Technology has become a key competitive advantage for companies of all industries. But when it comes to the U.S. government, the strategic use of information technologyfor security, disaster recovery, healthcare and the protection of basic rightshas never been more important. How well is technology being applied to meet the needs of the public sector in the Information Age? Read on for case studies, expert opinion and emerging trends.
Case Study: Borderline Success at the Department of Homeland Security
A billion dollars into the development of its biometric-screening program, the Department of Homeland Security just may have stumbled onto some lessons for future government IT projects.
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E-Voting: Will Your Vote Count?
The 2000 presidential election underscored the dire need for voting transformation. But six years later, a litany of problems remains. Can the government restore confidence in e-voting?
Information Sharing: LAPD Starts to Connect the Dots
Can federal, state, county and local authorities effectively collect and share information? An initiative launched in the wake of 9/11 aims to break old habits and better protect the homeland.