Gov 2.0 News

July 4, 2011

Cash-strapped San Diego is considering a plan to sell beach ads, despite concerns that it will clutter a natural setting and spoil its charm. A City Council committee was to discuss on Wednesday the idea of selling sign...

June 29, 2011

Public water stations will be set up in outdoor spaces throughout the city.

June 28, 2011

Jake Barton, founder and principal of Local Projects and CEOs for Cities collaborator, presented Change by Us and lessons learned from Give a Minute at the Eyeo Festival, a conference of creative coders, designers, and artists working to transform digital culture.  Change by Us is an evolution of CEOs for Cities’ Give a Minute. In addition to crowdsourcing ideas on city sustainability, Change by Us, which is scheduled to launch in New York on July 7th, will cluster responses to generate community-based action groups. Eyeo Festival attendees enthusiastically embraced Change by Us ...

Program will gauge doctors' availability and whether they prefer patients with private insurance.

TweetNevada and New Jersey are moving forward on transparency. Nevada Governor Bill Sandoval signed a package of laws on Friday designed to increase transparency around hospital quality statewide. The new laws are designed to make more information available to the public about the quality of patient care, incident of infection and patient readmissions. New Jersey [...]

State departments of transportation look for ways to save money amid higher fuel costs and declining tax revenue.

June 26, 2011

Food banks in the U.S. are seeing increased demand for limited resources. One in Tennessee is thinking up new ways to combat the shortage.

GSA and 24 others launch Making Mobile Gov initiative to address challenges and best practices in making mobile computing work in the government. GSA's Gwynne Kostin said agencies need a strategy so as not to fall into the same holes as many did during the birth of the Web.

As the 27-agency National Ocean Council begins the formidable task of mapping out the myriad resources of the nation's oceans...

June 22, 2011

TweetIllinois is joining a growing group of states that hope to utilize civic hacking and provide more transparency with a new website launched yesterday. Data. Illinois. Gov, is a searchable clearinghouse of information from state agencies that will help inform residents about the operation of state government and encourage the use of state information, including the development [...]

Hit-and-run accidents in Chicago are double the national average. That's just one factor as the city develops its first ever comprehensive pedestrian plan.
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A five-year experiment in test-optional admissions at Salisbury University in Maryland yielded strong enough results that the school has been granted permission to make the option permanent.
Salisbury, a public campus on the Eastern Shore, introduced a test-optional admissions program for the 2007 entering class. Students with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher no longer had to submit standardized test scores.
Several hundred colleges nationwide have introduced test-optional admissions, part of a gradual shift in admissions criteria to favor grades over test scores.
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Pilot court program helps Marin's struggling homeless get back on their feet

The EMR system installed by CliniComp in all 59 U.S. military hospitals worldwide is not yet connected to the military clinical information system.

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The Interior Department's new logo - whatever it ends up looking like - will be a product of crowdsourcing enabled by new technology unheard of when the agency's current seal was developed nearly 100 years ago. ...

June 21, 2011

June 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) — Los Angeles schools will be serving up healthier food in their cafeterias come this fall, officials say.

June 15, 2011

The White House plan to trim the estimated 2,000 government websites is aligned with another to increase the number of Internet and mobile application-based customer self-service options.

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June 14, 2011

OPM developed the wiki in January 2011 as a way for federal employees to share training and development best practices to create an "ever-revolving resource," according to the wiki.

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