Posts Tagged: Foundation

Navy, NSF Taps Utah State Professor to Research Spider Silk

Prof. Randy Lewis, a molecular biologist at Utah State University, has received nearly $1.15 million in grants from the Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation to develop spider silk production methods. Lewis aims to make technology in which silk-making genes of arachnids are transferred to other animals to help boost production, USU said… Read more »

IJIS Institute Delivers Proceeds of Badge & Tech Benefit to IACP Foundation

$6000 Check to Help Family of a Law Enforcement Officer Impacted by Sandy Ashburn, Va., April 2, 2013. The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, delivered the $6,000 proceeds of the 3rd Annual Badge & Tech Benefit to the International Association of Chiefs… Read more »

UPDATE: Knight Foundation Open Government News Challenge grant opportunities is live

Gov Loop member Sandy Heierbacher blogged on February 2nd about the Knight Foundation’s Open Government News Challenge that runs from February 12 – March 18. The foundation wants to fund innovative ideas and initiatives focused on open government. Knight’s definition of “Open government” is broad, and ranges from small projects within existing structures to ambitious… Read more »

Site Visit with Penn Medicine to Learn About Employer Driven Training

By Joseph Semsar, Associate Consultant Five months ago, Associate Consultant Sam Williford and I began working on a study, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to identify truly effective employer-driven job training programs. Yesterday, June 18th — after consulting over 450 reports, articles, and case studies, interviewing over 20 workforce development experts, and, lastly,… Read more »

One Important Policy Missing in Open Data

Open data is a huge step towards open government, but it isn’t so easy. There are problems with the decision making process in what becomes public information. John Wonderlich, Policy Director for the Sunlight Foundation spoke with Chris Dorobek of the DorobekINSIDER about the missing link in the open data decision making process. Decisions about… Read more »

Forty Years Later Johnson’s Policies Leave a Lasting Impact

By Samuel Williford, Associate Consultant Robert Caro’s latest work, “The Passage of Power”, came out recently, and documents the period of Lyndon B. Johnson’s career from 1960 to 1965. Having a chance to reflect on that period in American history has helped me to realize how influential it is today, and how many of the… Read more »

Air Force One: The Final Mission – SAM27000’s final journey

dpInk: DonnaInk Publications is happy to announce release of Air Force One: The Final Mission, by Co-Authors Joel Haskel Cohen and Michael Steven Cohen. Those of you who have been worked or played on Andrews Air Force Base over the years – have probably become as familiar with SAM27000 as we have. Seeing the Presidential… Read more »

Open states: Transparency for state governments using open data

Where do you start to standardize legislative information for all 50 United States? Blazing an open data trail for one state government isn’t easy, so shifting 50 must be nearly impossible. Or is it? The Open State Project is making progress towards the impossible—and closing in on the goal. When I first heard about this… Read more »

The challenge for government: Why it’s important to know how people learn about their community

Information is power. Actually, there is no power in information but in who creates it and controls it. That’s the power of information –how it’s used. Did you know that local TV news is still the most popular source for local information in America? However, adults rely on it primarily for just three subjects: weather,… Read more »

500,000 Downloads Since June: The National Science Foundation’s Science360 for iPad App

I just met Paul David Flagg from the National Science Foundation where we are both presenting at the NOAA Communications Cafe for their executive team in Annapolis. I noticed he had some amazing pictures on his iPad and asked what they were. He said I was looking the National Science Foundation’s Science360 iPad App –… Read more »