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Diane Frank

UK hires Northrop for fingerprint system

Northrop won a $244 million contract to implement the Ident1 system that will bring collections of fingerprints and palm prints in England, Scotland and Wales into a single system.

California seeks to make taxes easy

ReadyReturn will let some taxpayers use prefilled returns


Afghanistan gets talking books

HHS delivered 2,000 interactive health education books for women in Afghanistan.

IT Modernization

Rochester upgrades 311

The nonemergency police call center now has a Motorola enterprise management system.

IT Modernization

Florida to build wireless system

The plan is to have all counties' public safety and first responder personnel connected to the statewide wireless communications system by the end of 2005.


Covansys works with SPIRIT

The Chickasaw Nation awarded a $3 million contact to Covansys to develop a Web-based system for the Successful Partners in Reaching Innovative Technology program.


Helping everybody get along

New homeland security system will create the framework for emergency response


County officials urge ongoing intergovernmental cooperation

Cooperation across all levels of government is necessary for homeland security, officials said.


DHS grant time extended

State and local governments will have almost four months instead of five days to use money from DHS' fiscal 2005 grants.

Technologies will be taking stock

Key indicators would measure the nation's well-being


Group to launch terrorist database

Web-based system seeks to provide authorities with terrorist info.


WiSPER hires Newstrom

Virginia's former secretary of technology will be the president and CEO for the developer of solutions for portable electronic records.

IT Modernization

First responders seek common lingo

XML serves as base of new language

Northrop to run Indianapolis IT operations

Indianapolis and Marion County officials chose Northrop Grumman over Unisys for a $46 million contract.

GAO ponders national indicators

A Web-based system that analyzes hordes of economic and societal data could paint a general picture of American life, the Government Accountability Office says.


Two superpowers grapple with IT issues

CIOs in Japan and U.S. deal with access, info-sharing and training issues


Citizens go online for voter info

In 2004 vote, election Web sites are a secondary option


Ill. homeland security group includes local execs

The Elected Officials Working Group for Homeland Security will serve as the primary link between the officials on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force and cities and towns.


E-voting smooth in Md.

Officials say except for a few hiccups, electronic voting machines seem to be working well in Maryland.

Researchers to study international IT innovation

The University of Albany's Center for Technology in Government is expanding its research to international governance with a new grant from the National Science Foundation.