In an effort to help state and local governments figure out ways to maximize their tax revenue recovery efforts, Governing.com held an online forum this week, highlighting best practices from tax officials in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
A report issued earlier today by Deloitte Consulting finds that innovative management, proper monitoring and the use of new technology tools can mitigate fraud and waste in the stimulus funds.
John Hummel, Chief Technology Offer for Perot Systems’ healthcare group, believes that by giving patients more control of their medical information and by enforcing stricter penalties for exposed data, a new trend in security will develop. Mr. Hummel sat down last week with CivSource to talk personal health records, information security and the industry’s next big thing.
The official start of Hurricane Season 2009 saw Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, President Barack Obama and other regional officials issuing words of warning and support in preparation for the next hurricane strikes. But state and federal officials aren’t the only ones marking the beginning of hurricane season. Government contractors, offering infrastructure network, disaster relief and database back-up solutions have also joined in the conversation.
Delaware looks to make more contract information available to would-be vendors, California looks to zero in on vendors who have won state contracts.
Stockholm, Sweden and Bristol, Virginia are worlds apart in just about every demographic possible. But, the two cities have both leveraged the power of broadband to buttress their economies and improve their citizens’ lives.
In a world where technology is powerful enough to transform cultures and economies, it’s easy to understand how some might become fearful of the future. But for Robert Bell, Louis Zacharilla, and others at the Intelligent Community Forum, technology simply means the bar has been raised.
New York’s Council for Universal Broadband released its first Annual Report this week, highlighting the Council’s efforts to ensure every New Yorker has access to affordable, high-speed broadband. Although New York State is ahead of the United States’ average in terms of broadband speeds, the Council is working to make universal broadband a reality with key benchmarks and initiatives.
This week Microsoft released Stimulus360, a solution designed to help public sector agencies track, measure and share information about stimulus-funded projects. Josh Rice, Director of Microsoft’s Public Sector Incubation Team, spoke to CivSource about Stimulus360, measuring the economic impact of the stimulus and the future of open government.