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John Moore


Working group to study e-democracy efforts

An international organization wants to know how online meetings can boost citizen participation in government.

IT Modernization

Save costs by knowing your data

Classification tools help storage managers gain efficiency and find stored files faster.


Security's new unified command

Agencies see many benefits to managing physical and IT security together.

Digital Government

Utah, Wisconsin tops in mobility investment

The study, conducted by CDW Government, covers such mobility categories as notebook PCs, nonwireless handheld devices and wireless communications devices.


Georgia upgrades financial, HR software

The state will use updated Oracle PeopleSoft products to better track operational performance and move into e-procurement.


Chicago extends GIS

The city has hired a team of contractors to assist with a plan to expand an existing geographic information system.


The outsourcer's dilemma

Many agencies need the help of contractors now more than ever, but outsourcing can be a minefield for the ill-prepared.


Commerce explores hosted e-mail

Department initiative could lead to a large outsourcing deal for integrated messaging.

Illinois toll system gets upgrade

The state has converted its toll plazas from the barrier style to open-road tolling in which vehicles equipped with transponders cruise through the toll plaza at highway speeds.


On duty: 24-hour video guards

The latest digital video gear is a big improvement over older analog equipment. Here's what you need to make digital security work for you.


Commerce explores shared e-mail service

The department issued an RFI for a center that would provide e-mail, calendar, instant messaging and mobile services.

Offenders under electronic watch

Authorities expand monitoring of offenders, but other public priorities compete for funds.


NASCIO: Set policy before collaborating

State CIOs eyeing cross-boundary collaboration should define the goals of the effort and success criteria, the group says.

IT Modernization

Spring cleaning for storage clutter

Consolidating storage can pay future returns if done right.

Putting security on the map

California map flap rekindles debate about public access to government geospatial data.

IT Modernization

UCLA spinoff to help DARPA increase network bandwidth

Under a $5.96 million contract, Silvus Communication Systems will build and demonstrate multiple input/multiple output wireless communications technology for MANETs.


Orange County to revisit outsourcing numbers

An initial assessment compared county and contractor labor costs, based on salary and benefits, but it did not directly compare specific job classifications, a county auditor says.

IT Modernization

Disaster pain pills

6 technologies are transforming government continuity-of-operations plans. Can they help you?


Orange County reports limited outsourcing savings

On the plus side, the county listed flexibility in maintaining staffing levels. On the downside, county officials cited a loss of direct control of IT staff members.


GAO: Tighten voting system standards

Among other shortcomings, existing guidelines do not address the use of commercial hardware and software products that are often used in voting systems.