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State's Online Operations: Killing It, But Exhausted

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 24 2010

In the first nine months of the Obama-Clinton era, the U.S. State Department posted the same amount of information online as the total published over the eight years of the Bush administration, according to a recently ... Read More

Americans Pleased with Their Government...Websites

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Conventional wisdom be damned, and public polling too: it turns out that Americans are more satisfied with their federal government than ever before in the history of the republic. We mentioned we're just talking ... Read More

What new media is good for, from AIDS.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 4 2010

Extending our public health programs, through an integrated communications strategy. Bringing up-to-date and accurate information to support health decision making where people are already spending time, and listening ... Read More

McLaughlin Floats Idea of a Federal Employee, Um, Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 11 2009

Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, said during his closing keynote at yesterday's Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington that his 'things to get to' list contains an intriguing potential ... Read More

USPACOM 2.0

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 20 2009

How's this for a gig? The U.S. Pacific Command is looking for a contractor with expertise in social media to help support their public affairs operation. Did I mention USPACOM is based in Honolulu? Read More

Daily Digest: Through the Wormhole, Into the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 22 2009

One of the two executive orders signed by Barack Obama in his first full day in office pledged to shift governing presumptions about secrecy in the executive branch. With the swipe of a pen, Obama hopes to do away with ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

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