What's on the minds of government IT managers? Y2K conversion, contingency planning, embedded chips and possible litigation. Our panel of experts discusses Y2K. Answers have been edited for length. Complete answers appear on the Web site.
Tip O'Neil once said, "All politics is local," and while local government has long been the most accessible and most trusted level of government, the Information Age has put cities and counties in the center of many national issues. Here, our panel of mayors and local-government IT managers discuss their jurisdictions and some of the issues they face.
With lives on the line, the information edge saves precious seconds. Thus, law enforcement and public safety agencies were among the first to embrace wireless communications and other specialized information technologies. For an update, we queried our panel of experts.
Will an Internet Tax Freedom Act help spur Internet commerce and bring about a new era of economic vitality? What will happen to local government sales tax revenues?
In addition to annual budgets, infrastructure and commerce, already-busy state governors must also now focus on education and technology. Governors from both major parties were asked to share their views and how they have incorported education and technology into their respective state's framework. Four governors responded prior to press time
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A governor, a U.S. senator, a teacher, publisher, student, and a former official of the U.S. Department of Education look at the state of public education in 1997.