Posts By Mark D. Drapeau

National Science Foundation Emphasizes Cloud Computing Security and Efficiency

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — As reported by Camille Tuutti at Federal Computer Week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has plans to invest resources into understanding various aspects of cloud computing, in particular how to make it more energy efficient, and how to make it more secure from hackers and other kinds of digital intrusion.Read… Read more »

A Khan Academy For Doctors

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — We’re very interested in tech-savvy entrepreneurs here at Publicyte, and occasionally we’re just going to toss out what we think is a good idea for a startup affecting the public and civic sector. In the Feb. 2012 Wired, there’s a terrific interview with innovative doctor Eric Topol, a genomics professorRead… Read more »

Five Public Sector Consumer Apps

Joel Reyes (Charlotte, NC) — As I do every month, I present five of my favorite apps. This month, I’ve curated apps which are meant for your average consumer or citizen, but better connect them to information of a public / civic sector nature. We start with information about the entire world, and end withRead… Read more »

From the Editor: The Safety Issue

Last month, I announced that PUBLICYTE would begin publishing themed issues, roughly once a month. Our first theme, Connectivity, was a great success (you can read all the articles here). This month, aligned with the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, I am pleased to tell you that our themeRead… Read more »

Is Twitter a Mainstream Media Company?

Last week, President Obama took part in the first “Twitter Townhall” event, hosted in the East Room of the White House. I was on the scene to take it all in. The event led to widespread general coverage (see articles from Forbes and Bloomberg, for example) and what could be considered a public relations boonRead… Read more »