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Infographic: A Digital Nation

“The latest Census Bureau statistics shows more American households own computers and use high-speed Internet than ever before. A collection of visualizations presents data from the Current Population Survey and American Community Survey. The infographic illustrates high-speed Internet use by age, race, income and educational attainment by household. In addition, maps are provided for household high-speed Internet use by state andContinue Reading

GPO working to make Jefferson’s Manual and Rules of House of Representatives available in XML

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is working with the House of Representatives Committee on Rules, the House Parliamentarian, and the Clerk of the House to make Jefferson’s Manual and the Rules of the House of Representatives available in XML format using the United States Legislative Markup (USLM) schema. USLM is an XML information modelContinue Reading

GAO Report – Security and Privacy Controls Actions Needed to Enhance Information Security and Privacy Controls, GAO-16-265: Published: Mar 23, 2016. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2016: “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported 316 security-related incidents, between October 2013 and March 2015, affecting—the web portal for the federal health insurance marketplace—and its supporting systems. According to GAO’s reviewContinue Reading

Annual Report to Congress: Federal Information Security Modernization Act

Submitted by OMB, March 18, 2016 – “The attached report is submitted pursuant to Section 3553 of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-283), which requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to submit an annual report on the effectiveness of information security policies and practices during the preceding year andContinue Reading

An Economic Evaluation of PulseNet

A Network for Foodborne Disease Surveillance Robert L. Scharff, PhD, JD, John Besser, PhD,  Donald J. Sharp, MD, Timothy F. Jones, MD, Gerner-Smidt Peter, DMS, MD, Craig W. Hedberg, PhD. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “The PulseNet surveillance system is a molecular subtyping network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories designed to identifyContinue Reading

DHS Privacy Office 2015 FOIA Report to AG of US, February 2016

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office 2015 Freedom of Information Act Report to the Attorney General of the United States, February 2016 “DHS was able to make enormous strides in significantly reducing the backlog despite the fact that DHS consistently receives the largest number of FOIA requests of any federal department or agency in eachContinue Reading

Congressional Directory for 114th Congress available on GPO’s govinfo

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) makes available the authentic, digital version of the official directory of the 114th Congress. Mandated by Title 44 of the U.S. Code, the Congressional Directory is prepared by GPO under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP). More than just a guide to Members, committees, and officialsContinue Reading

FY2017 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability

CRS report via FAS – FY2017 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability, Jared C. Nagel, Senior Research Librarian. March 10, 2016. “Every year the President submits a series of volumes to Congress containing the President’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The President’s submission is required on or after the first Monday in January,Continue Reading

Demographic and Economic Profiles of States Holding March 22 Primaries and Caucuses

“Census Release Number: CB16-TPS.77 – In advance of the March 22 primaries and caucuses, the U.S. Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of each participating state’s voting-age population and industries. Statistics include: Voting-age population and estimate of eligible voters (i.e., citizens age 18 and older). Breakdown of voting-age populationContinue Reading

U.N. Statistical Commission issues draft global indicators framework

Via Fox News: “EXCLUSIVE: Six months after giving birth to a cluster of nebulous Sustainable Development Goals that aim to dramatically change the economic, social and environmental course of the planet, the United Nations is working on a drastic renovation of global data gathering to measure progress against its sweeping international agenda. The result that emerged late lastContinue Reading

From waterfall to agile: How a public-sector agency successfully changed its system-development approach to become digital

McKinsey & Company – March 2016 – From waterfall to agile: How a public-sector agency successfully changed its system- development approach to become digital, Martin Lundqvist and Peter Braad Olesen. “Government agencies around the world are under internal and external pressure to become more efficient by incorporating digital technologies and processes into their day-to-day operations.Continue Reading

EFF – What We Talk About When We Talk About Apple and Compelled Speech

Via EFF – “Last week, EFF filed a brief in support of Apple’s fight against the FBI, in which we argued that forcing Apple to write—and sign—a custom version of iOS would violate the First Amendment rights of Apple and its programmers. That’s because the right to free speech sharply limits the government’s ability toContinue Reading