Stories by Eric Kulisch

NASIRE Brimming with Ideas

With more than 400 representatives from government and industry circulating at the U.S. National Association of State Information Resource Executives' annual conference, news and ideas were swirling too.

Michigan Revs Up E-Gov

Michigan has made great strides in Web service delivery during the past five months, and officials in charge of e-government applications say they have just begun to make government more accessible to citizens.

N.C.'s IT Staff Shuffle Continues

Former Citicorp executive Michael Fenton was named North Carolina's chief technology officer Sept. 15, following a three-month review period.

Small Town Thinking Big with IT

Big cities and states have the lead when it comes to information technology applications, but small towns are getting into the game.

New CIO Takes Reins in Nevada

The new chief information officer for Nevada said he will focus on fostering an environment that will attract and keep technical personnel who might be interested in private industry.

Computers Called 'Fools Gold' for Students

A new child advocacy organization is calling for an immediate moratorium on the further introduction of computers in early childhood and elementary education until their effects on young students are better determined.

Minnesota Spreads Traffic Management Wealth

Traffic planners in Minnesota are finding that motorists in smaller, growing cities can benefit as much as large metropolitan areas from advanced traffic management systems. So the state's Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is adapting the system it has in Minneapolis/St. Paul for outlying areas.

Inclusion Tour Focuses on Digital Divide

New Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta visited the Philadelphia Senior Center Sept. 7 as part of a national tour to highlight innovative programs and activities that provide online access to those without digital tools.

Tech Tools Press Cities to Clean

Trash cans are not emptied regularly, potholes never seem to get fixed, graffiti is never erased. For most people, small issues like those are the big issues.

Jersey Taking Hard Look at Computer Crime

Two New Jersey agencies are calling for the state to strengthen its computer crime laws, enhance law enforcement training, and beef up education programs to combat computer-related crime.

Pa. Linking Patrol Cars to Databases

The Pennsylvania State Police is the latest public safety agency to enable workers to access information on vehicle-mounted laptop computers.