October 2011

RoboCop Revisited: How Automation Is Transforming Public Safety

From mobile robots to laser scanners, technology is making police officers safer and more effective.

LightSquared and the GPS Industry Struggle to Coexist

Can LightSquared's ambitious new 4G wireless network play nice with vital location services?


What Government Agencies Can Learn from a Good Marriage

GovLoop founder Steve Ressler says government and citizens must grow with each other every day.

Four Questions

Washington, D.C., CTO Discusses Google Apps, City Priorities

Rob Mancini talks about the future of the Apps for Democracy contest.


Who’s Winning the Cloud War?

Analysts look at the state of competition for cloud business among Microsoft, Google and Amazon.

Point of View

Reflecting on Priorities After 9/11

Terror attacks put true priorities into perspective.

Public Safety

Video Visitation Bus Connects Jail Inmates to Families

To help inmates communicate with loved ones, the Pinellas County, Fla., Sheriffs Offices high-tech bus allows the public to video conference with the incarcerated without visiting the county jail.


Will Government Agencies Adopt Google Plus?

Google’s new social media network might present a few hurdles for government agencies — at least for now.

Special Report

2011 Best of the Web Award Winners Announced

Arkansas, Seattle and Stearns County, Minn., take first prize in the 2011 Best of the Web Awards.

Case Study

Richland County, S.C., Designs Award-Winning E-Recording Software

Designed by the county’s IT department, the Internet-based Register of Deed e-Recording System has increased efficiency at the county’s Register of Deeds office.

Product News

New Products From Security Engineered Machinery, Scottevest, Ricoh, Tuff-Luv

Optical media destroyer, security vest, tablet, e-reader case.

Product Review: HP ProBook 6460b Laptop

Hewlett-Packard delivers a hardy, secure notebook.