September 1997

IT Outsourcing and the Rise of the Virtual State

The new trend in government outsourcing: spinning off big IT projects to corporations. But does the private-sector tool work with the people's property?

South Carolina Reaches Out

Connecting rural South Carolina is the job of the state-run satellite TV network.


National Technology Snapshot

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

Notes from the Field

Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field


Computer Evidence Processing Step 1 -- Seizure of the Computer

A how-to for law enforcement officers on gathering computer evidence -- and avoiding common booby traps that can destroy evidence with the click of a mouse.

Procurement Reform Stalled Over Privatization Issue

The California Acquision Reform Act is hung up, snagged on union fears that it will facilitate privatization and layoffs.

Judiciary Battles To Computerize Citing System

A publishing company -- stalwart of the Paper Age -- is feeling the effects as a group of judges, lawyers and others push to move citations online.

CIO Profile

CIO Profile: Larry A. Olson

Larry A. Olson CIO of Pennsylvania

Geo Info

GIS Goes to School

A Virginia high school teaches the ABC's of GIS in a science program preparing students for the real world.

Product Watch

PC, NC or NetPC -- Can You Still See?

Alan Freedman takes on the Wintel world -- once again -- as he explores the underbelly of personal computing today.


Curing Those Imaging Implementation Blues

What happens when an imaging system is turned on? The story of one agency after it flipped the switch.


Education Commission of the States

Education Commission of the States


Disclosing Financial Records

Some financial institutions' records may still be impregnable, but attitudes are changing about the public's right to know what's going on with their banks.

Personal Computing

Computers Stink

PC Owners Are Mad As Hell, and Columnist Reid Goldsborough Is No Exception

Product News

Product News

Product News