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September 19, 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.

What GAO FoundSince 2001, Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and executive branch agencies have taken action to address the government's human capital challenges. For example, in 2002, Congress passed legislation creating the CHCO Council, composed of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) of 24 executive agencies and chaired by the Director of OPM. In 2004, through the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act, Congress provided agencies greater hiring flexibilities. OPM issued guidance on hiring reforms, developed the Hiring Toolkit, and launched an 80-day model to speed the hiring ...

Rule takes effect in 2015.NEW YORK — Aspiring lawyers in New York State must perform 50 hours of free legal work to gain entry to the state bar under a first-of-its-kind requirement handed down on Wednesday aimed at expanding access to the legal system for the poor.

By connecting female college students with accomplished women working in science and technology fields, a new program hopes to increase the number going into these fields.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia Universitys School of Journalism is formally launching a community-outreach initiative called Mobile Main Street. School officials will discuss the initiative in detail Monday in Morgantown. Associate Professor Dana Coes...

September 18, 2012

September 14, 2012

Ever wish it didn't take 4 calls, 2 letters, and 1 community meeting to get a pothole fixed in your city? A new software developed by IBM would allow cities to mine social media to get a picture of public sentiment, long before you dial 3-1-1.read more

From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.

September 12, 2012

Jonah Czerwinski, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, on how VA instituted an innovation culture.

In a city known as a national hotbed for prostitution, a special Dallas police unit is trying new approaches to identify and save underage girls being lured into the street life as prostitutes.

September 9, 2012

September 6, 2012

Data-driven tools, real-time feedback hold great promise for helping teachers and students, but obstacles stand in the way, Brookings report says.

September 4, 2012

Portland's progressive urbanism - from its smart growth restrictions, to its revived historic Pearl District and bicycle infrastructure - are the envy of cities across America. Could the city's new sustainable public toilet be its next export?read more

Bikers are everywhere in Copenhagen. And now the city is building new, high-speed routes into the city that will make it easier to commute, even from the distant suburbs.

August 31, 2012

The SSA adopted an internal training model to build more effective program managers.

August 30, 2012

State CIO association urges states to make better use of big data, warns of challenges in implementing programs.

The Mayor of Somerville, Massachusets, Joseph A. Curtatone launched New England’s first Socrata-powered open data cloud. Socrata already powers open data portals in some of the nation’s largest cities including San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. The Somerville portal follows roughly the same format as other open data portals but has been plagued with [...]

August 27, 2012

A new report details the growing adoption of Complete Streets policies in locales across the United States, despite the removal of a Complete Streets provision from the recent federal transportation bill.read more

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