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Bringing Blogging's Energy to the Department of, Well, You Know

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 20 2010

Energy Secretary Steven Chu -- seen here touring the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, in 2009 -- is now blogger Steven Chu. Read More

Disaster Victims Given a Mobile Way to Say They Need Help

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 19 2010

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, aka FEMA, has set up a way for people in disaster zones to register for assistance using their mobile phones. Read More

State Dept. Guides Staff on Being Diplomatic Online

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 12 2010

The U.S. State Department in Washington DC; photo by NCinDC Read More

Headed West to Twitter, Katie Stanton Reflects on Washington

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 9 2010

Stanton on a State Department trip to China in May, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (To Stanton's left is Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats.) Read More

Uncle Sam's App Store

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 2 2010

USA.gov has gotten an overhaul just in time for July 4th. GovExec's Aliya Sternstein has all the tasty details of the redesigned and relaunched site, meant to serve as a central online doorway to all the information and ... Read More

White House Announces New Cookie Policy. Of Some Sort.

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 25 2010

Hours ago, the Obama White House issued a new policy on how the federal government thinks about online "cookies," and other aspects of the modern digital experience with privacy implications. From the OMB memo ... Read More

It's Health Data Day

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 2 2010

O'Reilly Radar's Alex Howard has a run down of what's on the table today as the Department of Health and Human Services and Institute of Medicine holds a Community Health Data Forum. Read More

Government Websites Gone Bad

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 13 2010

Credit: Time.gov A correspondent who is savvy on the ways of both technology and government writes in to note that he's found a federal government website that he judges to be even more in need of a redesign than the F ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Hot Spots

How Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is making inroads in China; labor protests among Uber drivers spread to more cities; new data about the prevalence of online harassment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Reminders

Why the RNC hasn't managed to reboot how Republican campaigns use voter data; new ways of using phone banking to get out the vote; how the UK's digital director is still ahead of the e-govt curve; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky emerges with a mission to fight cyber-bullying; Marc Andreessen explains his political philosophy; tech donors to MayDay PAC get pushback from Congressional incumbents; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

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