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Category Archives: E-Government

National Transportation Atlas Database

“The National Transportation Atlas Database is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure. These datasets include spatial information for transportation modal networks and intermodal terminals, as well as the related attribute information for these features. Metadata documentation, as prescribed by the Federal Geographic Data Committee, is also provided… Continue Reading

The US Customer Experience Index, 2016

NextGov: “For the federal government, there was really nowhere to go but up in the latest Customer Experience Index released by Forrester Research. Yet, despite a better score this time around, the government still finished dead last – as it did last year – among 21 industries assessed by Forrester.” Forrester Blog: The US Customer Experience Index… Continue Reading

USAGov Contact Center Connects You to Answers from Your Government

“It can be overwhelming to search for dependable information about government services and benefits. USAGov is your starting point–the official federal program that guides you to the information you need from across government. Browse or search for the agencies and programs you need on USA.gov or its Spanish language counterpart, GobiernoUSA.gov. If you’d rather talk… Continue Reading

Postal big data: Global flows as proxy indicators for national wellbeing

Via Data Driven Journalism: ” A new project has developed an innovative means to approximate socioeconomic indicators by analyzing the network of international postal flows. The project used 14 million aggregated electronic postal records from 187 countries collected by the Universal Postal Union over a four-year period (2010-2014) to create an international network showing the… Continue Reading

NOAA Faces Challenges and Uncertainties that Could Affect Availability of Critical Weather Data

Polar Satellites: NOAA Faces Challenges and Uncertainties that Could Affect the Availability of Critical Weather Data, GAO-16-773T: Published: Jul 7, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2016. “Polar-orbiting satellites provide data that are essential to support weather observations and forecasts. NOAA is preparing to launch the second satellite in the JPSS program in March 2017, but… Continue Reading

Motherboard – Terrorism Database Used by Governments and Banks Leaked Online

“…Thomson Reuters’ database, called World-Check, is used by over 300 government and intelligence agencies, as well as 49 of the world’s top 50 banks, according to a company fact sheet. World-Check is designed to give insight into financial crime and the people potentially behind it “We monitor over 530 sanction, watch, and regulatory law and… Continue Reading

Cryptologic Library Catalogue Published

“The National Cryptologic Museum, located adjacent to the National Security Agency at Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, has a reference library containing a collection of unclassified and declassified books and documents relating to every aspect of cryptology. The Museum Library has helpfully published its catalogue online upon request: CryptoLibraryCatalogue The home page for the National… Continue Reading

FTC Guidance – Online Tracking

FTC – Online Tracking: “Have you ever wondered why some online ads you see are targeted to your tastes and interests? Or how websites remember your preferences from visit-to-visit or device-to-device? The answer may be in the “cookies” – or in other online tracking methods like device fingerprinting and cross-device tracking. Here are answers to… Continue Reading

U.S. Digital Registry

“Whether for emergency management and public health, reliable financial services or trusted access to education programs, the need for users to confirm the validity of official U.S. government digital platforms is critical. A challenge in embracing emerging startup and private sector platforms for public service is ensuring that citizens can trust the app used for… Continue Reading

NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space

Via NASA Jet Propulsion Labs: “For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface. The observation — by the Hyperion spectrometer on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) — is an important breakthrough in our ability to eventually measure and monitor emissions… Continue Reading

The National Archives of the US Coloring Book of Patents 2016

“The National Archives of the US Coloring Book of Patents 2016 We’ve chosen some of our favorite patents from our holdings for you to color. We’d love to see how you color them in—share them with us on Twitter by using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and tagging @usnatarchives. These patents came from the Records of the… Continue Reading

The Condition of Education 2016

National Center for Education Statistics – “NCES has a mandate to report to Congress on the condition of education by June 1 of each year. The Condition of Education 2016 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2016 report presents 43 key indicators on the status and condition of… Continue Reading