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Category Archives: E-Government

2016 International Data Base Update

“The current update provides revisions for 14 countries and areas, incorporating new data from censuses, surveys, and administrative records and new analyses. Revised estimates and projections are available for Argentina, Bangladesh, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Gaza Strip, Haiti, Namibia, Nepal, South Korea, the United States, Venezuela and West Bank. Highlights from the International Data Base:… Continue Reading

Updated Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource

White House – OMB: [July 26, 2016] “the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) …releas[ed] an update to the Federal Government’s governing document for the management of Federal information resources: Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource. The way we manage information technology (IT), security, data governance, and privacy has rapidly evolved since A-130… Continue Reading

Export.gov

“Developed by international trade experts and economists, Export.gov provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.” Continue Reading

McKinsey – Policy in the data age

Policy in the data age: Data enablement for the common good By Karim Tadjeddine and Martin Lundqvist “The tremendous impact that digital services have had on governments and society has been the subject of extensive research that has documented the rapid, extensive adoption of public-sector digital services around the globe. We believe that the coming… Continue Reading

Inspection of Federal Computer Security at US Department of the Interior

Inspection of Federal Computer Security at the U.S. Department of the Interior, August 9, 2016: “In accordance with Section 406 of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, we inspected DOI’s policies, procedures, and practices for securing its computer networks and systems for all covered systems related to logical access control policies and practices, use of multifactor… Continue Reading

Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software

Federal Source Code Policy – “The U.S. Government is committed to improving the way Federal agencies buy, build, and deliver information technology (IT) and software solutions to better support cost efficiency, mission effectiveness, and the consumer experience with Government programs. Each year, the Federal Government spends more than $6 billion on software through more than… Continue Reading

Collage – The Searchable London Picture Archive

“Over 250,000 images of London from the collections at London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery. Collage is owned and managed  by London Metropolitan Archives  on behalf of the City of London  Corporation.” Users may search the site or browse by subject (People, Places, Historical Events etc.), word/phrase; collections; picture formats. Continue Reading

Global Open Data Index – comprehensive snapshot of global state of open data

Open Data Index 2015:  “Civil Society Audit of the state of Open Data – The Global Open Data Index is an annual effort to measure the state of open government data around the world. The crowd sourced survey is designed to assess the openness of specific government datasets according to the Open Definition. Through this… Continue Reading

FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force Unveils Broadband Health Mapping Tool

“The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health  Task Force today launched the Mapping Broadband Health in America tool (available at www.fcc.gov/health/maps), a web-based mapping tool that will enable and inform more efficient,  data-driven decision making at the intersection of broadband and health. By allowing users to ask  and answer questions about broadband and health at the county… Continue Reading

Obama Administration Announces Nearly 50 Percent Decline in Veteran Homelessness

“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) today announced the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. The data revealed a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January… Continue Reading

Federal Telework: Better Guidance Could Help Agencies Calculate Benefits and Costs

Federal Telework: Better Guidance Could Help Agencies Calculate Benefits and Costs, GAO-16-551: Published: Jul 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2016: “With over 1 million federal employees eligible for telework in 2013, federal agencies are fully engaged in incorporating telework as a standard human capital flexibility. GAO was asked to review the benefits and costs… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Aviation Safety, Financial Management Systems, Hazardous Materials Transportation, BFS Info Systems Controls, VA Real Property

Aviation Safety: FAA’s Risk-Based Oversight for Repair Stations Could Benefit from Additional Airline Data and Performance Metrics, GAO-16-679: Published: Jul 28, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2016. Financial Management Systems: HUD Needs to Address Management and Governance Weaknesses That Jeopardize Its Modernization Efforts, GAO-16-656: Published: Jul 28, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2016. Hazardous Materials… Continue Reading