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Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning

Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning. Nature 518, 529–533 doi:10.1038/nature14236. Received Accepted Published online

ForeSee E-Government Satisfaction Index (Q4 2014) “Thirty-one percent of federal government sites provide an excellent government experience for citizens, according to the ForeSee E-Government Satisfaction Index. ForeSee, a customer experience analytics provider, gathered 220,000 survey responses across 100 federal government websites, as well as mobile sites and applications. The index, which quarterly measures citizen satisfaction with e-government, is now inContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – African Growth and Opportunity Act, DOE Real Property, Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request, Foster Care, IRS Investment

African Growth and Opportunity Act: Lessons Learned from Other Countries’ Trade Arrangements with Sub-Saharan Africa, GAO-15-393R: Published: Feb 25, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2015. DOE Real Property: Better Data and a More Proactive Approach Needed to Facilitate Property Disposal, GAO-15-305: Published: Feb 25, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2015. Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request:Continue Reading

HBR – What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

Harvard Business Review – Henrik Bresman, February 23, 2015: “As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, typically Western, population wants. ConclusionsContinue Reading

GSA approves use of Slack – team collaboration application

Via GovFresh, GSA’s announcement – “The team communication platform, Slack, is a collaborative working area. The tool has an array of features – one-on-one messaging, private groups, persistent chat rooms, direct messaging – and is available as both an app and web platform. Users are able to search all of the content in a team’sContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – Results-Oriented Management, Whistleblower Protection

Results-Oriented Management: OPM Needs to Do More to Ensure Meaningful Distinctions Are Made in SES Ratings and Performance Awards, GAO-15-189: Published: Jan 22, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2015: “GAO recommends that the Director of OPM consider various refinements to better ensure the SES performance appraisal system certification guidelines promote making meaningful distinctions in performance.Continue Reading

Trusting Trust

Gordon, Deborah S., Trusting Trust (February 20, 2015). Kansas Law Review, Vol. 63, 2015; Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-A-01. Available for download at SSRN: “What is a trustee and how should we understand her duties? The existing literature typically identifies the trustee in the role of agent,Continue Reading

Denmark’s largest digital archive launched

The Copenhagen Post – “Denmark’s largest digital photo album with nearly two million images…open[ed] to the general public [February 20, 2015]. Danes will have access to the online database at, which includes 1,841,254  documents such as photos, diaries, letters, and sound and video recordings. Since the late 1980s, all items from the country’s moreContinue Reading

Analysis of the oil and gas industry’s case for fracking

The Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) Report – Frackademia in Depth: “In the wake of New York State’s decision to ban fracking, drilling proponents have criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration for basing the decision on “pseudo science” and “junk science.” When asked about the New York fracking ban at his 2015 “State of AmericanContinue Reading

22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Libraries

Knight Foundation Blog – Chris Barr – January 15, 2015: In September we launched the 12th Knight News Challenge, on libraries, asking the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we’re announcing 22 winners of that challenge, awarding the recipients a share of $3 million for theirContinue Reading

A Tutorial on Using Dynamic Network DEA to Benchmark Organizational Performance

Avkiran, Necmi, A Tutorial on Using Dynamic Network DEA to Benchmark Organizational Performance (July 4, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: “In investigating organizational performance or efficiency, two perennial problems confront us, namely, loss of information in aggregated data, and determining the influence of lower level variables when they are not explicitly identified inContinue Reading

Most Americans confused about Net Neutrality – seek more information

Follow up to previous posting – Role of the Networked Public Sphere in the U.S. Net Neutrality Policy Debate, an article from The Register that contributes more resources and perspective to the debate: “With commissioners at US watchdog the FCC due to vote on proposed net neutrality rules next week, a poll of Americans hasContinue Reading