Posts By Bailey McCann

Lessons Learned – Tips For A Successful Technology Implementation

It’s not new to say that technology is having a significant impact on modern life. As technology becomes smaller, cheaper, and faster, staying up-to-date can be challenging. This is especially true for public sector organizations where procurement hasn’t caught up to new ways of using or implementing technology. As government works through modernization, implementing large-scaleRead… Read more »

Arkansas’ online background check system passes one million checks

One million background checks have been processed through the Arkansas’ Online Criminal Background Check System. The online system was launched in 2004 in order to facilitate easier criminal background checks by authorized parties such as employers or licensing agencies. The system was a joint effort between the Arkansas State Police, the Arkansas Crim Information CenterRead… Read more »

Low grades on transparency reports push states to consider more openness

Sunshine Week, a week devoted grading state governments on their transparency recently concluded, rating most states with failing grades. In response, states are looking at new measures designed to improve transparency and provide more information to the public. In Nevada, lawmakers have proposed bills that would make the state legislature subject to Open Meetings rules.Read… Read more »

EPA looks at landmark rule on coal fired power plants

The Obama administration is working to set limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants. Opponents of any regulation on power plants have said that the measure threatens the use of coal, and will raise electricity prices. However, the proposed legislation dose not limit future carbon emissions from new plants until carbon capture technology isRead… Read more »

Risk management coming into focus for law enforcement

Law enforcement officials maintain a delicate relationship with the communities they protect. They must ensure the safety of citizens while also acting as a force for justice. As communities and law enforcement activities become more complex, officials are seeking out new ways to handle relationship management and avoid risk. CivSource spoke with Captain Mark LongRead… Read more »

Google responds, claims new privacy policy will not effect sensitive data

Last week, CivSource reported on several concerns over Google’s new privacy policy raised by government IT consultants Jeff Gould and Doug Miller. In the article, both men raised several concerns about Google’s new privacy policy and what it might mean for government customers. Google has responded, in an attempt to address those concerns. On MarchRead… Read more »

Flint, MI emergency manager plans halted

On Tuesday, a Michigan judge ordered that authority be returned to the Mayor and City Council of Flint, Michigan stalling the test case of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to replace municipal leaders with corporate financial managers in cities and towns that are failing economically. The order issued by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge RosemarieRead… Read more »

LightSquared comes out swinging

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission blocked wireless technology services from the Virginia company, LightSquared because of the interference it caused with Global Positioning System (GPS) signals. The move resulted in very public claims from the company and its hedge fund backer Philip Falcone, CEO of Harbinger Capitsl that the company would affirm its stanceRead… Read more »

Maryland picks CSC for health care upgrade

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has been selected by the state of Maryland to replace the state’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The company will also serve as a fiscal agent for selected Department of Health and Mental Hygiene programs. The five year contract is valued at $297 million. Under the terms of the agreement, CSCRead… Read more »