Posts Tagged: govlaunch

GovLaunch: White House Announces “We the People”

The White House has announced a new way for citizens to petition the federal government to take action, through the “We the People” initiative. This is a really cool citizen engagement initiative coming out of the White House. Individuals will be able to either create or sign a petition and if they can get 5,00Read… Read more »

GovLaunch – Refresh

Pretty fascinating refresh of today. Some initial thoughts: -I’ve never seen the normal header not be the top most part of a gov’t website. Pretty innovative -What is even cooler is when you scroll down, the actual normal looking header becomes the header and stays there. pretty slick. -Love the interactive maps/data for topicsRead… Read more »

GovLaunch: CDC moves BioSense program to Cloud to Increase Collaboration

Government Executive reported today that the Center for Disease Control’s BioSense Program will be moving to the cloud. Officials believe that the move to the cloud will increase collaboration and save the agency money. The BioSense Program was created in 2002 to provide early detection of illness and outbreaks of disease that could be anRead… Read more »

GovLaunch: E-Neighborhood Watch Now Covers Half of the United States

Nextgov reports that a federally funded program called The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI), which trains law enforcement officials how to electrically share tips and threats through a standard, searchable format, is now in effect in half of the states. Part of the NSI history comes from recommendations in the 2004 9/11 commission report,Read… Read more »

GovLaunch: Government Gets Its First Fleet of Electric Cars

On Tuesday, the General Services Administration purchased the federal government’s first fleet of electric cars. The purchase coincides with the release of a new White House memo requiring all new federal vehicles to utilize alternative energy. The 116 new cars are a mix of Chevrolet Volts, Nissan Leafs and Think Cities and will be usedRead… Read more »

GovLaunch: From Carbon Paper To Digital Pens for the CA Superior Court

Last February, the Superior Court of California purchased new pens for its courtroom clerks, a move that is expected to save more than $50,000 a year. That’s because the new “digital” pens contain tiny cameras that track what’s being written and automatically transfer the information to specially designed digital “smart” forms. This eliminates the needRead… Read more »

CB2: GovLaunch – Social Media for Emergency Management

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Cheryl Bledsoe, GovLoop Member and founder of the latest GovLaunch Social Media for Emergency Management. I’m no Christopher Dorobek but fortunately Cheryl’s expertise carried a great conversation about using Twitter and Facebook for emergency communications, the crisis in Egypt, her recent chat with FEMA Director CraigRead… Read more »