Local Government and the Year 2000

The political drama in Washington, D.C., in the past few months stands in stark contrast to the atmosphere at the other end of the representative spectrum these days. While Congress decides on the removal of a president, local governments are more likely to be busy with snow removal, traffic manage

Workforce

A Tribute to New CIOs

In the wake of November's elections, several state and local governments will name new executives to take over top information technology jobs.

Putting Educational Technology to the Test

Earlier this summer, Jack Christie, director of Texas' State Board of Education, hosted a technology summit meeting at which a proposal was discussed to exchange textbooks for laptop computers in the state's kindergarten through 12thgrade classrooms.

The Rage for Value

This month's issue of civic.com is full of stories that show how information technology is being put to work as a tool for delivering civic and community value. In one case, the value is directly financial, as in our story about how Massachusetts, in order to lower procurement costs, is piloting a

Intergovernmental Service Protocols

Despite its harm to individual computer systems the Year 2000 date change crisis could reveal some even uglier side effects

A Lesson Plan for Educational IT

To read the literature on the state of U.S. educational technology you would think teachers had become one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a perfectly digital interactive elementary and secondary school system technology primitives barring the door to classrooms from young shining faces year

Team Building in the IT Shop

In the midst of a national information technology staffing crisis, California's Health and Welfare Data Center (HWDC), professional home to some 450 IT workers, has an astounding personnel record.

Preparing for Battle With the Private Sector

California's move to divest itself of its tangled network infrastructure is a victory of common sense in an environment of runaway network growth soaring costs and too many dotted lines on the organizational chart. John Thomas Flynn the state's CIO should be applauded for a plan that brings order t

New York Internets Meet the Mainframe

The Internet is a powerful two-edged sword for many state governments.

Agencies to tap omnibus vehicles for Year 2000 gear

Federal agencies under the gun to focus their attention on the Year 2000 crisis are tweaking a long line of existing contracts to speed the acquisition of the tools and services they will need to sift sort and renovate the millions of lines of daterelated code underlying their legacy systems.

Time is slipping away on Year 2000 fix

For government officials coping with the Year 2000 software emergency the missing ingredient is time both in computer date fields and on policy calendars not enough time to launch procurements appropriate money agree on standards or get the word out. 'Usually in a computer project dollars are the

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