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Nicholas Morehead


Schools sample GIS maps the pros use

Montana officials are working with NASA and geographic information system software companies to allow every K-12 public school student and teacher in the state to view maps

County thins energy bills

Contra Costa County, Calif., could save more than $224,000 a year in electricity costs by using thin appliances rather than personal computers.

Minnesota tests reverse auctions

The Minnesota Department of Administration has launched a reverse auction pilot in hopes of saving money on purchases of goods


Mass. gets serious about 'online, not in line'

State Web site lists approximate wait times at Registry of Motor Vehicles branches


Kansas gives truckers easier ride

The state is letting drivers go online to buy the permits they need to enter the state


Grants boost library technology

Massachusetts libraries will use the money to digitize records and improve access


Site has financial aid covered

Michigan portal is designed to be a one-stop shop for information about financial aid for higher education


Mississippi on verge of statewide EBT

Next year the state could become one of just a handful of states using debit-style cards for benefits

Iowa to accept Web ads

The state hopes money from advertisers will make up for a big cut in the e-government budget


Site helps Kansas just say no

The state's new Web site aims to educate people about illegal drugs and enable them to report drug activity


Grant to warm e-biz incubator

Illinois hopes to boost ecommerce firms by funding a development program at a local college


Minnesota tests reverse auctions

The state is sampling online auction companies to see which will ease its purchasing of goods


Site translates health care info

A Minnesota agency translates its online health insurance applications into Arabic, Somali, Russian and more

State funnels cash to tech centers

Illinois' new telecom bill includes money aimed at lessening the digital divide in the state


Wireless works for Portland cops

City's police department plans to enable officers in the field to see mug shots


Kentucky to size up e-gov

Consultants will evaluate state's egovernment program and recommend ways to improve it


Illinois trades EBT vendors

The state is switching to Logicon because its vendor didn't want to handle electronic benefits


Web could ease wait in line

In Massachusetts, people can log on to see how long they'll have to wait at any motor vehicles branch


Hate crimes site revamped

Massachusetts gives site youth appeal, more information and an online tool to report crimes

County thinks ahead to protect schools

A Louisiana sheriff's office idea to prepare digital maps of schools to use during crises is spreading statewide