January 4, 2008 - The Best of California Awards program was established to salute IT professionals in California state and local government organizations for their dedication, hard work and contributions. On December 12, 2007, the Center for Digital Government and GTC honored these individuals for their efforts at the Best of California 2007 event.
December 6, 2007 - On Aug. 17, 2007, Hurricane Dean advanced toward Texas. While the storm didn't make landfall in the state, it gave Texas the chance to test its readiness after months of collaboration and preparation for such a storm. For more, see the related story.
December 3, 2007 - e.Republic's Government Technology Conference West celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Sacramento Convention Center. Keynote speakers were Steve Wozniack and Jeff Pogue.
November 12, 2007 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge program helps create technology to keep soldiers safe. The challenge features autonomous ground vehicles maneuvering in a mock city environment, executing simulated military supply missions. The final competition took place on Nov. 3, 2007, in Victorville, Calif. For more, read the related story.
October 30, 2007 - Held in conjunction with the Sacramento, Calif., Regional Citizen Corps Council Annual Disaster Preparedness Conference in October was a disaster drill for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), where they practiced their command structure, evacuation, triage and special-needs populations skills during a mock flood and hospital wing collapse.
October 15, 2007 - Nuclear energy plants around the United States. For more, see the story in Government Technology magazine.
October 1, 2007 - Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) -- or Telecom Without Borders -- a France-based nongovernmental organization, provides emergency telecommunications services in disaster-hit areas around the world. Here we see their work in a village near Dakoro, Niger. For more about TSF, see the story in Digital Communities magazine. For more, see the story in Digital Communities magazine.
September 13, 2007 - Some say it's a man's world when it comes to IT, but these five government CIOs have proven it's a woman's job too.
August 28, 2007 - From wildfires and floods to terrorism and funding for first responders -- news items of interest to Emergency Management readers.
August 8, 2007 - Though the United States lacks a high-speed railroad system, many countries have implemented the method of transportation, which has proven valuable, reliable and safe.