Dot-Gov Goes Retail

By Judi Hasson and Graeme Browning, Federal Computer Week | 05/25/2001 Featured on USA Today Move over,! Make way for your newest competitor in e-retailing: the federal government. In the first comprehensive study of its kind, Federal Computer Week and the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that the government has become more […]

Deadly Railroad Crossings Challenge States

By Judi Hasson | March 31, 2016 On a rain-soaked evening in December, 70-year-old Phyllis LeBlanc and her husband, Steven, were ferrying home her 12-year-old twin grandsons from their birthday party at a Lafayette, Louisiana, trampoline park. Two of the twins’ friends were in the car with them. LeBlanc was driving northeast on Louisiana Highway 88 […]

Mass Transit: Cities Embrace Big-Ticket Transit Projects

By Judi Hasson | January 07, 2016 This story has been updated to say the federal transportation bill would allocate $12 billion annually to mass transit. Cities across the country are moving forward with mass transit projects, despite the required tax hikes and cheap gasoline that encourages commuters to drive their cars. Voters approved 24 of […]

Women In Federal IT: Bringing Innovation To The Private Sector

By Judi Hasson | for | March 13, 2012 In honor of Women’s History Month, Breaking Gov highlights women’s relatively recent breakthrough in the growing and increasingly crucial world of federal IT. This is the second of a three-part series on women in federal IT that reveals who these leaders are and how they’re […]

State Department Revs up Mobile Website Diplomacy

By Judi Hasson | for | July 13, 2011 The State Department’s public diplomacy mission is constantly evolving, seeking to reach foreign audiences in new and more creative ways. And for a variety of reasons, that has increasingly meant going mobile. Recognizing the potential of the mobile Web to reach vast audiences that are […]

DHS ICE Targets Child Predators In Expanding Homeland Security Mission

By Judi Hasson | for Most people don’t think of child sex crime cases as a homeland security threat. But it most certainly is, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is bearing down on a worldwide epidemic with an arsenal of 21st century tools. When the redesigned US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) became […]