Gov 2.0 News
October 16, 2012
October 14, 2012
On Jan. 1, California will become the first state in the nation to charge industries across the economy for the greenhouse gases they emit.
October 12, 2012
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the launch of BlightStatus, a new technology tool that will let city residents and officials track blight. The tool was created with the help of the city’s Code for America fellows which are working in the city this year. Reducing blight in New Orleans is one of the Mayor’s [...]
"Big Data" is used to track malaria infections in Kenya, showing how humans carry the disease between locales.
A free app, launched by the National Military Family Association, is meant to tame a well-intentioned tangle of cyber care and advice.
October 11, 2012
Kelly Smith looks at a host of technologies - from thermoplastics to video sensing systems - that local leaders in Minnesota are hoping can make crosswalks safer for pedestrians amid rising incidences of fatalities.read more
October 8, 2012
Writer David Lepeska offers a great summary of innovative civic technologies and mobile apps being used across the country, and speculates about which city will be the first to use Twitter as a very public suggestion box.
An experiment in Germany engages kids to build micro-cities as playgrounds. The idea is coming to downtown Philadelphia.
Road crews have already converted some downtown streets from three lanes to two in order to accommodate new bike lanes.
October 3, 2012
The Seattle Police Department has begun 51 hyper-local Twitter accounts to provide crime reports.
Part 3: National experts say the most effective programs include swift interaction for violations and more focus on high-risk offenders.
A Georgia county looks to the world's second-largest economy to fix its education system
October 1, 2012
Congress.gov is a new website for legislative information, such as bills introduced in Congress. Find current legislative activities, learn how a bill becomes a law, and more.
September 30, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs new digitized records system is bringing fundamental improvements to the agencys efforts to slash its massive backlog of pending disability compensation claims, The New York Times reported.
September 27, 2012
Vanessa Kerry, a daughter of Sen. John Kerry, has created a nonprofit to partner with the Peace Corps in sending doctors and nurses abroad. In return, the organization pays off a portion of the volunteers' school loans. The goal is to reduce the severe shortage of medical workers in developing countries.
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