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Online Employee Idea Forum at State Dept. Closed Down

Government Executive: “At the end of August, State Department employees will lose access to the in-house employee online forum called Sounding Board, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s staff announced in a departmentwide email on Aug. 17. Employees were told to archive any previous discussion items of interest because the past content will not be archived,… Continue Reading

login.gov – Simple, secure access to government services online

“login.gov offers the public secure and private online access to participating government programs. With one login.gov account, users can sign in to multiple government agencies. Our goal is to make managing federal benefits, services and applications easier and more secure. Because login.gov is a shared service, users need fewer passwords and learn fewer interfaces. Also,… Continue Reading

2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Research Report

“In August 2017, SecurityScorecard analyzed and scored the current security posture of 552 small, medium and large U.S. government organizations with more than 100 public-facing IP addresses, to determine the state of government cybersecurity programs today. In this report, 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Research Report, you’ll learn:  Top performing U.S. State and… Continue Reading

Data – Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

The New York Times – Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago – How 100 top U.S. schools compare – “Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago,… Continue Reading

Words ‘climate change’ removed from NIH website removes

Update via the Observer, August 25, 2017 – Energy Department Tells Scientist to Remove ‘Climate Change’ From Study – “On August 24, the Trump administration’s Department of Energy censored a Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science proposal from Dr. Jennifer Bowen, an associate professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She posted a screenshot of the email on Facebook,… Continue Reading

GPO and LC partner on release of digitized Congressional Record 1931-1940

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1931-1940 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers debates and proceedings of the 72nd thru the 76th Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: The Great Depression The last two… Continue Reading

2017 International Data Base Update

“The U.S. Census Bureau’s International Data Base update provides revisions for 16 countries and areas. Revised estimates and projections are available for American Samoa, Angola, Botswana, Burma, Guam, Iran, Jordan, Liberia, Mali, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tunisia, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Zimbabwe. The International Data Base is a series of estimates… Continue Reading

Gallery of Images – 2017 Eclipse

View NOAA’s satellite imagery of the total solar eclipse. See also terrific video via http://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive (in Nebraska) NYT Archives: “85 years ago, NYT reported that after the total eclipse of 1932, the next opportunity to study one would be today.” TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017 from Green River Lake, WY. Ben [email protected] Capital Weather Gang‏ @capitalweather… Continue Reading

Globe had 2nd warmest July and year to date on record

NOAA: Antarctic sea ice hits record low in July, and Arctic ice coverage remains small – “Earth’s warmest month is typically July, when the strong mid-summer sun heats up large Northern Hemisphere land masses and adjacent coastal areas. In fact, July 2017 was not only the warmest month of this year, but also the second warmest… Continue Reading

Get your weather forecast, viewing map, imagery and more for historic August 21 event

NOAA: “While most of America will be looking up on August 21 during the solar eclipse, NOAA’s GOES-16, America’s newest weather satellite, will be looking down at Earth, tracking the moon’s shadow across the United States with its highly sophisticated Advanced Baseline Imager. NOAA plans to publish images of the eclipse from GOES-16 and its other… Continue Reading

OpenCorporates posts French company registration database

opencorporates blog: “It is thanks to the persistence, effort, and hard-work from open data advocates both inside and outside government that French companies are now available as open data. Since January, France’s Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE) has published the official “SIRENE” company registration database as open data, and after extensive… Continue Reading