice

One Virginia project makes accessing government information a matter of convenience.


Stimulus Fuels Innovative Digital Divide Initiative in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., CTO Bryan Sivak says strategy will address cost, availability and education challenges that typically face communitywide broadband projects.


Agencies Contract With Private Sponsors to Fund State and Local Properties

State and local agencies seek ad space and sponsors to keep afloat financially.


Boston Launches a Mobile Version of City Website

The development and deployment of a mobile version of Boston's website is set to influence how the city conducts business in the future.

Work Force Development

What the Future IT Work Force Will Look Like

How technology is transforming tomorrow’s workers.

Special Report

California, Boston and Chesterfield County Lead 2010 Best of the Web Winners

The Center for Digital Government's 2010 Best of the Web winners announced for state, county and city websites.


IT Trends: Airline Wi-Fi, Volkswagens That Run on Methane

Workers still quitting jobs despite poor economy.