Government Technology

Andy Opsahl

Staff Writer

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Recent Articles

Report on Best Practices Guide for Local Governments
June 20, 2011 - Local leaders share ideas in public safety, IT governance and five other categories.

Cash-Strapped Local CIOs Test Flexibility of Software Licenses
June 01, 2011 - Restrictive software licenses obstruct innovative ways of cutting IT costs, say some CIOs.

IBM Data Comparison Site for Cities Launched
March 10, 2011 - City Forward, an online city data tool for comparing cities to one another, gives statistics on education, energy and employment, among other areas.

Seattle Ramping Up Single Sign-On
February 02, 2011 - Seattle Department of Information Technology working to include more functions in Seattle.gov's single sign-on function.

Web 3.0 Could Lead to E-Government That Anticipates Citizens’ Needs
February 01, 2011 - 'Machine-to-machine' Internet communication enabled by microformatting will help citizens get more targeted information.

Minnesota Municipalities Offer a Prototype for Sharing Applications
December 29, 2010 - Offsite hosting is offered through a local consortium.

Minnesota Municipalities Offer a Prototype for Sharing Applications
December 29, 2010 - Offsite hosting is offered through a local consortium.

Maryland StateStat Director Discusses Efficiency Measurement in Government
December 23, 2010 - Beth Blauer talks about data analysis and information sharing.

How to Make Procurements Less Painful
December 21, 2010 - Ways around costly and time-consuming open procurement bids exist for state and local agencies strapped for money and staff.

Survey: Majority of Governments Aim to Reduce Energy Used for IT
November 12, 2010 - Survey shows state and local governments reducing IT energy usage and a majority are paying close attention to energy efficiency.

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