State and Local


State and local health IT spending to hit $9.6 billion by 2014

State and local governments are projected to spend 4.6 percent more per year on health IT through 2014, according to Input Inc., a market research firm.

How state CIOs can help with health IT

State CIOs can play a critical role in deployment of health IT, according to a new report.

5 pitfalls to avoid with performance management dashboards

Dashboards promise greater visibility into day-to-day agency operations, but poor data and lack of user involvement can spoil projects.

Stimulus funding recipients register for transparency site

Recipients of stimulus funding have begun registering with a new federal Web site where they will submit reports on their spending.

Rising Star Genen Soo-Hoo

Soo-Hoo gave a new face to NYPD's Crime Stopper program by developing a multimedia-enabled "Submit a Tip" Web site.

US-CERT director resigns

Mischel Kwon, director of the Homeland Security Department's operational cybersecurity team that handles cyber incident detection, warning and response activities for civilian agencies’ networks, has resigned. She will join RSA in early September.

States urged to start now on health exchanges

The State Alliance for e-Health released guidance for helping state governments plan for health information exchanges.

Rising Star Steven Posnack

Posnack played a wide range of roles behind the scenes — drafting policies and guidelines, advising top officials on privacy and security matters, and coordinating work with health IT stakeholders across the country.

U.S. is a model for Canada's open government efforts

Canadian officials reference projects in the United States for using Web 2.0 to achieve open government goals.

McNamara: Give info-sharing office more authority

Thomas McNamara said the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment should have budgetary authority and the ability to direct policy changes.

Where in the world is the geospatial data?

Policy changes and new technologies can help agencies better manage geospatial data.

Farewell to e-mail

Some government agencies are taking a step back from e-mail and evaluating other communication tools such as social networks, collaboration software and Web-based conferencing.