Vermont’s court system and Department of Motor Vehicles have spent nearly $20 million on computer systems that do not work. We’ll explore why there have been so many failures in the state’s efforts to modernize its technology systems.
looks at the kind of conditions technology companies need to start-up
and expand in Vermont – from infrastructure to a tech-savvy workforce.
Does Vermont embrace technology entrepreneurship?
Garrett Graff’s new book: "The First
Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House" looks at
the impact of technology on politics. He
speaks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the issue.
State government is taking advantage of new technology to go after people who owe back taxes. The Department of Taxes has updated its computer system. Now, it can cross-check other government databases against its own to make sure people have paid what they owe the state.