Cover story

CIOs Struggle With Social Media’s Security Risks

Facebook and other social networking sites help agencies interact with citizens but also present security threats.

Special Report / Modernizing Outdated Enterprise IT Infrastructure: What You Need to Know

Government agencies are developing interactive websites, launching social media programs and introducing mobile applications. However, the robust enterprise IT infrastructure needed to support these new tools is often outdated or not easily scalable. This Special Report introduces a framework for organizing infrastructure and examining the impact of faulty or aging infrastructure on the government enterprise.


IT Metrics Help Determine Performance of New IT Deployments

Measuring the value of public-sector technology.
Munich, Germany

5 Factors for Open Source Success

Three German cities demonstrate best practices in open source software use.
Connecting the Dots

Emerging Semantic Web Technology Could Help Intelligence Analysts Spot New Terror Threats

Lack of information sharing key in 9/11 and WikiLeaks events. New technology can help link relevant data.

IT Managers Have Trouble Adding Business Analysts to Their Lineups

Finding staff to analyze business processes and apply IT solutions can be difficult.

Demonstrating the Value of IT for Government Executives

Advice for new CIOs includes defining immediate goals and utilizing cloud computing.

States Slow to Pick Tech Leaders

Many new governors are in wait-and-see mode on their state CIO and the structure of their technology bureaucracy.


In This Issue of Public CIO: Social Media Security (Opinion)

Web intelligence to help stop terrorists; open source initiatives in Germany.


Leadership Success Often Depends on Finding the Right Situation (Opinion)

Being the right person in the right place at the right time is key.


CIOs Anticipate Increased Information Sharing (Opinion)

Innovation matters more during lean times.

CTO Strategies

Benchmarking Technology Cost and Service Levels (Opinion)

Comparing public- and private-sector IT services is essential for effective leadership.

Book Review

Book Review: Strategic Project Portfolio Management

Actions to take and avoid for successful project management.