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Could The US Government Go Dark? Digital Defense And The White House

Could The US Government Go Dark? Digital Defense And The White House

Government & Politics

Digital Defense of Government Agencies During a targeted cyber attack, government agencies go dark. Mission-critical data is inaccessible. Personal information of millions of U.S. citizens is exposed. Communications are cut... read more

Should Senate Bill 1 Be Passed?

Should Senate Bill 1 Be Passed?

Government & Politics

The Texas Senate Committee is currently hearing testimony from supporters and opposition of Senate Bill 1 (or SB 1). The bill puts in place restrictions on abortion including: • Abortions... read more

The British Government Goes Visual

The British Government Goes Visual

Government & Politics

Media outlets, brands and consumers have been using visualisations, in particular infographics, for some time now. One of my recent favourites is from MobileInsurance.co.uk who used this image to map... read more

As Tech and Public Policy Converge, Is the US Set for a Knowledge Revolution?

As Tech and Public Policy Converge, Is the US Set for a Knowledge Revolution?

Government & Politics

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has been in the news lately for an entirely new set of reasons aside from the new Facebook Home for Android. Zuckerberg recently released an op-ed piece for the... read more

The Government’s Listening to Citizens? Hey, That’s Not a Bad Thing…

The Government’s Listening to Citizens? Hey, That’s Not a Bad Thing…

Government & Politics

Government agencies are now listening to what constituents are saying. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to service and support. Via Executive Order 13571, government... read more


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Immigration Bill Includes Funding for STEM Education

Immigration Bill Includes Funding for STEM Education

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Both the Senate and House immigration bills include provisions that would boost funding for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, according to a June 12 article by The Hill.  The... read more

Recovery.Gov: Bringing U.S. Government Transparency To Life

Recovery.Gov: Bringing U.S. Government Transparency To Life

Government & Politics

In 2007, I was in absolute bliss. Recently graduated from high school and off to start my first year in college. I’ll remember it as the year I finally felt... read more

Change and Political Polls: Strange Bedfellows?

Change and Political Polls: Strange Bedfellows?

Government & Politics

Numbers don’t lie. As it turns out, though, they do sometimes tell some very misleading stories. Take the political polls leading up to the recent US election. Pundits on the... read more

Obamacare: 5 People Who Fought Back

Obamacare: 5 People Who Fought Back

Government & Politics

Americans’ concern with the Patient Protection and Affordable  Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is on the ascent. A February poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 42 percent... read more

What Good is a (911) Law with No Enforcement?

What Good is a (911) Law with No Enforcement?

Government & Politics

18 states in the US currently have legislation regarding multiline telephone systems or MLTS. For the most part, that legislation doesn’t really have much teeth, as there are no penalties... read more

Delaware Becomes 11th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

Delaware Becomes 11th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

Government & Politics

Governor Jack Markell signed the bill Tuesday night, overturning the state’s 1996 ban on gay marriage.... read more

Mark Sanford's Comeback: How Did He Do It?

Mark Sanford’s Comeback: How Did He Do It?

Government & Politics

Mark Sanford defeated Stephen Colbert’s sister in the S.C. congressional special election, 54 to 45 percent.... read more

Why Does The White House Oppose CISPA?

Why Does The White House Oppose CISPA?

Government & Politics

It appears federal legislation regarding consumer privacy and cybersecurity has stalled, again. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, passed the House of Representatives a few weeks ago,... read more

Media Strategists Target President Obama via ESPN Ads

Media Strategists Target President Obama via ESPN Ads

Government & Politics

President Obama hasn’t hidden his habit of watching ESPN. Now strategists are suggesting media buys to get issues in front of D.C. insiders.... read more

NG911: Too Little Data - 2ManyApps?

NG911: Too Little Data – 2ManyApps?

Government & Politics

NG911 promises to bring public safety into the 20th century from a communications perspective. In the legacy E911 network, we are limited to analog-based voice only communications, and the location... read more