Wisconsin IT officials are feeling a little heat after appearing in HP's latest Government Solutions catalog (PDF). Department of Administration Marc Marotta appears on the cover and several other IT personnel are shown in a spread profiling Wisconsin's streamlined computer operations, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
Government Technology has a long piece explaining ITIL, the framework of IT best practices created in the UK, and why it's only just now catching on in the US. ITIL, or the IT Information Library, is a series of 10 volumes that address service delivery and support across numerous disciplines.
Telework in the public sector is seriously lagging the private industry according to a report from a cybersecurity public policy advocacy group covered on Govexec.com.
State spending will reach $9.4 billion by 2009, and local spending will reach $4.
The latest attack on municipal broadband networks comes in the form of the Broadband Investment and Community Choice Act, a bill recently introduced in the Senate, which, according to an article on O'Reilly Network, would seriously limit local governments' ability to create and deploy public networks.
CIO Government outlines six megatrends that are driving government technology and business strategies. It's not that much different from what is driving spending and pilots in the private sector to gain efficiencies and cost savings.
Arizona is leading the way for what government telecom should look like. Over the next years, the state will boast a VoIP-enabled wide are network, centrally managed security, and increased bandwidth.
Should the nomination of Raytheon exec John Grimes as Defense Dept. CIO be scuttled, it would be a "travesty," a government IT industry group said Friday.
A recent report by the NGA (National Governor's Association) Center for Best Practices reiterated the need for Governors to have strong, effective CIOs to manage their IT infrastructure. You might think this is a foregone conclusion, but some states still wonder, and each new wave of Governors struggles with the right mix anew.
MassPort, the Massachusetts agency that runs Boston's Logan Airport, is demanding that Continental Airlines shut down its free hotspot. Airport officials say the Wi-Fi radio in Continental's customer lounge poses an "unacceptable potential risk" to police and other security transmissions, according to a News.