Posts Tagged: usa

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Awards IJIS Institute Virtual USA® Contract

Work will support incident management information sharing and open standards for VirtualUSA® Ashburn, VA (January 23, 2014). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, First Responders Group… Read more »

“They” are the problem, “it’s them,” am I right?

“We the People …” is perhaps the most powerful opening clause ever uttered on this planet. Yet how many of “We,” really take to heart what those three words mean on a personal level? When it comes to the state of civic participation in the United States today, to paraphrase Jimmy Buffett perhaps, “We are… Read more »

Government and Social Media: How Agencies Communicate with Hispanics via Facebook

Blog series originally posted at DK Web Consulting. In today’s blog on Government communication with Hispanics via Facebook, we will look at three main things; (1) which Facebook tabs are popular, (2) how many tabs do US Government agencies use, and (3) do these Spanish-language pages use third-party applications to post. For those of you… Read more »

How Social are Spanish-language Government Facebook Pages?

Blog series originally posted at DK Web Consulting. Introduction With traditional marketing taking a backseat to digital for many companies, the way government communicates with the public is shifting too. Government agencies are taking cues from the private sector and turning to social media to reach the public. In this report, we review in detail… Read more »

Government Agency Mobile Applications Leave Room for Improvement

The White Horse Digital Futures Group’s exclusive report provides feedback for 30 citizen-focused government mobile applications, plus mobile development guidelines helpful for public or private organizations. “The number of smartphone users in the U.S. is approaching the 100 million user mark. Government bears a responsibility to ensure… (they) use available resources effectively and produce better… Read more »

Start a Government Small Business Internet Marketing Support Initiative.

If the demand is there, small business will gladly find a way to deal with increased taxes and regulations, and demand is the only way to increase our hiring. That said, I have a very inexpensive way Government can help Small Business demand nationwide for pennies on the dollar. Start a Government Small Business Internet… Read more »

Women’s World Cup 2011 – THE HOMER EDITION – from the Hokie Guru, your Bureaucrat on Sports

I know people are tired of that debt ceiling fight and all… let’s try to think of something good that’s not inside the beltway… Here’s what it would sound like if Gus Johnson and Bill “Onions” Raftery called the USA’s tie goal in its quarterfinal match up with Brazil: And here’s the real call from… Read more »

National Broadband Map shows broadband availability across the USA.

The National Broadband Map (NBM) is a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the… Read more »

Project of the Week: OAS Summits of the Americas Virtual Community

http://www.summit-americas.org/svc The Organization of American States (OAS, or, as it is known in the three other official languages, OEA) is an international organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C.. Its members are the thirty-five independent states of the Americas, although Honduras was suspended as a result of the June 28, 2009 coup d’état that expelled President Manuel… Read more »

2010 World Cup – USA vs. Ghana (The Big Stage) from the Hokie Guru, Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Get ready for the most important USA soccer match in decades, Govloopers!! Here are five things to watch for in the USA – Ghana matchup today. Clint Dempsey must be at his best today (and Landon Donovan will be the difference-maker)… I expect a very physical game this afternoon (game time is 2 PM EST)…… Read more »