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Malaysia Crowdsources 2014 Budget

BY Jessica McKenzie | Wednesday, September 4 2013

Prime Minister Razak (Wikipedia)

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, is crowdsourcing the 2014 National Budget. A dedicated website has been set up for the initiative, where citizens can log in through their Facebook or Twitter accounts and submit their suggestions and requests. Other users can then thumbs up or thumbs down a suggestion.

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Pawlenty's "Google Test" Has Fans in Digital Government

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 8 2011

Tim Pawlenty; photo credit: Gage Skidmore Talking about the need to reduce the size of government, Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says that he thinks about applying "The Google Test." The what ... Read More

Uncle Sam Wants "You"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

Even the AP can't help but have some fun with the newly in-effect federal Plain Language Act. But they point out an interesting new preferred usage: "In one striking change, the government is becoming 'we' and ... Read More

The Zombie Apocalypse Method of Getting Eyeballs (on Boring Stuff)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

The CDC recently posted a guide to preparing for the coming zombie apocalypse. What, I ask you, are our federal health services for if not to prepare us to survive the coming rise of the undead? Right. That's why we saw ... Read More

App into Your Inner Neanderthal

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 4 2011

From the 'Really, there's an app for that?' file comes the Smithsonian's MEanderthal: "Do you look like your relatives? Your prehistoric relatives? Try morphing yourself backward in time with MEanderthal. You might ... Read More

How Well is the U.S. Networking Vets?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 22 2011

Fascinating debate over what it really means to connect with military veterans happening in the comments of VAntage Point, the Department of Veterans Affairs blog, sparked by IAVA's Paul Reickhoff criticizing the VA for ... Read More

One Way to Avoid a White House Email-Gate

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 4 2011

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The IRS iPhone App Has Dropped

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 25 2011

The Internal Revenue Service, in your pocket. No word yet on whether the iTunes store takes a cut. (Kidding.) There's an Android version, too. Read More Gets a Facelift for the Short Term

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 10 2011

A facelifted, unveiled today. Read More


BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 17 2010

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