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Category Archives: E-Government

Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

“As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the U.S. population will be 324,310,011 on Jan. 1, 2017. This represents an increase of 2,245,347, or 0.70 percent, from New Year’s Day 2016. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 15,564,473, or 5.04 percent.… Continue Reading

DHS/FBI issue joint report on Russian hacking of US election and subsequent govt sanctions

ABC News – Obama Issues Sanctions for Alleged Russian Hacking – “President Obama has expelled 35 Russian nationals and sanctioned five Russian entities and four individuals for an alleged cyber assault on Democratic political organizations during the 2016 presidential campaign, the White House announced today. “I have ordered a number of actions in response to… Continue Reading

WSJ – How to Tweet if You’re in Government and Not Donald Trump

How to Tweet if You’re in Government and Not Donald Trump: Write, Review, Edit, Seek Approval, Wait, Edit, (Maybe) Send (sub. re’d) – by Aruna Viswanatha and Natalie Andrews: “In 2010, a top Justice Department official told the agency’s divisions they could set up Twitter accounts and he convened a ‘working group’ to provide guidance… Continue Reading

‘We the People’: Five Years of Online Petitions

Pew: “During President Obama’s first full day in office on Jan. 21, 2009, he issued a statement committing his administration to pursue “an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” His goal was to make the federal government more transparent, participatory and collaborative through the use of new technologies. The broader effort was called the Open… Continue Reading

Social Security Bulletin Archives

The Social Security Bulletin (ISSN 1937-4666) is published quarterly by the Social Security Administration, Washington, DC. The Bulletin is prepared in the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, and digital copies are available from 1938 to present. Older issues are in PDF and more recent issues are in HTML.… Continue Reading

LC Guide to Law Online

“The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information. Select a Link: International and Multinational Nations of the World U.S. Federal – includes… Continue Reading

New Report: Making Citizen-Generated Data Work

Open Knowledge International Blog: “We are pleased to announce a new research series investigating how citizens and civil society create data to drive sustainable development. The series follows on from earlier papers on Democratising The Data Revolution and how citizen-generated data can change what public institutions measure. The first report “Making Citizen-Generated Data Work” asks what… Continue Reading

Paper – Spatiality of Environmental Law

Baaner, Lasse and Hvingel, Line Træholt, Spatiality of Environmental Law (2015). Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, 2015. Available for download at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2890272 “Digital society challenges the traditional perception of legal sources. The use of maps as a basis for public administration dates far back, but e-Government’s use of digital maps that include… Continue Reading

NIST – Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery

NIST Special Publication 800-184 Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery, 2016. Michael Bartock, Jeffrey Cichonski, Murugiah Souppaya, Matthew Smith, Greg Witte. Karen Scarfone. https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-184 “bstract – In light of an increasing number of cybersecurity events, organizations can improve resilience by ensuring that their risk management processes include comprehensive recovery planning. Identifying and prioritizing organization resources helps… Continue Reading

Locate public records in Arizona

“Government officials increasingly are conducting the public’s business in the shadows. Journalists and citizens are routinely denied even the most basic public records: city budgets and bids, law enforcement reports, court records. Many times, officials and citizens don’t understand or know the law around public records. Other times, officials know the law but create artificial… Continue Reading

House Intel Committee Releases Declassified Snowden Report

News release: “The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today released a declassified version of its investigative report on Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who fled to China and then Russia after stealing an estimated 1.5 million classified documents. The report, including redactions for classified information, was the result of a two-year… Continue Reading

West Virginia Univ. – New database to track millions of public policies

“Policymakers, researchers and journalists alike will soon have access to roughly 4.2 million state government decisions in a single database. West Virginia University political science researcher, William Franko, a professor in the Rockefeller School of Politics and Policy, is part of a research team collecting every legislative bill, executive rule and judicial decision across all 50 states,… Continue Reading