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 / GT - PCIO Special Report - 2014 Q2

Find out how GIS, geospatial technologies and location-based apps are lowering costs, improving decision-making, spurring collaboration and more in every type of government agency.
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Features

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.

Introduction

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

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

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

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

Introduction

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.