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John Moore

John Moore is a freelance writer based in Syracuse, N.Y.

GTSI goes to court to fight takeover bid

A lawsuit filed in Delaware claims Eyak is violating its operating agreement by pursuing acquisition of GTSI.

Can the Apple iPad get any workplace respect?

Apple's iPad tablet computer is attracting some interested glances from government

Open government looks for next-generation technologies

Whereas Web 2.0 is about connecting people through social-networking applications, Web 3.0 will be about connecting information in new ways that people will find more useful and relevant. It'll be a boon for government transparency, but it won't be happening soon.

New virtualization solutions can cut desktop costs

Desktop virtualization aims to lower the costs and increase the security of desktop computers, but agencies must determine which approach — or combination of methods — best suits their needs.

County group endorses GIS certification

National Association of Counties endorses a certification program for geographic-information system specialists.

Commerce issues RFI for Shared Service Center

The Commerce Department is exploring the idea of migrating its bureaus to a centralized, contractor-operated e-mail service.

State alliances must have clear cut policy

State agencies interested in collaborating must first establish a firm policy foundation, according to a newly released brief from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

Orange County puts outsourcing agreement under microscope

California's Orange County has released data that shows little difference between county and contractor labor costs.

Reverse 911 is on the line for Conn., Va. residents

Cities, towns and counties in Connecticut and Virginia will be able to send recorded messages to thousands of people in the event of an emergency using Reverse 911 technology.