September 2009

Linda Gibbs, deputy mayor for Health and Human Services, New York City/Photo by David Lubarsky

New York City Integrates Social Services to Better Serve Citizens

HHS-Connect links nine city health and human services agencies, giving caseworkers access to better client information.

Cops on the Tweet to Solve Crimes and Educate the Public

Police use social networks for community policing.

Local Government

SaaS Aids IT Project Management in Washington

Tacoma, Wash., uses software as a service to rank the priority of IT projects.

Big Picture

Science on a Sphere Projects Environmental and Atmospheric Data on a Floating Globe

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration imaging shows global warming trends and hurricanes.


California County Uses Medication-Dispensing Machine in Correctional Facilities

San Bernardino County reduces waste and increases accuracy by automatically dispensing prescriptions for inmates.

CIO Profile

Vivek Kundra Touts Transparency, Accountability and Open Government

Federal CIO wants public feedback for improved IT project management.


Texas Consolidation Saves Money Despite Delays, Report Says

Statewide consolidation plan has reduced costs by $11 million over past two years, accounting firm finds.


Michigan County Uses Managed Hosting Services to Increase Revenue

Wayne County data center expected to boost local economy.


Michigan, Utah and California Update Their Web Portals (Opinion)

State Web sites try to cater to citizens' needs while exploring Web 2.0.


New York Saves $30 Million With Statewide Security Solution

Enterprise license agreement with McAfee provides security at a 75 percent cost savings.

Product News

New Products from Gateway, Belkin, Motorola, Bluelounge

Netbook, Bluetooth mouse, smartphone, computer desk.