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The White House is expected to release a new digital strategy for the entire federal government, perhaps as early as Wednesday during TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, where U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel are scheduled to appear together.
According to a draft document obtained by FedScoop dated April 4, 2012, “Building a Future-Ready Digital Government” outlines a plan for delivering better citizen services where agencies will be instructed to execute on a three-layer strategic approach that aims to help government “innovate with less.”
The three “layers” — information,
November 1, 2012 in Featured, Ideas and musings, Open Government Data, WG Open Government Data The most common argument in favor of open data is that it enhances transparency, and while the link may not always be causal, it is certainly true that both tend to go hand-in-hand. But there is another, more expansive perspective on open government data: that it is part of an effort to build public infrastructure.Does making a shapefile available with all Montevideo’s traffic lights make Montevideo’s government more transparent? We don’t think so. But one of our duties as civil servants is building the city infrastructure. And
Andrea Di Maio is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research, where he focuses on the public sector, with particular reference to e-government strategies, Web 2.0, the business value of IT, open-source software… Read Full BioCoverage Areas: Among the flurry of activities and deja-vu around open data that governments worldwide, in all tiers are pursuing to increase transparency and fuel a data economy, I found something really worth reading in a report that was recently published by the Danish government.“Good Basic Data for Everyone – A Driver for Growth and Efficiency” takes a different spin than many others by saying
Cathilea Robinett (Executive Vice President, Government Technology & Center for Digital Government) and Harry Herington (CEO, NIC) discuss how eGovernment is not only helping government be more efficient, but is truly changing lives — helping students find financial aid, keeping our kids safe, and protecting public safety officers.
Sen. Patrick Leahy previously said his bill boosts Americans' e-mail privacy protections by "requiring that the government obtain a search warrant." That's no longer the case. A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law. CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans' e-mail, is scheduled for next
This week, we got some terrific news about new ways individuals can protect their privacy on the internet.
Twitter announced it will support the new Do Not Track feature in web browsers, giving users one-click control over whether or not Twitter keeps track of which websites they visit. This is an important step is part of a larger Obama Administration strategy to encourage more consumer privacy protections on the internet.
As much as people use and love the internet and other digital
The Israeli military issued the world's first announcement of a military campaign via Twitter today with the disclosure of a large-scale, ongoing operation in Gaza. The Twitter announcement was made before a press conference was held.A major Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip was announced today via Twitter in lieu of a formal press conference. The Israeli Defense Forces' official @IDFSpokesperson Twitter feed confirmed “a widespread campaign on terror sites & operatives in the #Gaza Strip,” called Operation Pillar of Defense, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. Shortly before the tweet, Hamas' military head Ahmed al-Jabari was
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