Gov 2.0 News

August 1, 2011

The ubiquity of smart phones, the ascendancy of iTunes and the expanding universe of mobile applications are changing the way we work and play. Government is no exception. An app developed by NASA for example, delivers streaming ...

July 26, 2011

The agency is the first to move all employees to Web-based email under the administration's push for greater IT efficiency.

In the emerging field of spatial humanities, scholars are using mapmaking software to recreate vanished landscapes and envision history as it really happened.

When terrifying battlefield memories come rushing back, causing night sweats, flashbacks or a panic attack, some troops and vets now find comfort by reaching for their smartphones.

The department will not require the use of federal wireless encryption standards.

July 25, 2011

Not that it's a real surprise that trees clean the air, but a new study shows that greenery in cities can have a significant effect on air quality.
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Officials with Denver Bike Sharing are hoping to get a boost this year from several grants to offer the Denver B-cycle program year-round, as well as to continue to expand the number of sites.

But traffic citations, including those issued by Houston's red-light cameras, may not be contested on city website.

Initiative teaches law enforcement officers across different jurisdictions to share tips on potential threats in a standard, searchable format.

Three CEOs for Cities partner cities, Cleveland, Detroit, and Memphis, will be placing a renewed emphasis on economic development in the coming months. Each one of only six pilot cities, they will be participating in The White House's Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative, an interagency program that aims to strengthen communities, neighborhoods, towns, and cities by strengthening the capacity of local governments to develop and execute economic visions and strategies. Through public-private partnerships and federal assistance, the cities will build comprehensive community plans that ...

July 22, 2011

TweetOpen data is moving forward in Canada. The provincial government in British Columbia launched its own open data portal on Tuesday. The site, data.gov.bc.ca has been in the works for a long time and will provide nearly 2,500 data sets covering a broad range of information from salaries to student performance. The B.C. government has [...]

July 21, 2011

A new approach for improving American science education includes focusing on core ideas and problem-solving.

July 19, 2011

The most extensive study of drug courts-a five-year examination of 23 courts and six comparison jurisdictions in eight statesfound that these court programs can significantly decrease drug use and criminal behavior, with positive outcomes ramping upward as participants sensed their judge treated them more fairly, showed greater respect and interest in them, and gave them more chances to talk during courtroom proceedings.

New Yorkers have heard this before: officials said the system would not only locate tie-ups, but also alter traffic signals to ease them.

As the desire for wireless internet increases, some public parks are finding that Wi-Fi networks are becoming a new and important amenity.
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