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Category Archives: E-Government

“As journalists, we work with mountains of data to help us spot trends, identify problems in our community and to hold public officials accountable. We present that data here at (formerly RocDocs), so that you can explore the issues yourself. Learn more about where you live, make informed decisions as a citizen, parent, orContinue Reading

Another Snowden Reveal – Telecom Giant Provides Massive Data Pipeline to NSA

NYT and ProPublica investigative reports: “The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T. While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newlyContinue Reading

Homeland Security Advisory Council-New Tasking

August 14, 2015 Federal Register Notice: “The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, tasked his Homeland Security Advisory Council to establish a subcommittee entitled Cybersecurity Subcommittee on August 6, 2015. The Cybersecurity Subcommittee will provide findings and recommendations to the Homeland Security Advisory Council on best practices sourced from industry, stateContinue Reading

CDC Surveillance Strategy

CDC – A strategy for improving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s activities in public health surveillance. February 24, 2014 “Public health surveillance guides efforts to detect and monitor disease and injuries, assess the impact of interventions and assist in the management of and recovery from large-scale public health incidents. Today’s ever – present,Continue Reading

US Federal Customer Experience Index, 2015

A Benchmark Of Federal Government Agencies, Highlighting The Drivers Of Great Federal CX August 13, 2015 By Rick Parrish with Harley Manning, Carla O’Connor, Kara Hartig. “Forrester’s Customer Experience Index (CX Index™), US Consumers Q1 2015, shows that federal agencies are still providing substandard experiences — and their poor CX performance is hurting both agencyContinue Reading

US Database of the Deceased

As cybercrime has had a significant impact on tens of millions of our lives, whether we are: in the federal work force and all (yes all) of our personal (the definition of the word ‘personal’ needs to be modified soon) data was compromised (or more accurately, it was stolen, siphoned off, hacked…over days, weeks, months,Continue Reading

NYC Open Data

NYC Open Data – 1300+ data sets are available – users may search by type, category, agency and source – an example as follows: “Neighborhood Tabulation Areas – data: Boundaries of Neighborhood Tabulation Areas as created by the NYC Department of City Planning using whole census tracts from the 2010 Census as building blocks. TheseContinue Reading

Fatal Injury Reports, National and Regional, 1999 – 2013

CDC provides a wide range of data from which users may create customized reports and charts by choosing among specific fields and date ranges – this data set was last updated on June 24, 2015. “CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury,Continue Reading

State Legislature Online Tech Landscape

A comparison of legislature and SaaS websites shows stark differences:  “An analysis of 54 state legislature websites shows that the technology they utilize trails industry standards significantly. A majority, 35 (65%), are programmed in ASP.NET and running on IIS servers – both, usually paired, are Microsoft technologies. This differs greatly from standards seen in leadingContinue Reading

Cyber crimes against NATO and its members

Via Atlantic Council – New Twists in Russia’s Cyber Campaign Against NATO and Its Members By Sam Jones, Financial Times: “Russia’s aggressive actions in cyber space are all carefully designed to fall short of warranting any kind of serious military or aggressive response. One of Moscow’s new favoured tactics is to arm crime syndicates withContinue Reading

HathiTrust US Federal Government Documents Initiative

“Stemming from a proposal accepted by HathiTrust members at the 2011 constitutional convention, HathiTrust has embarked on an ambitious initiative to, “through coordinated action and collective action, expand and enhance access to US federal publications including those issued by GPO and other federal agencies.” The HathiTrust Government Documents Registry is a key component of this broad effort. Further informationContinue Reading

Search for FDA Guidance Documents

FDA expands transparency and access to critical documents: “The table [at this link] lists all official FDA Guidance Documents and other regulatory guidance. You can search for documents using key words, and you can narrow or filter your results by product, date issued, FDA organizational unit, type of document, subject, draft or final status, andContinue Reading