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Weekly Round-up June 03, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

  • Data, data everywhere! Fast Company reports on the EPA’s revamped fuel economy stickers. Across the pond, Making a Difference with Data reports that cycling enthusiast Gregory Williams has been using the open data from Kent County Council to create a cycling parking heat map.
  • Collecting Data Securely at Social Security. Alex Howard reports that the Social Security Administration published an announcement in the Federal Register requesting comments and feedback on a proposed information collection method. Alex correctly notes the security dimension of this issue, as well as the data management aspect.
  • Freeing Data Delivery in the Federal Government. The Washington Post has an article about the adoption of smartphones, tablet computers, and the proliferation data delivery devices in the federal government, “Federal government loosens its grip on the BlackBerry.
  • Congratulations to Alex Howard on his Wedding, this Sunday – Alex is a tireless chronicler of everything Gov 2.0, an engaging personality at conferences, an indispensible resource, a fantastic writer, and we at the Center wish him and his bride only the best! Tweet him your good wishes: @digiphile!

John Kamensky

  • Measures of National Progress. Here’s a great example of how other countries help their citizens keep track of how well their countries are doing, in areas they care about. It’s the OECD’s “Create Your Better Life Index.” Maybe the U.S.’s National Indicators Initiative will be able to do this when the State of the USA site goes beyond beta.
  • GSA Releases Social Media Guidelines. Federal News Radio interviewed Jacke Zeheir at the General Services Administration about its new social media guidelines, The Social Media Navigator.

Dan Chenok

The Business of Government Radio Show: Conversation with Authors Series with Professor Scott Overmyer: A Conversation on Implementing Telework: Lessons learned from Four Federal Agencies

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Scott Overmyer is Professor and Director of the MSIS Program at Baker College (Flint, MI), where he also supervises final student projects and teaches software architecture as a teleworker from his home in South Dakota.

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