Posts Tagged: data

Library of Congress to Support Geospatial Data Preservation

The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution that serves as the “research arm” for Congress. The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. And, now theRead… Read more »

Does performance measurement only work on paper?

Data doesn’t make decisions; people do. Data can inform decisions. I say this in response to the person who told me this week that performance measurement, like accountability, “only works on paper”. Well, if your performance measurement strategy only works on paper, than it isn’t working at all. Here are a number of factors aboutRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0: Are You Ready? You’ve Made the Decision, What is the Impact?

By Luis Benavides, Business Development Manager In the past when I was invited to talk to customers about SharePoint on NetApp (SnapManager for SharePoint) I would always start the conversation off by talking about the world of ‘collaboration’ and endless possibilities, about how SharePoint is a starting point; integration with Project Server, BizTalk, StreamingRead… Read more »

Interview with Stephen Fletcher, CIO, State of Utah

(Written by Caron Calrson of The State of Utah recently reduced its server count from 1800 to 400, and its IT department from 1000 to 800 employees through a comprehensive consolidation initiative. Operations costs were cut by $4 million, and the employee reductions were achieved entirely through managed attrition. In an interview with FierceCIO,Read… Read more »

Judgement Day. How does your government want to be evaluated for “Sunshine 2.0” or your support of democracy online?

The national League of Women Voters has commissioned me via to draft a guide titled “Sunshine 2.0.”In short, local Leagues will use this guide to evaluate their local government online efforts based on their support of democracy. Government themselves, academics, and the media may also use the guide to see how they compare withRead… Read more »

Man is a Social Animal. Why not the Government then? [Government 2.0]

Numerous blogs out there sport #Gov20 or #OpenData buzzword these days igniting interesting conversations around what they believe Government 2.0 platform is probably gonna be like tomorrow. Some assume it to be a Facebook clone, some say it should be Twitter et al and some go even as far as challenging the norms of opennessRead… Read more »

Tobacco Control State Highlights 2010

Tobacco Control State Highlights 2010 A new report released by CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health confirms that smoking rates can be significantly reduced if high-impact strategies such as higher cigarette prices, stronger smoke-free laws, aggressive media campaigns, and increased funding for tobacco control programs are implemented across the country. Tobacco Control State Highlights 2010Read… Read more »

Tobacco Control State Highlights 2010

At 5:30 p.m. CDT, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius presented a new CDC report, Tobacco Control State Highlights 2010, at the Association of Health Care Journalists’ annual conference in Chicago. This important resource provides a state-by-state snapshot of tobacco use prevention and control efforts throughout the nation and highlights high-impact,Read… Read more »

Integrating your GIS data with AEC design software

Originally posted by Jim Helou at My prior posting discussed imagery (either satellite or LIDAR) as a standalone solution in the AEC world. Today we’re going to dig a bit deeper into the integration of imagery into some of today’s most powerful AEC software tools. Once you’ve gone through the time and expense ofRead… Read more »

What does Gov 2.0 mean afterall? Surely, not Shovelware!

Shovelware is a derogatory computer term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness. When little thought is given to the design of an application meant for specific use on the destination platform or medium, resulting in poor quality service, what we end upRead… Read more »