Keep your eye on what's happening with SDR/cognitive radio. It's becoming a hot topic with the FCC who view it as a major solution for public safety interoperability. Here's the latest notice of proposed rulemaking released on Dec. 30th. Very timely for today's UWIN meeting.
Olympic Technet has a column on egov, but it looks like it's not updated very frequently.
Sean Kerner tells us that OpenOffice is finding a growing customer base in government.
Tom Adelstein adds this about the growing move to open source:
I know of at least a dozen goverment open source deployments I have been begged not to write about, not in the spy movie, "If I tell you I'll have to kill you!" sense, but because the people responsible for them worry that excess publicity might kill their efforts to run their agencies' computers with the most reliable and cost-effective software they can find.
With Steve Fulling, the director of the Utah Division of Information Technology Services, leaving in two weeks, I will be adding that to my list of things to do. ITS has some great talent and I will be working hard to ensure that we accomplish some very important initiatives for the state.
Jim Flowers picks up on the mad cow theme in his blog. Wired also has a good article on livestock tracking.
CIO magazine discusses the streamlined sales tax initiative.
Riverside County is looking for a new CIO. They have a nice portfolio of e-services. I used to enjoy visiting my cousins in Riverside every year. It's a different place now.