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NewsWatch: Local CIOs Named to Top 50

Boston CIO Bill Oates
Boston CIO Bill Oates

June 7, 2011 By

Four Local CIOs Named to Top 50

Information Week named IT executives from Boston, New York City, Charlotte and San Diego County among its selection of top 50 CIOs. Most selectees were from the federal government, with several state-level IT individuals named as well.

Bill Oates, CIO, City of Boston

Carole Post, Commissioner of IT and Telecom, New York City

Jeff Stovall, CIO, Charlotte, N.C.

Harold Tuck, CIO, San Diego County

French Media Banned from Mentioning Twitter and Facebook

French TV and radio presenters have been banned from mentioning social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter on air. The country's broadcasting watchdog has ruled that doing so would break guidelines on advertising. BBC

Using Wikis in Government: A Guide for Public Managers

This 44-page report on the use of Wikis in government includes three local government case studies: Melbourne, Australia; San Jose, California; and Manor, Texas. IBM

High-Tech Courthouse to Open despite Delays

Lawyers will plug their laptops into evidence carts to show photos or videos to jurors. Photos or maps projected on screens in the courtroom can be marked by witnesses simply by touching a screen in front of them. Wireless, assisted-listening headphones are available for the hard-of-hearing or those who need to hear interpreters. "It will be much more user-friendly," said Prosecutor Ron O'Brien, who was an intern in the prosecutor's office when the current Common Pleas building, known as the Hall of Justice, opened in 1973. Columbus Dispatch

County Clerk's Office Working on Virtual Record Room

Deeds, liens and other public documents filed in the Berkeley County , W.Va., Clerk's Office are expected to be available via the Internet beginning July 1, but the "virtual record room" will only be available to those who pay a membership fee of $15. Herald-Mail

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