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Minnesota's Proposed "State Webmaster" is Giving Microsoft Agita

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 11 2010

Out in the great state of Minnesota, the forward-thinking legislature there is attempting, by statute, to create an official position of state webmaster, so that there's one single point person who is responsible for ... Read More

After Years of Pushing, Senate Finally Releases a Custom XML Blend of Roll Call Votes

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 6 2009

It's ask and ye shall receive XML, it seems. After years of pushing by open government advocates, it took just a "Dear Colleague" from South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint and a gang of bipartisan senators to ... Read More

Obama: Champion of Interoperability

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 10 2009

Obama has been making big news today for calling for something rather geeky: interoperability between the Defense Department's electronic health records system and the Department of Veterans Affairs' much praised VistA ... Read More

What's In a (Standardized) Name

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 22 2008

Down in DC a few weeks ago, a friend of mine had the gall to say, "you know, you're not only a politics geek, you're a real geek geek." The nerve of the guy. This post isn't going to lessen my geek rep one ... Read More