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Las Vegas places a bet on ERP system

The city of Las Vegas, which is experiencing growth at a rate of about 5,000 new residents each month, has turned to an enterprise resource planning system to handle the rapidly expanding demand for services the newcomers impose.

IT overhaul serves Illinois county well

Poet Carl Sandburg called Chicago 'the city with the broad shoulders.' But surrounding Cook County is even more muscular.

IT overhaul serves Illinois county well

Poet Carl Sandburg called Chicago 'the city with the broad shoulders.' But surrounding Cook County is even more muscular.

Governor attaches a tax credit to broadband networking

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne recently unveiled a project that will provide rural communities in southern and eastern Idaho with access to broadband technology.

Idaho's IT programs make the grade

Idaho chief information officer Pamela Ahrens' first job out of college was teaching elementary school.

Web site links state residents to jobs data

One of North Carolina's most visited Web sites is its jobs page, at <a href="http://www.ncgov.com/asp/subpages/intention.asp?P=2&I=13">www.ncgov.com/asp/subpages/intention.asp?P=2&I=13</a>.

CIO steps up to plate for e-gov

As a youngster, North Carolina chief information officer Ronald P. Hawley planned a career in Major League Baseball. But fate had other designs.

Upbeat chief leads IT comeback

No doubt about it, Leo Crawford is a 'glass half full' kind of guy. As assistant chief executive officer of information and technology for Orange County, Calif., Crawford focuses on the good that came out of the county's bankruptcy declaration in 1994 [GCN/State & Local, June 1999, Page 30]. Orange County's treasurer Robert Citron and his assistant, Matthew R. Raabe, went to jail for losing $1.7 billion of the county's $7.4 billion investment portfolio through risky investments.

County supervisor points the way for e-gov

Todd Spitzer is bullish on electronic government. When Spitzer, the county's designated board member for information technology, was elected supervisor of the third district five years ago, the first thing he did was upgrade the county's computers.

CIO leads e-gov in the Bay State

A 30-year career in Massachusetts public service has taken David Lewis from using paper-tape Teletype machines to overseeing the commonwealth's electronic-government initiative.

Shark server cuts response time for Boston workers

Boston is providing its employees better response time with a new IBM Shark Enterprise Storage Server for its payroll, human resources and financial transactions.

Web site serves up heaping helpings of e-gov to populous county

Harris County's Web site is more popular than butterscotch pie at an ant's picnic, averaging about 10,000 visits each day. The county has been adding government services to the site, at <a href="http://www.co.harris.tx.us">www.co.harris.tx.us</a>, since it went online three years ago.

How a city slicker found his niche

How did a native New Yorker like Steve Jennings wind up in Harris County, Texas, as executive director of the Central Technology Center? 'I drove,' he said.

Mayors change, CIO endures

Political visions come and go with each administration. Budget priorities shift. Policies evolve. And strategic plans swing with the latest trends.

Results are in: Philly residents OK new voting system

Long before the universe of chads became a major topic of discussion, Philadelphia asked its voters in 1998 if the city needed new voting equipment.

Application makes video library manageable with keywords

'Deep earth penetration.' 'W88.' 'D61.' Those are some of the key phrases Sandia National Laboratories can retrieve from several thousands of hours of videotape, thanks to a video content management application.

DOE opens computing center in Russian nuclear-complex city

Former Ambassador Ronald Lehman, director of the Center for Global Security Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and senior Energy officials recently commissioned the Strela Open Computing Center in Snezhinsk, one of 10 closed and formerly secret nuclear cities in Russia.