February 2011

CIOs Struggle With Social Media’s Security Risks

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

IT Metrics Help Determine Performance of New IT Deployments

Measuring the value of public-sector technology.

5 Factors for Open Source Success

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

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.