Government Technology

August 28, 2013

Whatever Happened To ...

We check in with initiatives we’ve covered over the past few years and ask, ‘Where are they now?’

December 1, 2011

The Year in Review: Cloud Computing Expands, CIOs on the Move

A look back at the people and events that shaped 2011.

August 31, 2011

Shared Services Growth Puts Pressure on Software Sales Model

Government and industry know the current IT sharing model is broken, but who will make the first move to fix it?

May 1, 2009

Microsoft Hosts Government CIOs, Cal/EPA Pushes Green Development

CEO Steve Ballmer says Microsoft can help with stimulus, Cal/EPA headquarters is greenest high-rise in the West.

March 31, 2009

Apollo 13 Flight Director Urges Space Program Support

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Chief of Staff Wins IT Award

April 27, 2007

Up Close: Influenza

More people perished from the influenza pandemic of 1918 than were killed during World War I. 

April 27, 2007

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon

April 11, 2007

Bringing the Office

Utah Department of Transportation inspectors use PDAs to access office tools and streamline workflow.

April 11, 2007

Bringing New Businesses to Madison

Cisco wireless solution enhances city's citizen services, public safety and economic development.

March 1, 2007

Tattoo You

Tattoo You

January 25, 2007

Fueling Success

Florida Department of Environmental Protection implements award-winning field inspection system.

January 25, 2007

Creating Digital Communities

Building 21st-century communities ... transforming the way communities live, work and play.

January 24, 2007

Keeping Pace

Washington County, Md., uses mobile inspection management software from Accela

September 22, 2006

Xtreme Mapping

Here are four uses for geospatial technology that you may not expect.

April 10, 2006

Surprised by Service

Lucas County reduces breakdowns and streamlines technical support with Gateway computers.

March 15, 2006

Powerful Portal

Powerful Portal

February 23, 2006

Downtown Makeover

Cities try to lure young, educated professionals back to urban areas.

February 22, 2006

North Carolina Public Health Uses Mobile GIS to Assist Florida in Hurricane Wilma Aftermath

ArcPad Application Enhances CDC's Rapid Needs Assessment

January 31, 2006

An ERP Epic

How three men transformed an industry.

June 14, 2005

Rodent Tracking

Through a national germ-reporting database designed to detect unusual trends, outbreaks of illnesses from "pocket pets," like hamsters and mice, can be tracked.

March 2, 2005

Government Technology's 2005 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers

Government Technology's 2005 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers

December 29, 2004

GIS Solution Helps Mountain Area Safety Taskforce Quell Southern California Blaze

GIS Solution Helps Mountain Area Safety Taskforce Quell Southern California Blaze

December 2, 2004

Digital Cities

Virginia Beach, Va., and Redmond, Wash., bookend the 2004 Digital Cities Survey.

November 1, 2004

NASCIO Highlights from Annual Conference in New Orleans

NASCIO Highlights from Annual Conference in New Orleans

March 1, 2004

Government Technology magazine's Top 25: Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2004

Members of Government Technology's Top 25 for 2003 walked a tightrope. They implemented innovative ideas that improved citizen services and public safety -- and they did so with cost-effectiveness demanded by current budget realities.

August 7, 2003

Paper Clarifies Requirements for Foreign Information Technology Workers

Association says foreign IT workers are critical to U.S. economy but immigration program needs improvement

August 5, 2003

Conference to Highlight Biometric Technologies

Event to feature special session on research that will address topics such as the societal and political implications of deploying biometric systems

July 25, 2003

Ohio Transit Authority gets "Smart" System

Columbus-based authority implements smart transportation system for safety and savings

July 21, 2003

Gov. Gary Locke Announces He Will Not Seek a Third Term

Washington's popular digital government leader will leave a rich legacy of technology wins

July 17, 2003

Live Chat Comes to Utah

Utah joins only a handful of states in offering real-time assistance through Web portal

July 15, 2003

No Child Law Could Spawn State Lawsuits

NCSL memo details potentail problems with NCLB

July 7, 2003

Cities Find Success with Online Reverse Auction

Kentucky cities active in online bidding demonstrate savings

June 30, 2003

Legislator Advocates Use of New Technologies in Homeland Security

Legislation will address use of wireless technologies, e-mail and the Internet

June 27, 2003

Nation's First Digital Counties Survey Debuts

Joint project looks at how the counties use information technology for internal efficiencies and service to the citizen

June 24, 2003

Capitol City Cancels Touch Screen Plan

Sacramento County officials decided to postpone the purchase of electronic voting machines until more information and guidelines become available

June 20, 2003

Ridge Announces Port Security Enhancements

New funds target nation's major seaports and require inter-governmental collaboration

June 20, 2003

NLC President Encourages Cities to Support HERO Act

Return of public safety frequencies is priority for advocacy group and for local first responders

June 18, 2003

Small Cities and Towns Celebrate Federal Partnerships

Local jurisdictions set aside a day to acknowledge the benefit of partnerships that bring added resources to cities

June 10, 2003

California May Postpone IT Upgrade

With an increasing number of educational programs being slashed due to the state's budget deficit, legislators want funds re-directed

June 4, 2003

Kentucky Traffic System Wins Accolades

Online traffic management system gets heavy use by motorists

June 2, 2003

Kentucky Captures Images of Overweight Trucks

New system allows law enforcement officers to nab overweight vehicles that bypass weight stations

May 28, 2003

Doing IT Business in New York

Seminar is focused on helping IT companies learn the rules of state procurement

May 27, 2003

Maine Launches Statewide 511 Service

Number aimed at easing daily commute or facilitating leisure weekend trip

May 22, 2003

Ridge Calls on Congress to Change Formula for First Responder Funds

NACo looks for input from counties about how to create an equitable system that reflects vulnerabilities

May 21, 2003

Arkansas, North Dakota Join Internet Sales Tax Agreement

Giant budget deficits in states cause reconsideration of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement

May 20, 2003

Government Partners

Wins, changes and announcements from the private sector

May 6, 2003

Virginia Launches Major IT Overhaul

The IT reorganization will eliminate departments, reduce redundancies and create a new oversight structure.

April 30, 2003

Governor Warner Signs Tough Anti-Spam Bills

The bills make high volume unsolicited bulk e-mail a felony in the state and allow state prosecutors and the state's attorney general to go after spammers in other states.

April 29, 2003

Kansas Motor Carrier Portal Finds Success with New Online Services

The services' adoption rates have surprised state officials.

April 29, 2003

Virginia's IT Transformation Efforts Gets off the Ground

The commonwealth appoints a chief transition officer to guide IT consolidation efforts.

April 28, 2003

Washington launches AMBER Alert Pilot Project

The pilot will test the feasibility of a multi-state AMBER Alert Web portal.

April 24, 2003

Department of Homeland Security and DOE Deliver Refurbished Radiological Detection Equipment

The equipment will be used to enhance the domestic preparedness capabilities of local emergency responders.

April 23, 2003

Today's governments are faced with the increasing challenge of serving citizens in a secure, yet private manner.

Today's governments are faced with the increasing challenge of serving citizens in a secure, yet private manner.

April 22, 2003

Dry Spell

Dry Spell

April 21, 2003

Michigan Governor Orders Local Law Enforcement Access to Wireless Towers

The towers, used primarily by the Michigan State Police, will now house local law enforcement communications equipment.

April 21, 2003

Florida Conducts "Ethical Hacking" Training

The training should help state agencies assess potential network vulnerabilities, Florida's State Technology Office said.

April 18, 2003

Georgia Streamlines Business Registration

Pilot project allows Georgia businesses to register online.

April 18, 2003

Department of Homeland Security Announces Grants

$165 million in grants will go to states for emergency and terrorism preparedness.

April 17, 2003

Washington Medicaid Program Targets Mailing Costs

The program will now mail postcards that direct health-care providers to the Internet for memos and billing instruction updates.

April 17, 2003

NJ.GOV Portal Membership Increases 225 Percent

Merger of Web sites is paying dividends for New Jersey.

April 16, 2003

NASCIO Elects New Vice President

Delaware CIO takes over the position.

April 14, 2003

Customer Satisfaction Drives Adoption of Online Government Services

Canada leads 22 countries in developing electronic government with customer-service focus, new research finds.

April 1, 2003

511 Service Scores Big in Virginia

The system is also a finalist for a national award for surface transportation technology.

April 1, 2003

Alaska Now Offers Secure Online Service

The state has rolled out an online application for Alaska's permanent fund dividend.

March 28, 2003

Cities Projected to Spend Nearly $70 Million Per Week on Homeland Security Costs

A new survey finds mounting security costs as cities await direct federal aid.

March 28, 2003

California CIO Now Interim Director of the Department of General Services

J. Clark Kelso is still state CIO.

March 27, 2003

California Streamlined Sales Tax Bill Clears First Hurdle

The bill to make California part of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project is out of its first committee.

March 26, 2003

HHS to Test Mobile Device Network for Bio Terrorism Alerts

The pilot will help determine whether a PDA network will be effective in getting urgent information about biological agents to doctors and clinicians.

March 26, 2003

Homeland Security Goes to School

Online courses teach colleges, universities and exchange-program sponsors how to comply with new federal rules for reporting international students and exchange visitors in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

March 26, 2003

Louisiana Portal to Deliver E-Learning

Enterprise solution to reach 45,000 state employees.

March 26, 2003

Alaska Provides E-Learning

New e-learning program enables Department of Education and Early Development to ensure readiness of paraprofessionals to address needs of children with disabilities.

March 25, 2003

Massachusetts Disease Tracking System is a National Model

A Department of Public Health computer system tracks unusual disease patterns in real time.

March 24, 2003

UC Davis Introduces Tech Management Minor

The university aims at giving that extra edge to potential job candidates in the high-tech field.

March 24, 2003

Teachers Set Sites on Thinkport

Maryland Public Television and Johns Hopkins University launch -- a destination for teaching in the digital age.

March 24, 2003

Online Consortium Delivers Degrees

Students can move from Associate Degree to Bachelor Degree to Master's degree using a single online portal and point of contact.

March 24, 2003

Two Accredited Degree Programs Added Online

A Masters in Public Health Administration and a Masters in e-Business are now available.

March 24, 2003

Tri-C Students Like Distance Learning

Cuyahoga Community College students taking Internet, interactive video and telecourses are on the rise.

March 24, 2003

Grad School in Your PJs?

Today's grad students increasingly opt for distance learning, yet programs must offer complete package of reputation, affordability and flexibility.

March 24, 2003

Distance Learning Technology Brings Instructors to Students

The Air National Guard continues research and implementation of distance learning methods as a means of training service members.

March 24, 2003

Maine Laptop Program Gets High Marks

Early on, the plan to give seventh graders and teachers laptop computers appears to be paying off.

March 14, 2003

Georgia Online Database Identifies and Traces Parolees

The database is being called an "electronic neighborhood watch," and allows residents to search parolees by ZIP code, name or prison ID number.

March 14, 2003

New York Researchers Working on Optical Biochip

The research project is focusing on creating biochips that will help protect public water supplies.

March 13, 2003

Portland Named 'Hottest' Spot

Intel's Most Unwired Cities survey ranks U.S. cities by the number of wireless hot spots the cities have.

March 12, 2003

New Web Resource Created to Help Schools Plan for Emergencies

The new Web page on the U.S. Department of Education's Web site is designed to help schools in preparing for any type of emergency.

March 11, 2003

California Highway Patrol, Lottery Strike Amber Alert Partnership

Nearly 20,000 California Lottery retailers will now be part of the Amber Alert system.

March 11, 2003

Nebraska City Puts Pop Ups to Good Use

A PC-based emergency alert system will notify computer users of a wide range of potentially serious situations.

March 10, 2003

Online Teachers College Open for Business

Education available to educators everywhere.

March 6, 2003

Cellular Rights of Rescission

Bill could give cancellation rights to wireless phone users in California.

March 6, 2003

FCC to Launch E911 Coordination Initiative

FCC calls meeting to devise strategies for E911 deployment.

March 6, 2003

Open Source Bill Introduced in Oregon

The bill would mandate that open source software be on the list of approved products for use by state agencies.

March 5, 2003

Gas and Oil Prices Now Available by Phone in New York County

Speech-recognition technology allows county residents to quickly find the best deals.

March 5, 2003

Center for Technology in Government to Study Government Information Integration

The study will take two years and will examine several integration projects.

March 5, 2003

Feds Launch Web Site Catering to Women Business Owners

The site is intended to provide women business owners better access to federal resources.

March 4, 2003

FCC Announces Public Hearing on Media Concentration

The commission is seeking additional comments from across the country.

March 3, 2003

FTC Awards Contract to Develop and Implement "Do Not Call" Registry

Consumer registration expected this summer.

February 28, 2003

72 Percent of America's Counties Face Budget Shortfalls

Raising taxes, reducing services are options to replace lost revenue.

February 26, 2003

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Announce Launch of E9-1-1 Caucus

Caucus hopes to strengthen and highlight the importance of E9-1-1.

February 25, 2003

Maine Takes Budget Recommendations from Citizens

More than 2,500 budget recommendations sent to Maine's governor.

February 24, 2003

Web Site Collects Data for Disability Research

Information collected will guide research and policy-making.

February 21, 2003

Online Property Tax Payment Service Receives Iowa Technology Award

The site processed more than $3 million in taxes last year.

February 21, 2003

Franklin County Trains and Employs Older Workers in High-Tech Office

County Recorder and AARP work together to on employment program.

February 19, 2003

Commerce Department Announces Plan for Modernization of Technology Agencies

The plan will combine three existing agencies, if approved by Congress.

February 19, 2003

Danish Government to Issue Digital Signatures to Citizens

The project will allow enhanced Internet security for transactions between the government and citizens of Denmark.

February 18, 2003

Virginia's E-Procurement System Now Used by a State University

Old Dominion University is the first public higher education institution to use the state's procurement system.

February 18, 2003

Kentucky's CITE Celebrates its First Birthday

Times may be tough for states, but the Center for Information Technology Enterprise has doubled its staff and expanded its facilities.

February 18, 2003

Kelso Releases New Proposal for California IT Governance Structure

Among other features, the proposal creates an Information Technology Board to set forth strategic plans.

February 14, 2003

Public Safety and Transportation Professionals Collaborate to Improve Emergency Response

ICMA puts together local groups to ensure U.S. DOT gathers local concerns.

February 14, 2003

Government Technology Magazine's Top 25: Dreamers, Doers and Drivers

Top 25 People who played key roles in strengthening government operations in their jurisdictions and improving the services delivered to citizens.

February 12, 2003

California Takes Steps to Join the Streamlined Sales Tax Initiative

A state senator introduced a bill that would require California to become one of the states implementing a new sales and use tax agreement.

February 11, 2003

NIST: Both Fingerprints, Facial Recognition Needed to Protect U.S. Borders

The agency recommends a 'dual approach' as the best option to make sure visas are issued properly and that the person holding the visa is the proper recipient of the visa.

February 11, 2003

North Jersey District Water Supply Commission Goes Modern

The commission replaced its 20-year-old legacy system with a distributed network.

February 11, 2003

CDC Rolls Out Web-Based Injury Mapping System

The application is geared for use by health professionals, policy makers and students to design and implement injury prevention programs.

February 7, 2003

Washington DSHS Child Support Web Site Wins Digital Award

Washington's award-winning Web site allows child support payments to be made online.

February 5, 2003

Online Maps to Stimulate Lower Manhattan Area

The new Web site is designed to help economic recovery and redevelopment goals for the area.

February 5, 2003

Six Local Agencies to Use Online Translation Service

Service will make it easier to communicate with a diversity of constituents.

February 4, 2003

Progress Made in Adoption of Smart Card Technology

General Accounting Office calls for still more progress.

February 4, 2003

Virginia Begins Distribution Digital Aerial Photography Products

The products will be free to any government organization in Virginia.

January 31, 2003

Computerized Voting Systems Pose Unacceptable Risks

Stanford professor writes "Resolution on Electronic Voting" to outline risks.

January 30, 2003

Houston Sets SimHouston Training Sessions for City Residents

SimDesk and the city will work together to provide training.

January 30, 2003

New Traffic Tool for Agencies

FHWA unveils new Web site to help state and local agencies manage traffic congestion.

January 29, 2003

Council Passes Public Records Bill

New York City would be the first city or state to require online publication of official reports and publications.

January 29, 2003

Georgia Goes Portal

State creates integration infrastructure for the state's citizen portal.

January 27, 2003

Senate Asks for Privacy Rules

Senate vote cuts funding for Total Information Awareness project until privacy safeguards are provided.

January 27, 2003

Indiana Introduces Redesigned Web Portal

More than 200 Hoosiers provided feedback for the state portal's new design.

January 24, 2003

ICT Literacy Summit Promotes Technology Education

New basic literacy is discussed at summit by leaders in education, government and business.

January 17, 2003

Former CIOs Offer Sage Advice

CIO SAGE initiative launched to match IT experience with critical needs.

January 15, 2003

White Plains Takes its Case to the Supreme Court

The New York city is fighting for the right to regulate its rights-of-way.

January 15, 2003

Virginia: Online Filing for Unemployment Benefit Claims Gets High Satisfaction Marks

The service has generated a 95 percent approval rating after processing more than 27,000 claims over the Internet.

January 14, 2003

Montana Starts Phase Two of Telecom Initiative

Four more communities slated to receive broadband infrastructure.

January 14, 2003

Center for Technology in Government Launches Justice Information Sharing Study

The study will develop a capability-assessment model to help agencies determine how ready they are to participate in justice information sharing.

January 13, 2003

Pennsylvania Gives $400,000 in Digital Divide Funding to Hill House Association

The funds will go toward increasing access to technology in lower-income and underserved areas of Pittsburgh.

January 13, 2003

Utah Gets New CIO

The nominee comes from the private sector but has public sector experience.

January 13, 2003

Sen. Leahy Prods DOJ on Data Mining Policies

The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking for information on the Total Information Awareness system being developed by DARPA.

January 10, 2003

Pennsylvania Wraps Up Massive Telecom Project

Rural businesses, as well as the state's higher education system, will be able to use the new Keystone Communications network.

January 10, 2003

District of Columbia Consolidates Data Centers

Why have nine when two will do?

January 9, 2003

New Survey Finds Americans Willing to Accept Biometric Identifiers

The support for the use of biometric identifiers depends on privacy safeguards.

January 8, 2003

Missouri Debuts Health Care Facilities Web Site

The site will present a range of information on the state's long-term-care facilities.

January 8, 2003

Gov.-Elect Sonny Perdue Names Georgia's First Chief Operating Officer

A private-sector executive has been recruited for the new post, and one of his first priorities could well be the state's troubled $1.8 billion telecom-outsourcing project.

January 6, 2003

Pennsylvania Clears Last PennFIRS Hurdle

The first round of PennFIRS data was transmitted successfully, and the state will begin work this month on rolling the program to counties.

December 30, 2002

Net Expectations

Americans expect the Web to give them news and information on health care and government services.

December 19, 2002

Online Education Resources for Indiana

Indiana residents have a new online resource to help them plan and pay for higher education.

December 19, 2002

Tulsa School District to Create Electronic Community

Union Public Schools in Tulsa is installing an online system to promote collaboration among students, teachers, parents and administrators.

December 19, 2002

Army to Deliver Online Courses to Recruiters

The U.S. Army sees online training as a way to meet its recruiting goals. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is creating a distance-learning system to support more than 7,000 Army recruiters throughout the nation.

December 19, 2002

Dallas School District Launches E-Training for Teachers

NEW YORK -- One of the largest school districts in Texas has launched an online professional development initiative.

December 19, 2002

U.S. Government to Expand Online Learning Center

The federal government's Gov Online learning center, the nation's largest e-learning implementation, has started work on a series of upgrades.

December 19, 2002

Florida Colleges Offer New Distance Learning Options

New technology at Florida community colleges will provide distance-learning courses for students and continuing education for faculty and staff.

December 19, 2002

Supreme Court Solution

Indiana's Supreme Court case management system will streamline judicial and law enforcement processes.

December 19, 2002

Oklahoma's Homeland Security Web Site Sends E-Mail Alerts

The e-mail updates notify subscribers as terrorism threat level changes.

December 18, 2002

FCC Releases Latest Round of Broadband Data

High-speed Internet connections increased 27 percent during the first half of 2002, the agency said.

December 17, 2002

Bay Area RIDES Launches Online Commuter-Matching System

The Web-based ride-sharing application should help commuters find car pools, van pools.

December 13, 2002

Maryland DGS Gets Certified by the National Federation of the Blind

The agency is first to receive the certification.

December 13, 2002

Virginia Considers Information Technology Reform

The governor's proposal includes IT consolidation and enhanced oversight of technology services.

December 10, 2002

Online Felony Offender Look Up Service Proves Popular

Three Tennessee agencies worked together to develop the new service.

December 9, 2002

Kentucky Uses GIS to Map Chemical Stockpiles

The GIS application will serve nine counties surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot.

December 9, 2002

Pennsylvania Targets Digital Divide

More than $3 million in grants issued to improve Internet access in low-income and underserved areas of the commonwealth.

December 6, 2002

New Jersey's OIT Wins Storage Networking World Award

The state's implementation of its SAN took top honors in the systems-implementation category.

December 5, 2002

Utah Introduces Online Impounded-Vehicle Searches

More than half of the state's private tow companies send information to the state; and all companies will participate by the end of the year.

December 4, 2002

California Senator Introduces Bill to Further Limit Use of Social Security Numbers

The bill would require government agencies and public colleges and universities to cease using Social Security numbers as public identifiers.

December 4, 2002 Adds Child-Support Payment Services

Local and state agencies collaborated to roll out the new service.

December 3, 2002

Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation Adds Online Scheduling

Drivers can schedule a driver's test over the Internet.

November 25, 2002

Georgia CIO Resigns

Larry Singer will return to a nonprofit technology-consulting firm that works with government agencies.

November 20, 2002

Louisiana GIS Education Project Puts Students to Work

A new interactive Web site will allow teachers and students to assist the state in emergency preparedness by collecting geographic information.

November 20, 2002

New Jersey CTO Details Work on Intrusion Detection System

The system could be linked to a federal system.

November 19, 2002

Communications on Wheels

The Red Cross will respond to disasters with trucks full of technology.

November 19, 2002

DOD Looks at Biometrics

Unisys generates 3-D images from individuals' photographs to identify by skin texture, expressions and aging.

November 15, 2002

New Jersey to Test Cooperation in Homeland Security

Businesses, state agencies will create public/private partnerships that will focus on anti-terrorism measures.

November 14, 2002

Utah Rolls Out Online County Property Tax Payments

Taxpayers in three counties can pay county property taxes at the state's Web portal.

November 13, 2002

Open GIS Consortium Seeks Input for One-Stop Portal

The portal will allow all levels of government to access geospatial data.

November 12, 2002

Computers from National Governors Association meeting go to Idaho libraries

Computers from National Governors Association meeting go to Idaho libraries

November 12, 2002

Open GIS Consortium Seeks Input for One-Stop Portal

Open GIS Consortium Seeks Input for One-Stop Portal

November 12, 2002

Mississippi Launches Redesigned Portal

Mississippi Launches Redesigned Portal

November 12, 2002

DOE Deploys Digital Signature Solution

DOE Deploys Digital Signature Solution

November 12, 2002

Orlando En Espanol Wins Award

Orlando En Espanol Wins Award

November 12, 2002

Nashua to Automate Municipal Processes

Nashua to Automate Municipal Processes

November 12, 2002

HHS Launches National Nursing Home Quality Initiative

HHS Launches National Nursing Home Quality Initiative

November 12, 2002

Orlando's Spanish Language Web Site Wins National Award

The site was recognized as a model for other cities, judges said.

November 12, 2002

More Online Resources for Navy Medicine

More Online Resources for Navy Medicine

November 12, 2002

Software Strengthens Training for U.S. Diplomats

Software Strengthens Training for U.S. Diplomats

November 12, 2002

Pioneering Online School Implements New Technology

Pioneering Online School Implements New Technology

November 12, 2002

North Carolina Improves Voter Education

North Carolina Improves Voter Education

November 12, 2002

Free Research Reveals Imperatives of Web-based Instruction

Free Research Reveals Imperatives of Web-based Instruction

November 12, 2002

Police Officers to Receive Online Training

Police Officers to Receive Online Training

November 12, 2002

Army Sponsors Online Competition for Middle-Schoolers

Army Sponsors Online Competition for Middle-Schoolers

November 11, 2002

Florida Strikes Interesting Deal with Drug Distributor

The company will pay Florida more than $2 million to build a prescription-monitoring program, and the state said it will share the program with other states.

November 6, 2002

Lane County Prepares for New Corrections Management System

The county's new system will allow a range of agencies to share information.

October 30, 2002

New Jersey Commission to Study Privacy Issues

Gov. James McGreevey made nine appointments to the state's Privacy Study Commission, which was created by New Jersey's Open Public Records Law.

October 30, 2002

Report Details Local e-Government Benefits and Barriers

Despite a range of barriers, local jurisdictions are tapping into electronic government initiatives to improve operations and citizen outreach, according to a recent report.

October 30, 2002

Newark Airport Tightens Vehicle Security

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will deploy a new technology developed to control and monitor airport vehicles at Newark Liberty Airport.

October 30, 2002

Integrated Payment System Increases City Efficiency

Kent, Wash., has launched an integrated payment system designed to let citizens pay for all city services from a single location.

October 30, 2002

Florida Local Government Web Site Boosts Convenience -- a Web site that provides information and services from a group of local jurisdictions in Florida -- now offers a subscription service for citizens and businesses.

October 30, 2002

Pennsylvania Extends Pioneering Outsourcing Initiative

Pennsylvania has approved a three-year extension of its groundbreaking data center outsourcing initiative.

October 30, 2002

Program to Offer Students Low-Cost Internet Access

Indiana schoolchildren and their parents can get low-cost Internet connections for their home computers and help local schools at the same time.

October 30, 2002

NASCIO Names Winners of 2002 Recognition Awards

Ten states take home awards for IT successes.

October 29, 2002

Rhode Island Makes Child Support Payments More Convenient

The state now accepts walk-in payments at Western Union locations.

October 28, 2002

New Jersey Governor Makes Appointments to Privacy Study Commission

The commission will examine privacy issues relating to the dissemination of public agencies.

October 28, 2002

Indiana Program Offers Students, Schools Low-Cost Internet Access

Students get affordable Internet access; schools get credits toward IT training.

October 24, 2002

MyFloridaCounty Web Site Makes it Easy for Businesses

The Web site now accepts electronic checks and will add a suite of child-support services in November.

October 22, 2002

Former South Carolina CIO Joins AMS' Office of Digital Government and Technology

Matthew DeZee will work alongside Steve Kolodney.

October 18, 2002

More Consumers Going Online

Sixty-one percent of Americans go online monthly.

October 18, 2002

RAND Visits Pennsylvania's Office for Information Technology

The research organization is working on a report for California, which is looking at ways to restructure is IT office.

October 14, 2002

Pennsylvania, Unisys Strike Three-Year Extension Deal

The company will continue to lead a consortium of companies that manage the state's data warehouse.

October 11, 2002

County Adds Living Will Forms to Web Site

The form is available for viewing online by family members and health care providers.

October 10, 2002

State, Local Government Agencies Awarded for IT Innovation in Idaho

A variety of IT programs were honored by the state's Information Technology Resource Management Council.

October 9, 2002

Extranet Deployed to Navy Training Managers

Navy Training and Management Planning System offers quick access to data and analysis.

October 9, 2002

Internet-Based Training for Help-Desk Professionals

Help Desk Institute's eUniversity provides IT support staff with online development, training and certification programs.

October 9, 2002

U.S. Navy to Build Knowledge Management Portal

Initiative will deliver training and educational opportunities to 350,000 active service personnel.

October 9, 2002

Ohio Strengthens Learning Technology

Enterprise Ohio Network installed solution to manage workforce development program.

October 9, 2002

Federal Government Launches E-learning Program

Initiative offers learning materials to 1.8 million federal employees.

October 9, 2002

ILJ Offers Online Officer Training

From crime mapping to unbiased interviewing, police officers gain crime-solving techniques via the Internet.

October 9, 2002

Program Responds to IT Security Demands

Element K Offers Support for New IT Security Technology Certification

October 9, 2002

Charlotte Launches Excellence in Leadership Series

The city aims to advance emerging leaders and maximize high-level opportunities.

October 4, 2002

America's Schoolchildren Learn Internet Protection and Responsibility

FBI and Justice Department support I-SAFE mission of empowering youth to avoid online perils.

October 4, 2002

Smart Card Technology Companies Teaming on Bid to Integrate Fare Collection Across Mass Transit in Washington D.C. Metro Area

The two companies will integrate fare collection in the metropolitan area using a smart card payment system.

October 4, 2002

Microsoft Discloses Security Flaws

Microsoft urges users to download software patches.

October 3, 2002

Westchester County Police Do High-Tech Checks

Pilot program tests new handheld computers.

October 3, 2002

Business & Community Leaders Call for Federal Role in Closing Digital Divide

Conference on October 8th will focus on minorities, the Internet and bridging the digital divide.

October 2, 2002

New York and Indiana Sign New Tax Software Contracts

The two contracts allowing use of the Integrated Assessment System are valued at a total of $1.8 million.

October 2, 2002

Report Indicates Internet Security Vulnerabilities Are on the Rise

Report Reveals 65 Percent Increase in Vulnerabilities Compared to Third Quarter 2001.

September 30, 2002

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Criticizes CCRA's Plans for

The Privacy Commisioner of Canada, Geoge Radwanski, in a letter to the Hon. Elinor Caplan, Minister of National Revenue expresses grave concern over CCRA's plans to establish a database on the foreign travel activities of all law-abiding Canadians.

September 27, 2002

Canada Readies Iris Scanning Kiosks at Airports

The kiosks will hit two international airports early next year.

September 27, 2002

New York Helps Fund Biotechnology Partnership

The partnership seeks to build a biotech cluster in Long Island.

September 26, 2002

Social Services Department Puts Legislative Reports Online

The Washington DSHS turned to the Web to cut costs and make the reports widely available.

September 26, 2002

Virginia Announces New Strategic Plan for Technology

The plan will take a number of steps to alter the way the commonwealth manages technology.

September 25, 2002

Idaho Introduces Online Fuel Tax Payment Service for Truckers

The state is one of the first to offer international-fuel-tax-agreement filings over the Internet.

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September 23, 2002

New Mexico Prepares to Overhaul Pension Administration System

The state will scrap its mainframe and move to a Web-based system.

September 20, 2002

California Has a CIO Once Again

The interim director of the defunct DOIT, J. Clark Kelso, has been named the state's new CIO.

September 20, 2002

Governments Improve Web Security but Offer More Restricted Areas

Top e-government states this year are Tennessee, New Jersey, California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, according to new research from Brown University.

September 17, 2002

Report Finds More States Using E-procurement

Maryland and Virginia's efforts to implement e-procurement systems are highlighted in a new study from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment.

September 17, 2002

Iowa Counties Introduce Online Property Tax Payments

The Iowa State County Treasurers Association and Iowa's Information Technology Department jointly developed the online service.

September 16, 2002

South Carolina's CIO Stepping Down

Matthew DeZee also led the NASCIO's Security and Reliability team.

September 13, 2002

New Report Studies Electronic Government at the Local Level

The Center for Technology in Government's new report is being offered as a tool for local governments looking to put services online.

September 13, 2002

Oregon to Explore Statewide Public Safety Network

The Statewide Interoperability Executive Council will develop a plan to create a wireless communications network and make funding recommendations.

September 13, 2002

Industry Advisory Council Unveils Study of Electronic Government Implementations

The study examines cross-jurisdictional electronic-government programs.

September 5, 2002

National League of Cities' Totally Web Government Program Adds Features

Local governments have another way to create Web sites.

August 30, 2002

All Alabama Public Schools Now Connected to the Internet

The last 142 schools without access now have connectivity.

August 30, 2002

Ohio Rolls Out Educational Resource

Every Ohio school, academic and public library will have access to materials.

August 29, 2002

Advocacy Group Creates "Questionable Doctors" Database

The database contains information on physicians from 16 states.

August 28, 2002

New Jersey Enhances Disaster Preparedness

The state will install a communications system to link all New Jersey acute care hospitals.

August 27, 2002

Wireless Network Gets New Lease on Life in Denver

A new partnership brings high-speed wireless Internet connectivity the city's businesses and consumers and the chance to develop mobile public safety applications to government.

August 23, 2002

NGA Announces State Homeland Security Priorities

Working from shared principles and priorities is a must, according to the NGA.

August 23, 2002

Pennsylvania State Archives Launches "Doc Heritage" Web Site

The site puts a variety of important government records and historical manuscripts online.

August 21, 2002

Delaware Strengthens Efforts to Collect Cancer Information

The state will track possible environmental causes of cancer.

August 21, 2002

Florida Department of Children and Families Uses New Fingerprinting System

The system debuted lat week and will match fingerprints with photos and other relevant information.

August 20, 2002

Arkansas Picks a New CIO

A North Carolina woman is tapped for the state's top tech post.

August 19, 2002

Cities Forecast Bleak Futures for their Budgets

City finance officers express pessimism in being able to meet their city's financial needs.

August 16, 2002

Web Site Allows Neighbors to Track Aircraft and Flight Paths

The Massachusetts Port Authority's airport monitor is scheduled to go live on Monday.

August 14, 2002

Research Maps Kentucky's Internet Backbone

The maps show the location of the main Internet backbone through the state, as well as where high-speed access is available.

August 14, 2002

Alaska Receives $7.5 Million for Rural Internet Access

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska will administer the grant program for communities that lack basic Internet connectivity.

August 13, 2002

Health Alert Network Goes Live in Texas

Sixty-four local health departments are already connected to the alert network.

August 9, 2002

Cities, Counties Talk Electronic Government

Nearly 75 percent of cities and counties responding to the International City/County Management Association's 2002 Electronic Government Survey have a Web site.

August 9, 2002

Wyoming's Division of Criminal Investigation to Upgrade Message-Switching System

The new system will help law enforcement agencies across the state share information.

August 7, 2002

Homeland Security Summit Brings Together Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The states' governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia met to discuss regional anti-terrorism cooperation.

August 7, 2002

Arizona Rolls Out Online Voter Registration

The Secretary of State's Office and the Motor Vehicles Division collaborated on the new electronic government service.

August 6, 2002

Conference to Address Information Security

The conference will host a variety of security presentations and work shops.

August 6, 2002

The DLC Releases Playbook of Policy Approaches

The book contains policy "plays" used by governments in seven areas.

August 5, 2002

South Dakota Puts All State Forms Online

A new one-stop Web site gives the public, businesses access to all state forms.

August 2, 2002

Under-served Families Get Connected

Discounted Internet service and free cable modems will be provided to low-income families.

July 30, 2002

Washington Preparing to Implement New Drinking Water Tracking System

The Web-based system will replace a mainframe system and will help track water supply and transport.

July 29, 2002

Developing a Security Strategy

Check your calendars for the SecurIT Summit in October.

July 29, 2002

NASCIO Signs Information Sharing Agreement with the NIPC

The agreement is the first step in building an Interstate Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

July 24, 2002

Indiana Launches Web-Based Child Support Payment Solution

The system will help the state lower costs and administer child support payments more efficiently.

July 24, 2002

New Resources for Small Town Leaders

The resources are designed to help small towns and rural areas with economic development.

July 24, 2002

California's Attorney General Rescinds Oracle Deal

The state will avoid any future costs.

July 23, 2002

Washington Debuts Online Candidate Filing

Point and click to run for political office.

July 23, 2002

NASCIO Issues Information Security Recommendations

A new report presents a series of recommendations and plans to fight electronic attacks on critical information infrastructure.

July 22, 2002

ACLU Warns of Threat to Online Free Speech

The civil-liberties group argues that the gradual conversion to broadband threatens free speech on the Net.

July 19, 2002

FBI Representatives Meet With National League of Cities

The head of the FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination is meeting with the NLC's board of directors over the changing role of federal and local law enforcement agencies and officials.

July 18, 2002

Government Services Go Mobile in Virginia

The state's portal is now accessible to mobile-device users.

July 11, 2002

English Police Department Introduces Emergency Text Messaging

The deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired can use text messaging to contact police.

July 9, 2002

Florida's CIO No Longer Acting

The state ended its search for a CIO by promoting Kim Bahrami.

July 8, 2002

Vermont Announces Internet Portal Deal

The state will work with NIC to redesign the Vermont portal and develop electronic government services.

July 3, 2002

Alabama Creates Research Alliance to Spur Economic Development

The alliance involves the state's research universities, the business community and state government.

July 2, 2002

Idaho Creates New Science and Technology Office

TechConnect East will focus on creating jobs and developing high-tech business, and the state would like to create more regional offices.

June 26, 2002

Georgia City Named One of Top Seven Intelligent Communities in the World

It's the only American city on the 2002 list.

June 25, 2002

One Million Transactions in a Month

Arizona hits a milestone in its implementation of electronic government services.

June 25, 2002

Montana Child Support Payment Information Available Online

The new payment-information service was developed by two state agencies.

June 25, 2002

2002 Digital Government Award Winners Announced

Six winners took home top honors.

June 24, 2002

Electronic Government Alive and Well

Though e-business is waning, governments' adoption of electronic services is on the rise.

June 19, 2002

Georgia Receives Bids for Telecommunications Outsourcing

Now the fun begins, as approximately 100 evaluators from state and local government will scrutinize the bids.

June 17, 2002

Baltimore Unveils New Crime-Fighting Tool

A new mobile command post will give law enforcement agencies the ability to communicate and share data in the field.

June 14, 2002

Chemical, Biological Threats Top Mayors' Homeland Security Worries

Cities need more resources to devote to threat detection, emergency response equipment, according to a new survey.

June 13, 2002

New Hampshire Workers Take Advantage of High-Tech Training Scholarships

Laid-off high-tech workers will get scholarships to boost their skills.

June 13, 2002

Public Technology Appoints New CIO

The former CIO of Philadelphia will work closely with local governments.

June 12, 2002

Pennsylvania's Justice Network Recognized

The JNET earns a first-place award from the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils.

June 11, 2002

Sharing the Electronic Government Wealth

A new Web site assembles electronic-government knowledge and materials into one place.

June 10, 2002

New Study Ranks the 50 States' Strengths, Weaknesses in the New Economy

Massachusetts, Washington and California are the top three states.

June 7, 2002

Pennsylvania Opens for Business

Gov. Schweiker created a new office to manage online transactions between business and government.

June 5, 2002

Pennsylvania State Police Creates Regional Computer Crime Task Force

The first of six planned task forces will concentrate on an 11-county area.

June 4, 2002

State Revenues Battered

A slide in income-tax collections and a rise in tax refunds take their toll on state budgets.

June 3, 2002

D.C. Does GIS

The new Web-based mapping resource puts information from 67 agencies in one place for District employees.

May 31, 2002

Idaho GIS Clearinghouse Will Make Data Accessible

The new Web site aggregates GIS data from federal, state and local sources.

May 30, 2002

California Board of Pharmacy Doles Out Fines for Filling Internet Prescriptions

The $88.7 million in fines marks the board's first use of legislation signed by Gov. Gray Davis in 2000.

May 30, 2002

Agreement Addresses Music-Rights Issues for Local Governments

A newly negotiated agreement will make it simpler for local governments to legally obtain and play music at municipal buildings or events.

May 29, 2002

Kansas Dental Board Launches Online License Verification

The dental board worked with accessKansas to create the license-verification tool.

May 28, 2002

Study: Public-Sector Call Centers Perform Better

In comparison to private-sector call centers, researchers find that government call centers lead the way.

May 28, 2002

Wisconsin Employee Trust Fund Upgrades its Benefits Payments System

The new Web-based system is scheduled to go online next year.

May 21, 2002

States Consider Limits on Government Role in E-Commerce

The legislation would require committee approval of e-commerce-style programs.

May 17, 2002

California's DOIT Gets an Interim Director

A familiar technology figure around Sacramento gets the appointment.

May 16, 2002

Connecticut's High-Tech Companies Going Strong

A new study has found 29 percent revenue growth for high-tech companies during 2001.

May 16, 2002

Gov. Patton Launches ConnectKentucky

The public/private partnership will focus on building the necessary network infrastructure to make Kentucky competitive.

May 16, 2002

Local Government Groups Sue FCC Over Cable Modem Ruling

The FCC's ruling will have devastating financial impact on nation's communities.

May 9, 2002

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is New President of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Menino is the fourth mayor of Boston to be named president of the USCM.

May 8, 2002

Rhode Island Boaters Can Renew Registrations Online

The first electronic service of the state's portal is ready for business.

May 7, 2002

Local Governments Fight FCC Decision

A recent declaration from the FCC defines cable-modem services as "interstate information services" that local governments can't regulate.

May 7, 2002

Mobile technology enables high-tech learning.

Mobile technology enables high-tech learning.

May 7, 2002

Wireless solution meets law enforcement's mounting data demands

Wireless solution meets law enforcement's mounting data demands

May 6, 2002

IBM, Hughes to Provide Satellite Internet Connectivity to Rural Towns

Rural and remote municipalities can build low-cost municipal Web sites and get broadband data transmission.

May 6, 2002

Georgia Finalizes Electronic Voting Contract

Diebold Election Systems got the contract to revamp the state's voting systems.

May 6, 2002

Minnesota Gives a Glimpse of New Web Portal

State residents and Web surfers able to preview next-generation North Star Web site.

May 3, 2002

Portland Unveils Online Housing-Locator Service

Renters, property managers and housing-agency staff can use the new Web site for a variety of housing needs.

May 3, 2002

NLC Leaders Tell Ridge: Make Funding Come Quickly

Local government officials frustrated with the lack of federal coordination in homeland security efforts.

May 2, 2002

GTSI and Panasonic Deliver Real-time Crime Reporting

GTSI and Panasonic Deliver Real-time Crime Reporting

May 2, 2002

AvantGo, Inc.

AvantGo, Inc.

May 1, 2002

Gartner: Majority of E-Government Initiatives Fail or Fall Short of Expectations

Analysts say governments should create "endeavor managers" to manage large and complex electronic-government initiatives.

April 29, 2002

Kansas City Implements Electronic Tracking System for Disease Outbreaks

The system automatically gathers information related to disease outbreaks and alerts health-care and emergency personnel to potential outbreaks.

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April 26, 2002

SANJOAQUIN County Sheriff High-Tech Law Enforcement Demands IT Training

SANJOAQUIN County Sheriff High-Tech Law Enforcement Demands IT Training

April 25, 2002

High-Speed Public School Network Delivers Equal Access

High-Speed Public School Network Delivers Equal Access

April 25, 2002

South Dakota Project Upgrades Public Computers in Libraries

Discretionary funds help get PCs into libraries.

April 25, 2002

Delaware Unveils New Web-Based Mapping System

The state's efforts could serve as the prototype for a national map.

April 23, 2002

New CTO Takes Helm in New Jersey

He will be responsible for the operations of the state's Office of Information Technology.

April 23, 2002

Washington Names New Director of Department of Information Services

From Walt Disney to the Pacific Northwest.

April 22, 2002

National Academy of Public Administration to Hold Privacy Conference

The conference will focus on how state and local governments will face privacy issues.

April 19, 2002

New Jersey's PKI Wins Achievement Award

The state took top honors for its enterprise PKI.

April 19, 2002

Montana Launches Online Offender Searches

Information on aliases, felony conviction records and physical characteristics is now available on the state's Web site.

April 17, 2002

NAPA and NACO Announce Seal of Good Governance Awardees

Good work gets rewarded.

April 17, 2002

Detroit Creates Homeland Security Plan

Ten-point plan will build on existing assets.

April 17, 2002

Harris County Leads Texas in Number of Vehicle Registrations Renewed Online

More registrants this year already than all of last year.

April 17, 2002

San Diego and San Diego Data Processing Corporation Standardize

Standardization is key.

April 17, 2002

Virginia County Manages its Water and Wastewater Systems Better

GIS to the rescue.

April 17, 2002

Making a Technology Road Map

Knowing where you're going is important.

April 17, 2002

NLC Strikes Deal with AOL

Cities can get extra exposure for their Web sites.

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April 16, 2002

Government Technology Spectrum

Government Technology Spectrum

April 16, 2002

Product News

Product News

April 16, 2002


Mapping Government IT

April 16, 2002

Government Technology Spectrum

Government Technology Spectrum

April 16, 2002

Government Technology Spectrum

Government Technology Spectrum

April 16, 2002

Government Technology's 2002 GT Top 25

Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of Information Technology in Government

April 16, 2002

Government Technology Snapshot

Government Technology Snapshot

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April 16, 2002

GT Spectrum

GT Spectrum

April 16, 2002

Government Technology Spectrum

Government Technology Spectrum

April 16, 2002

National Technology Snapshot

National Technology Snapshot

April 16, 2002

Product News

Product News

April 16, 2002

Rebecca Heidepriem, Wisconsin CIO

Last summer, Gov. Scott McCallum signed the 2001-2003 Wisconsin budget. For the first time, it included the Department of Electronic Government. On Oct. 1, 2001, Rebecca Heidepriem assumed the role of the state's first cabinet-level CIO. A 19-year veteran

April 16, 2002


Mapping Government IT

April 16, 2002

GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon

April 16, 2002

Product News

Product News

April 12, 2002

North Carolina Gets New CIO

The CIO of the state's Department of Justice will take over as state CIO in May.

April 10, 2002

CAL-Buy Clears $25 Million Mark

The statewide e-procurement system is a year old and is going strong.

April 8, 2002

Public Officials Win PTI's Technology Leadership Award

A city manager and two technologists will take home awards on Friday.

November 1, 2001

Mayors Get Behind Information Sharing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is supporting federal legislation that would help federal and local law enforcement agencies share more information.

October 30, 2001

Big Apple is Capital of Global Internet

NYC is connected to 71 countries.

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