March 16, 2011 By Wayne Hanson from News Reports
Graphic of Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown
Get an understanding of how a nuclear plant works and what happens in a meltdown. Boston Globe
Drill-Down Map of Japan Disaster
Customizable maps to isolate or coss-reference various features of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and radiation leaks. ESRI
Governor Declares Emergency: Tsunami Damage for Oregon County
Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday formally declared a state of emergency in Curry County and said he hoped the Port of Brookings would soon be eligible for federal aid to repair tsunami damage. Oregonian
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.