Opening GIS borders

The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a contract to Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (ESRI) last month to develop and deploy a geographic information system that consolidates the agency's GIS data and makes it available via the Internet to state and local governments to aid in their community development work.

Security complex

For state and local governments, the technical work associated with moving services online may seem elementary compared with the beleaguering task of gaining the public trust that is critical for digital government to take hold.

Tightening the belt

A closer look at Kansas' Department of Administration's security policy

Opening up GIS borders

HUD taps ESRI to make federal geographic data open to state, local governments

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Optical link bridges Navy community

The Navy is taking advantage of a high-speed optical network to create a 'local-area' network that spans some 20 miles of the San Diego region.

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Measure for Measure

A snapshot of what monitoring tools and services assess

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Surveying Web performance

The stakes are getting higher on the World Wide Web. As their Web sites evolve from places to browse to places to conduct business, agencies must ensure those sites are online and working smoothly.

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At your service

As an alternative to buying tools, agencies also have the option of buying performance monitoring services.

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Network keeps 'community' together

The link between the consortium and Spawar headquarters is an example of what Cox Communications Inc. and Atmosphere Networks Inc. call a community of interest network (COIN).

Building onto the system

The Houston Independent School District went live in September with Microsoft Corp. SQL Server 6.5, which was the latest version of the database available at the time.

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Arkansas has ANSWER to the welfare question

Several state and local social service agencies have launched Internet portals to help guide other government agencies and potential clients through the maze of human services programs and their complicated eligibility requirements.

ERP tips

* Manage the human element as well as the technology element.

Houston schools spell management success 'ERP'

When the Houston Independent School District wanted to decentralize its operations and create shared decision-making among its 288 schools, officials turned to enterprise resource planning software.

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Shipshape schooling

Core courses available to Navy personnel in the NPC/MIT program

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Delivering the goods

The Navy is teaming with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop a graduate program to help Navy personnel better manage how the military develops and deploys its defense weapons systems.

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Snail mail to cyberspace

Electronic Postmark, which can be attached to Internet communications to protect documents by detecting if a file has been tampered with in transit.

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Lining up for e-gov

The state and local technology market spells big money, and everyone is lining up for a piece of the pie

Web expands boundaries of GIS

With the Internet, it's possible to expand access to digital maps and images of the Earth once limited to isolated government geographic information systems.

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Playing hard to get

While the market heats up with vendors offering complete packages designed to usher state and local governments into the Internet Age, some officials are dubious of vendors that didn't even exist a few months ago.

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USPS: Fighting for survival

The U.S. Postal Service has a unique view of the Internet economy.

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