September 1998

Privatizing Public Networks

Cities are generating revenue and offering improved telecommunications services through private partnerships.

States Progress Toward Digital Nation

Is there a way to balance the competing needs of access and privacy? Should the Social Security Administration try again to make some of their information available on the Web?

Shine Those Dress Slippers

There's more to telecommuting than just sitting around in your pajamas while you talk to your boss or clients on the phone.


National Technology Snapshot

A round-up of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.

Justice & Technology

Gun Records in a Rat's Nest

Gun sale records move from the basement into CD storage.

Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field

CIO Profile

Robert A. Mayer

Robert A. Mayer is the chief information officer for the state of Maine. He is responsible for statewide data-processing functions and telecommunications services. Previously, he managed information services for county government and the public-transit agency in Seattle.

Geo Info

Learning with Wolves

The interest and enthusiasm of Minnesota students help serve two very important purposes.


Governments Ponder the Magic of Marketing

State and local governments are eager to launch a number of electronic commerce initiatives, but are unsure on how to market the services.


To Regulate or Not to Regulate

If the private sector doesn't protect the privacy interests of consumers, the federal government is threatening to step in and make it happen.

Product Focus

Computer Telephony's Time is Near

With improvements in IP technology and increased interest from consumers, computer telephony products and services appear poised for a big break into the mainstream market. What will that mean for state and local governments?

Letters to the Editor




Raising the Bar on Local

Raising the Bar on Local


Interview Grid

Product News

Product News

Product News