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May 23, 2013
Report highlights importance of measuring time for agency tasks.
US plans paperless public library
May 22, 2013
Veterans could find a smoother transition into the workforce through a nationwide initiative to make loans more available.
May 21, 2013
Watch Video Listen to the AudioJEFFREY BROWN: Making cities work better through high-tech innovation,that's the ambitious goal of one San Francisco startup.
NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has our report.
SPENCER MICHELS: The scrambled eggs and homemade waffles disappeared quickly at this free breakfast for children and their moms in East Palo Alto, a largely minority community in the heart of California's wealthy Silicon Valley.
Many residents here, possibly tens of thousands, qualify for food assistance programs, but aren't accessing them. Some are simply unaware such programs exist ...
Taming The Desert When completed in 2025, Masdar City will pack 40,000 inhabitants into two square miles of carbon-neutral buildings.
Courtesy Foster Partners
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
At first glance, Masdar City appears a mirage. From a distance it looks like a single multicolored building, standing lonely on the horizon. Part of the illusion is due to the city's strange setting: next to Abu Dhabi airport, just across the highway from the Arabian Gulf, in a deeply inhospitable stretch of desert ...
In the era of austerity, and seemingly endless conversations about budget deficits, finding solutions that both cut costs and make sure payments make it to...
May 19, 2013
White House order means agencies will need to give more attention to data lifecycle management.
GAO-13-417, Strategic Sourcing: Leading Commercial Practices Can Help Federal Agencies Increase Savings When Acquiring Services, April 15, 2013
Officials from leading companies GAO spoke with reported saving 4-15 percent over prior year spending through strategically sourcing the full range of services they buy—a process that moves away from numerous individual purchases to an aggregate approach. The federal government and leading companies buy many of the same services, such as facilities management, engineering, and information technology. Companies' keen analysis of spending, coupled with central management and knowledge sharing about the services they buy, is key to their savings. Their analysis of spending patterns can ...
May 15, 2013
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has been pushing ever more public data into the spotlight in his state and now even more of it will be...
Code for America is planning a National Day of Civic Hacking next month to "promote transparency, participation and collaboration between governments and citizens." In advance of the event, they've explained how cities can benefit from civic hacking.
May 12, 2013
Every time Los Angeles exhales, odd-looking gadgets anchored in the mountains above the city trace the invisible puffs of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that waft skyward.
May 8, 2013
WAR — When school started here in the fall, 1 out of 7 classrooms was without a teacher; leaders couldnt recruit enough educators to this sparsely populated rural area at the southern tip of West Virginia. When officials turned on the mandatory sec...
May 6, 2013
For a city known for concrete and freeways, Houston has made great strides investing in parks and green spaces. With several new parks completed and in the works, and older ones being renovated, the transformation is garnering national attention.
May 4, 2013
The City Council and private foundations are paying for the extra instruction which is part of a $4.6 million effort to improve middle school reading.
Summary: With the right approach, social media can expedite the exchange of information between stakeholders, facilitate participatory planning, and build better places. Two case studies offer insight for using social media to connect with communities.
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