Commonwealth Technology News
Gov. Ernie Fletcher presents 193 Johnson County
eighth grade students and their families with free
computers, software and printers as part of the
No Child Left Offline program.
Gov. Fletcher Delivers First Computers of the No Child Left Offline Program
Gov. Ernie Fletcher recently presented 193 Johnson County eighth grade students and their families with free computers, software and printers as part of the No Child Left Offline program.
Kentucky Leads The Nation In Developing New ID System
The KY Transportation Cabinet announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded $3,000,000 to the Commonwealth for a pilot project related to implementation of the REAL ID Act.
New State Law Aims To Get Uninsured Motorists Off KY Roads
House Bill 29 enables officials to compare vehicle registration information with vehicle insurance databases to identify Kentuckians who drive uninsured vehicles.
Social Services Offices Get Updated Technology
To improve services to Kentucky families, some of the state’s Department for Community Based Services staff received new technology as part of a sweeping modernization of the state agency.
Join Us For Tech Day in Kentucky!
Join leaders from across Kentucky in recognizing the progress of technology in the commonwealth on February 8. Tech Day will include Gov. Fletcher's announcement of the 2006 Governor’s Technology Awards recipients, and the release of ConnectKentucky's 2006 Annual Report.
List of Undeliverable 2005 Phase II Tobacco Settlement Checks Available Online
A new Web site is now available to help remaining recipients get their Phase II Tobacco Settlement checks.
GIS Roundtable with Gov. Jim Gehringer
On December 13th, a GIS roundtable with former Wyoming governor, Jim Gehringer, was hosted in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Color Ortho Imagery Released for Download
Full color aerial images of the commonwealth are now available for download and viewing on the Kentucky Geography Network (KYGEONET).
COT Employee Receives Fellow Award
An employee with the Division of Geographic Information received the 2005 Fellow Award from the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS).
Lt. Gov. Pence Encourages Employees To Donate Old Cell Phones
As part of his initiative to raise awareness about domestic violence, Lt. Gov. Pence encouraged state employees to donate their old cellular phones and accessories to a national project called HopeLine.®
Legislative Web Site To Show Votes Cast By State Lawmakers
Improvements to the Kentucky Legislature Home Page will make it easier than ever for citizens to follow legislative action when the General Assembly’s 2006 session starts on Jan. 3.
||White Papers and Technical Articles
IT development projects can be high-risk endeavors. In order to minimize risk and maximize the likelihood of success, there are a number of best practices that can be used during the course of any development project. This white paper highlights seven habits of highly successful projects. (PDF format, 197 KB)
Malicious software can be found in many forms, including viruses, worms and Trojan Horses. Of these, Trojan Horses are particularly difficult to defend against. This article provides some advice and tips for computer users to help them avoid infection by Trojan Horse software. (PDF format, 93 KB)
||National Tech Stories
Internet Web Sites of Kentucky Cities and Counties
Kentucky Local Government
Web Site Evaluation Project
Only 49% of Kentucky counties and 26% of Kentucky cities had official Web sites according to research performed by ConnectKentucky in 2005.
The ConnectKentucky Local Government Web Site Evaluation Project measures the effectiveness of Kentucky's city and county web sites, demonstrating best practices for local government delivery of online citizen services throughout the Commonwealth.
Data collection and analysis conducted by the ConnectKentucky Research Group between March and August, 2005 using a scoring system developed in conjunction with Public Sphere Information Group and adapted from the Municipality e-Government Assessment Project (MeGAP).
For more information, see: http://connectkentucky.org/researchpol/reports.htm
||COT Trivia Question of the Month
Question: Which state agency should you contact for your printing or copying needs?
Answer: The Commonwealth Office of Technology's Division of Printing Services (DOPS) at 502-564-2670.
The Division of Printing Services will help state agencies determine the best method of producing their printed piece, based on cost, timeliness, appearance and availability as they relate to the agency's needs. The two service areas available for processing these requests are Quick Copy Centers and the Main Printing Operation. One of two forms would be used for processing these requests: DOA-8 is used for Quick Copy orders, and DOA-9 is used for all other printing requests.
Quick copy centers are designed to process black and white copying jobs requiring quick turnaround time. For convenience, there are five copy centers placed in the Frankfort area. The second method of processing printing requests is through the Main Printing Operation. Printing/copying requests not submitted through the Quick Copy Center operation should be processed through the Main Printing office located at 300 Myrtle Avenue, Frankfort. Trained staff are available to help with processing these requests. According to KRS 57.011 & 57.091 printing requests should not be sent directly to vendors.
Additional information is available on the Division of Printing Services website: http://cot.ky.gov/printing.