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Alabama looks to strengthen international business ties

As the national and global economic climate remains steeped in recession, more state governors may be looking to expand international ties. Alabama Governor Bob Riley has embarked on a thirteen-day, three-continent tour to attract new jobs and expand his state’s trade opportunities.

Colorado names first COO

Don Elliman was announced as Colorado COO by Governor Bill Ritter yesterday in a move that will solidify the state’s approach to economic recovery and development.

States, vendors prepare for hurricane season

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.

Staying ahead of the health IT curve

Perot Systems released a webcast Thursday focused on the health information technology industry, the stimulus package and Perot System’s emerging ambitions to expand their reputation as a thought leader in health care.

Helping state and local governments tap Generation Y talent

Deloitte Consulting continues their survey of young professionals in the workforce with a look at “Generation Y” employees in state government. In particular, the latest survey compares Gen Y workers in government with their private sector counterparts. The survey finds that Gen Yers are motivated by factors beyond monetary gain and that state governments have a tremendous opportunity to tap eager Gen Y talent to make government more responsive, collaborative and efficient.

Above The Fold 06.04.09

What the Stimulus Package giveth – the economy taketh away…Dear John, Your prescription records and your social security numbers have been exposed. Bad touch of luck. Love, Virginia…Upstate New York towns and villiages get Senate go-ahead to form Voltron – of sorts…Doc’s need help with “virtual erector sets”….

Above The Fold 06.03.09

California OR IS Bust!…State budgets looking for hangover remedies, docs say cure could be years away…Indictments for technology contracts being handed out like takeout menus in Mass. and Virgina…Utility commissions want to be in the broadband huddle…DMV face recognition gets time in the spotlight…