Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.
Social media raises positive and negative issues for police.
The role of the CIO has evolved from technologist to full partner in delivery of government services.
Requirements must be fulfilled so that use of the machines will be "no more problematic" than using paper ballots.
"Governor Spitzer's plan to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens has incensed New Yorkers in every part of the state and every political party because they see the threat it would pose to public safety and security."
When the potential impact of shutting down all the ca.gov Web sites was realized, the issue quickly elevated, and about 2 p.m., the state activated the Emergency Operations Center.
"It shall be the duty of every IP-enabled voice service provider engaged in interstate communication to provide 911 service and E-911 service to its subscribers in accordance with the regulations of Federal Communications Commission."
"It's like going to a foreign country, you have to adapt to the local customs first before you can really make any inroads."
Homeland Security's Secure Border Initiative Net Technology Program was identified as being both poorly planned and poorly performing.
"We reached out to families who lived along the fire zone. Some were so moved by our efforts that they joined in and helped distribute kits to their neighbors' homes to help protect them as well."
"We're also building a statewide criminal justice information system that will enable criminal justice professionals to track offenders from arrest on, without having to use 25 different passwords for 25 different state computer systems."
"The new statute allows cable operators to ignore many of their existing contractual commitments to local communities, including ongoing obligations to provide cable service to police and fire stations."
Half the civil penalties collected must be surrendered to a regional trauma account and the rest spent only for traffic-safety programs.
Within the span of one year, broadband prices have fallen by as much as 37 percent while access speeds have steadily climbed up to 100 Mbps.
"We are all competing in a global market -- the fight for customers, capital, jobs and resources is now on a global scale. The distributed global IT services delivery model is accelerating and irreversible."
"If there's hope for this industry, it's that more cities will start serious benefit analyses within governments of the impact of muni wireless on operations."
University of California results to be delivered today.
Hopes to present concerts, hold virtual office hours by city officials, and help residents engage in many of the types of civic participation currently conducted through e-mail or on the city's Web site.
Idaho, Michigan, Utah and Vermont require no financial disclosures.
"Agencies distrust the office of the CIO and current fee-for-service model of acquiring mandated products and services."
"You cannot do this from a top-down perspective, you have to do it collaboratively, and communicate to all the stakeholders."
Media direct from PM to the public.
"Has not yet defined an overall approach for integrating its various privacy-related initiatives and addressing key privacy principles, nor has it defined milestones for integrating the results of these activities."
"The new site is ... intended to provide a unified executive branch enterprise view and is organized in categories that are more meaningful to the public than our organization chart."
Electronic data can be created, maintained, exchanged and preserved by the state in a manner that encourages appropriate government control, access, choice, interoperability and vendor neutrality.
The Web site takes publicly available information and puts it in usable form so anyone can check up on their representatives' voting records on bills and compare it to contributions from interested parties.
"The IT SSP recognizes that much of the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources rely upon the IT sector for products and services."
Antonio Hylton will replace Catherine Maras O'Leary who resigned recently.
The service was fantastic, said Pogue, but no one could figure out how it was funded. "How do you make money off of free?"
E-mail used for employment exempted.
Executive director of new agency to be the chief information officer of the state and the executive sponsor for all enterprise information technology projects.
Bans use for three years.
The contract -- which runs for seven years with three one-year extensions -- will consolidate the state's 31 data centers into two
A collaborative effort between the Department and technical personnel at both Erie County Central Police Services and Buffalo Harley-Davidson Inc.
"Leaders are not lone eagles flying high above the ground. It's more like a bunch of penguins wandering around, crowded and a little smelly"
An economy takes some time to organize itself around new technologies, and now the economy is growing at three times the rate of the pre-computer era
How can you claim to have control of security when an outside contractor has root passwords?
Victor emphasized the old joke about two men running from a hungry lion. To survive, one man needn't run faster than the lion, just faster than the other man. And so it is with security, he said
City's CIO spearheaded 311 system, other tech projects
Challenges remaining include malware, international cooperation, domain-level authentication
"It's a great way to build experience, to immerse yourself into a medium to large-scale development process, the possibility of being hired is great, and you give something back to the community too"
A long list of projects -- from laptop encryption to service-oriented architecture, new strategic sourcing initiatives and a revamp of the state's Web portal
"I first want good customer service. In a shared services organization, if you cannot provide better service than a private-sector organization, why should they do business with us?"
"We got pretty good support from the agency that is implementing these standards, the Department of Information Resources. Once the bill was filed, they got in contact with us and made suggestions, and those suggestions were reasonable, and we kind of worked it together"
"This is an opportunity to build Wi-Fi and most importantly, WiMAX networks with a wider range. But the telephone companies are not interested in going there. They've had a chance. Why don't we let ISPs, municipal authorities, or even communities finance and own a small Wi-Fi network that can link its community to the world?"
Thursday summit for parents, children in Albany
"I'm very excited about the fact that I was able to make a difference in the whole consensus-building, collaboration and communication process among the various players in New York State"
"Other states are doing similar things, but California is so large that it has had to be much more deliberate, and in the last several months, this initiative has really gained traction, and found some success."
"Technology is not the issue here. What we're taking about is what's traditionally called organization"
To help cities, counties and regions take the next steps beyond "e-government" and "hot zones" and to engage information technology in the task of building the truly connected and prosperous communities we have envisioned
"Kids in South Korea typically have better and faster access to the U.S. Library of Congress online than kids in the South Bronx"
"Absolutely nothing is more important than the principle of 'one person one vote'"
"The last couple years -- which have been low-spend years for the state in this category -- the state spent about $90 million, and if you assume the state is going to spend 25 percent less than that, you can start to see the huge amount of savings"
Includes broadband over powerline
"It's a challenge to get them to broaden their perspective and be more enterprise-centric" -- Simone Marstiller
CIO and 25 other positions eliminated by Legislature
"We will have the highway to push multimedia to the desktop so we can create a collaborative environment to share information and knowledge in the most effective format"
"I plan to continue to play a significant role in the major IT initiatives across the commonwealth including enterprise architecture, shared services, operation secure enterprise, statewide radio and key agency projects." -- Arthur C. Stephens
Projects range from speech-based gas prices to medical surveillance system
Proposal fails to address need for permanent governance structure, says Legislative Analyst's Office
$5 billion statewide radio communications interoperability bill
When it comes to improving service to the citizen, are we there yet?
"These cowboys were toothless, illiterate, with a roughness in grammar, they didn't go to the opera, knew no Latin, but they were men of gumption"
"We are right on the cusp of a quantum leap forward in our utilization of GIS. The strategic plan states that there will be a GIO to work with the California GIS Council to sponsor an integrated GIS plan"
"Everything you work with is somewhere and is connected to something. Geography is the science of our world, patterns relationships and processes."
"This legislation is a fundamental challenge to the current common premise within public bodies that everything is secret unless stated otherwise"
"I've been here three months, and I still don't have a handle on how much the state spends on technology, because it is so deeply embedded in every agency"
"Do not underestimate what can be achieved by collaborative working"
Next RFP, for systems integration, set for June
'We are very focused on execution and priorities. First priority is the Texas Project Framework, second is shared services, data centers and telecom, security and messaging'
'This technology provides an additional measure of security for commuters who will be able to report safety-related matters or other concerns while waiting on station platforms or riding in the trains.'
CIO Michael Moore participates in Center for Digital Government teleconference
'John retired last year after 12 years on the Legislative Budget Board. He had just got his golf handicap down to six, and they called him and said: you need to be the new state auditor. So he came back.'
'Some governments still have 15 e-mail systems out there and multiple networks going to the same points of presence.'
Why is Windows NT impossible to secure from hackers? Why should you not use a dictionary word as a password?
'We have an organization of show me the metrics, show me the money. Did we accomplish what we wanted to do -- and we feed that back into the process.'
'Use the screwdriver and hatchet you have, and stop dreaming about saws'
Office 2003 documents will be viewable with any reader, including open source or GPL
'Our message to potential partners is that we are looking at new ideas, and if we see a way to bring value, we are open to listening. We will reduce government cost whether we have a budget problem or not. We will support effective technology contracting and execution.'
'With the almost daily advances in technology, it is critical for government to have the ability to adapt. This legislation gives government the flexibility it needs to do just that.'
$1 million for phases one and two
'What we want from an enterprise approach is to reduce redundancy and islands of technology, reach an additional 15 percent new capabilities, and decrease our existing maintenance.'
Reduces security risks and costs of transporting prisoners
Attendance, grades, homework and test scores online
Download forms, obtain information in several languages
Electronic filing and Internet access
'We will see RFPs next year on statewide contracts that will reduce costs.'
New legislation allows telecom companies to block deployment of municipal WiFi networks
'Use of unlicensed spectrum on a secondary basis, such as Wi Fi and Wi Max standards -- is a matter of true public interest. This is the kind of project that does need government intervention, because there is a market failure'
'Citizens should be able to watch their government through an Internet portal that connects to the ERP -- see copies of contracts, disclosure affidavits, whether the vendor is a minority business or not, and search by vendor, department, date to see all the work the city is doing.'
Will serve the common technology needs of executive branch entities
Will serve the common technology needs of executive branch entities
South Dakota consolidation saves 25 percent, says CIO
'California should drastically modernize its present procurement system that adds additional cost to its purchases and often does not deliver, in a timely fashion, goods and services needed'
Federal Procurement Data System goes 'next generation'
An interview with North Carolina CIO George Bakolia
'California's technology programs have been diminished by the current budget deficit, restricted by stovepiping and burdened by archaic, bureaucratic processes. All this is occurring while the state stares at ... loss of a skilled technology workforce, with no plan in place to mitigate the resulting risks.'
Plan on hold pending budget passage, governor appoints 21 to CPR commission
'The power comes because wireless is an enabler of e-government, of better public service, better public safety, and for more citizen use of the Internet, and that's what makes our communities better'
WiFi connects landfill and airport to City Hall
CIO to have approval authority over all IT budgeting and spending
24 projects from 15 different countries
Wireless network, revised procurement system
Four states engaged with federal groups
Tech investments must consider best value and total cost of ownership
US-VISIT system compliance required at major U.S. entry ports by January
Maryland General Assembly will look for 'outside influence'
CIOs at all levels are seeking to liberate processes mired in the Industrial Age.
Don't have the time or talent to build your own electronic-commerce application? Now you can buy one.
Engaging Technology: Sen. Richard G. Polanco
What effects will virtual cash, faceless electronic transactions and digital signatures have on government, business and society?