David Gewirtz

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.

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NASCIO points to successful IT frameworks

Successful IT management at the state level requires the application of robust IT management frameworks, the National Association of State CIOs emphasized in a research brief (PDF) released yesterday. The report pointed to four successful frameworks - one from a state, one from the private sector, and two adapted from the federal government - that state CIOs and IT managers may wish to use for their planning, budgeting and operations management.

August 5, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Governors bristle at demands of Real ID

The National Governors' Association has issues a press release expressing unhappiness with the Real ID act, a requirement included in the recent military appropriation that requires states to turn drivers' licenses into national ID cards, within three years. The governors say the law "contains unreasonable burdens and unfunded mandates that are unworkable and counterproductive to its goals.

August 4, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Speeding up the courts

The many activities related to trials and other court hearings in state and federal courts could be massively streamlined if courts could adopt publicly available hardware and software that support the Global Justice XML standard. The National Institute of Justice, the R&D arm of the US Justice Dept has issued a request for information about such systems, FCW.

August 4, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Budget for health information network far lower than expected costs

The cost of building the National Health Information Network will run approximately $156 billion over the next five years, according to a paper published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The paper's abstract states: To achieve an NHIN would cost $156 billion in capital investment over 5 years and $48 billion in annual operating costs.

August 3, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Fed move to IPv6 heats up

The federal government will complete the transition to Internet Protocol v6 by June 2008. In a memo (PDF) released yesterday, Karen Evans, the head of the Office of Management and Budget's office of e-government and IT, unveiled a timeframe for completing the transition.

August 3, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Divergent accessibility standards

Are federal and state governments on different tracks when it comes to implementing web accessibility standards? On his Vox Populus blog, Mark Headd notes that federal law sets accessibility standards for federal agencies but it's not clear whether the rules also apply to state governments.

August 2, 2005 by Richard Koman

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