September 1995

Iowa Network May Go On the Block

The state-run Iowa Communications Network may be sold to the private sector. An examination of the issues of public- vs. private-sector ownership

Tech Training at FLETC - A New Direction

As criminals learn to use new technologies to their advantage, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center examines ways to train federal officers to face this new law enforcement challenge

Employment Agencies Tackle Tech Needs with Teamwork

States and the private sector leverage a federal grant to develop high-tech tools for automating unemployment insurance services


States Steal a March on Federal Telecom Reform

State governments are moving ahead of Congress in telecom reform, and are coming up with a variety of approaches

Justice & Technology

Online Judicial Opinions Need a Public-Domain Format

West Publishing's copyright is hindering electronic dissemination of case law

Executive Briefing

Disaster Planning Basics

Even in the Information Age, an ounce of prevention is still worth a pound of cure


Pennsylvania Courts Climb Into the World Wide Web

One of the oldest courts in the country tries out one of the newest ways to get information to the public

Geo Info

Planning GIS Database Accuracies

Agencies must evaluate their most important needs to select the right GIS accuracy


Imaging Hits the Desktop Big Time

A new alliance between Wang and Microsoft puts imaging technology into Windows 95 and gives government another option for storing, retrieving and viewing documents

Product Watch

Product Piece

Product Piece

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

An introduction to the World Wide Web and what it could mean to state and local government information gathering and distribution


Mastering Disasters: Groupware Under Pressure

When the Northridge earthquake hit the Los Angeles area in 1994, emergency response personnel found their disaster recovery plans needed some updating


Dr. Michael Hammer - Public Sector Reengineering

Dr. Michael Hammer - Public Sector Reengineering

Technology & Governance

Video Vexations

A series of unresolved issues, ranging from affordable access and regulatory barriers to cultural resistance, threaten to slow down the increasing use of telemedicine and distance learning