Posts Tagged: GovBytes

GovBytes: Are Government CIOs Underpaid?

How much is a good CIO worth to a government agency? Perhaps more than they’re currently getting paid, it turns out. According to a story by Colin Wood at Government Technology, public-sector CIOs endure far more scrutiny than their private-sector colleagues, not to mention exponentially more red tape that makes getting the job done harderRead… Read more »

GovBytes: FBI Releases Child Protection iPhone App

According to the FBI, a child goes missing approximately every 40 seconds. Parents can now improve their chances of locating a lost child with the FBI’s new Child ID iPhone application. The free app allows parents to store photos and othe identifying data on their phone. In the event that a child goes missing, theRead… Read more »

GovBytes: California to Launch Electronic Traffic Ticket Pilot

The California Highway Patrol would like to eliminate paper traffic tickets in favor of an e-ticket system that would save time, money, and cut back on clerical errors.The state is launching a pilot program to test a series of hand-held devices to administer traffic citations, according to Government Technology. Aside from eliminating the need toRead… Read more »

GovBytes: GOP Task Force Finalized for Cybersecurity

GovTech has provided a full list of the Republican led task-force to evaluate the cyber-security legislation that was proposed by the Obama Administration on May 12th. GovTech states, “The legislation — Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act — focuses on protecting domestic federal networks and the national infrastructure, but would make the Department ofRead… Read more »

GovBytes: How Do You Feel About the End of the Space Shuttle Program?

A week ago today, Space Shuttle Atlantis rocketed into orbit for the last time, marking the beginning of the very end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program. The decision has been cause for celebration for some, anger for others, sadness and introspection for many who saw the Space Shuttle as a crowning achievement in inspiration forRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Using Technology to Manage Traffic Congestion

The West Coast is famous for being sprawling, but some cities are now using technology to reduce traffic congestion. According to a recent article in Government Technology, some of their innovative solutions include: Green lights that automatically adjust with traffic flows in Portland Creating HOT lanes that allow drivers to pay varying rates depending onRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Overcoming “Application Bloat”

Does your organization suffer from “application bloat”? If you’re managing a different budget tracking system for each department or have to input every employee into multiple online training systems, your organization might have too many applications. State and local governments are trying to figure out ways to streamline their IT costs by consolidating and standardizingRead… Read more »

GovBytes: State-Issued Phones To Go The Way Of The Dodo

California Gov. Jerry Brown has eliminated 44 percent of all state-issued cell phones in what Government Technology’s Brian Heaton describes as “just the first round of cuts.” It’s part of Brown’s plan to reduce the number of state-issued phones in California by half, to lower costs for the budget-strapped state. Evan Westrup, a spokesman forRead… Read more »