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September 22, 2013

At 5:49 p.m. on a January day, Pvt. Jordan DuBois posted on his Facebook page: "I'm goin to kill myself this is my last post ... miss u all..."

3 lessons from what powerful partnerships can create.

September 18, 2013

Julia Thayne reports on the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony and Conference, September 4-5 in London. In many places in South America, owning a car is equated with obtaining high socioeconomic status. During recent years, however, cities such as Bogota, ...

More than 10,000 veterans have enrolled in Houston in a nationwide program designed to understand the role genes play in health and eventually improve ways of preventing and treating illnesses.

September 15, 2013

Introducing the nation's first all-digital library

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

More school districts buying tablets to help boost learning.

September 13, 2013

Several federal entities, including the Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GAT Board), the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Recovery Board), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), have initiatives under way to improve the accuracy and availability of federal spending data. The GAT Board, through its working groups, developed approaches to standardize key data elements to improve data integrity; link financial management systems with award systems to reconcile spending data with obligations; and leverage existing data to help improve oversight. With no ...

Chicken nuggets and pizza are out, stir fry and brown rice are in. The students at Bayside/MLK Academy in Marin City are eating healthy this new school year thanks to a pilot program — "The Conscious Kitchen" — that uses local, organic and natural foods for campus meals.

A pilot program operated by New York's DOT will gather data from 500 city motorists' vehicles in order to find problematic city streets and help drivers reduce their gas use and increase their safety.

Middlesex County in New Jersey added a Mobile Command Center to the County Prosecutors emergency response fleet. The vehicle was purchased with $180,768.22 in state Homeland Security Grant funds.

San Francisco, California Mayor Edwin M. Lee, in collaboration with the White House and other strategic partners, have launched the city’s Entrepreneurship-in-Residence (EIR) program. The...

The programs are a response to growing poverty in the suburbs.

September 10, 2013

Siemens and C40 have announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards, recognizing the global cities demonstrating leadership and innovation in fighting climate change across ten separate categories.

The government’s use of metadata has been thrust into the spotlight with the NSA’s attempt to thwart terrorism by tracking habits and connections of suspects on watch lists.
But the value of metadata goes beyond the NSA. Metadata is an efficient and cost-effective way to look at unstructured email and documents across data centers, and is often used by financial services and manufacturing companies to control costs, compliance and security matters.
Through similar use of this information, local, state and federal organizations can comply ...

September 6, 2013

Justice-involved populations are more likely to suffer from chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. These conditions can jeopardize employment prospects and lead to reoffending and reincarceration. Information exchanges between the justice and health systems can help both criminal justice and community-based practitioners address these health conditions more effectively to improve outcomes. This report identifies 34 potential information exchanges and provides a blueprint for implementing effective justice-health information exchanges.

September 2, 2013

Special courts for veterans expanding across US

September 1, 2013

Another challenging fire season shows the value of Conservation Camps, the state's all-prisoner fire crews

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