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Category Archives: E-Government

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

Penn State Univ Libraries – Post-Election 2016 Recap & Resources

Reference and Instruction Librarian – Hailley Fargo [Note – this is only a small portion of knowledge, links and resources offered via this LibGuide – thanks to Pete Weiss for the link] – “Welcome & how to use this guide. After two years of campaigning, debates, and media coverage, Donald Trump was elected the 45th… Continue Reading

EPA Launches Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Website

Clean Water Act Approved Jurisdictional Determinations – “This site is currently in beta testing. Please send us your feedback. See the Frequent Questions for more information. This website presents information on approved jurisdictional determinations (JDs) made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water… Continue Reading

U.S. DOT Advances Deployment Of Connected Vehicle Technology To Prevent Hundreds Of Thousands Of Crashes

“Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule today that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles, enabling a multitude of… Continue Reading

CIA Cartography Division 75th Anniversary – Sharing Declassified Maps

National Geographic – See the Historic Maps Declassified by the CIA – A new gallery provides a rare look inside the 75-year history of the agency’s mapping unit: “…in honor of the center’s 75th anniversary this year, the agency has released a remarkable collection of declassified maps that illustrate—and perhaps even played a role in—many… Continue Reading

WaPo – Now you can fact-check Trump’s tweets – in the tweets themselves

Washington Post: “Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate? Weigel wrote a whole post about the issue — but people who just click through to the link see only Trump’s claim, and none of the context. We made… Continue Reading

Will Government Science from agencies be deleted from public sites?

Motherboard – Researchers are preparing for Trump to Delete Government Science From the Web Written by Jason Koebler, December 13, 2016 – “When Donald Trump takes over the federal government on January 21, his administration will also gain complete control over much of the .gov suite of websites, which currently hosts a treasure trove of… Continue Reading