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January 4, 2012

Maine and Massachusetts are moving forward on broadband. Minnesota’s broadband task for released its first report last week which shows that co-ops are helping the state expand rural broadband. Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, has selected Lightower to provide a diverse network solution as part of its MassBroadband 123 [...]

The idea of a federal infrastructure bank has been developing for years, and some say it may be the best way to ensure the country is able to build and repair its necessary infrastructure. But a review of state-level banks shows room for improvement.
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Cutting the number of websites is just the first step in reforming agencies' sprawling online presence.

January 1, 2012

Parklets are a new urban trend spreading to cities all over the world. It's an idea born in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Chronicle's John King takes a tour of each of the city's new mini-parks
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December 29, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI and DETROIT The City of Ann Arbor's documents state the purpose of tracking is not only to monitor and improve vehicle routing, some of the usual advantages of GPS tracking systems used by fleets, but also to keep the public informed about vehicle locations as well.

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Acquisition commissioner seeks to leverage relationships with departments throughout government.

When Sunshine Gardens Principal Ifeoma Obodozie recently asked for a parent volunteer to coordinate the South San Francisco elementary school's annual spaghetti feed, 10 people signed up. At her weekly "coffee with the...

December 27, 2011

Politico 2011 11 30 2011 11 30 Ahead of Nov. 6, states are making innovative changes to make it easier to cast ballots and get information about where, when, and how to vote. On tap for next year secretaries

A simple yellow dot could save your life, if a new program in Nassau County is successful.

December 22, 2011

A special report on IT innovations and other breakthroughs in the national security realm.

December 18, 2011

Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Even as U.S. troops leave Iraq this month and, in three years, will depart Afghanistan, the psychological wounds of war will last for some time. The NewsHour's health correspondent, Betty Ann Bowser, reports on a new Army program to help families and soldiers cope and the questions surrounding it. BETTY ANN BOWSER: Here at Fort Bragg, N.C., the Army has always trained its soldiers to hit the bulls eye. And it's always taught the importance of staying fit. Now the Army is trying to teach its soldiers new skills to fight a war in unchartered territory in the ...

December 15, 2011

Politico 2011 11 30 2011 11 30 Ahead of Nov. 6, states are making innovative changes to make it easier to cast ballots and get information about where, when, and how to vote. On tap for next year secretaries

Federal agencies will each have to create two shared IT services in 2012, in push to accomplish more with less.

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December 13, 2011

As 2010 law is implemented, auditors offer case studies of successful congressional oversight.

December 11, 2011

As information becomes more and more digital, public libraries are striving to redefine their roles. A small number are working to create "hackerspaces," where do-it-yourselfers share sophisticated tools as well as expertise.

Residents of Virginia will now have a new option to help with their end of life planning. The Commonwealth and Microsoft have partnered to create an Advance Health Care Directive Registry (AHCDR). Residents can create an advanced health care directive free of charge and have it available online no matter where they are. Documents in [...]

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