Agency officials looking to consolidate their technology operations might want to refactor the risks after the recent meltdown of services in Virginia.
The District of Columbia and nonprofit groups debut the Civic Commons organization to enable federal, state and local government to share open-source code.
More people now use social media tools to report emergencies or call for help, and they expect government response agencies to be actively engaged in using the technology, too.
GAO found only 9 percent of the spending descriptions fully met the law's transparency criteria, such as for clear and complete information.
Inspector general faults former Mayor Ray Nagin for outsourcing technology that increased the costs of recovery after Hurricane Katrina.
The new system – which sends text messages to mobile phones - can target specific geographic areas, which could be as large as a city or as small as a few blocks.
The Social Security Administration offices in Queens, N.Y., are under siege from bedbugs.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, the region continues to rebuild and the federal government is still trying to fix information technology-related problems that the storm and its aftermath exposed.
Spending on state and local health information technology systems is expected to rise by 19 percent during the next five years, according to market research firm Input Inc.
The California Telehealth Network will link 800 facilities statewide.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has announced 33 state-level information technology projects as finalists for that organization's annual awards.
Defunct government Web sites can be found at the CyberCemetery, a project of the University of North Texas and the Government Printing Office.