July 6, 2016 •

Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission Launches Mobile App

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has launched a new payment application for the 2016 lobbyist employer registration fee. The application is available on any mobile device; however, updated registration statements must be submitted directly to the Ethics Commission. Payments may […]

cell-phone-mdThe Executive Branch Ethics Commission has launched a new payment application for the 2016 lobbyist employer registration fee.

The application is available on any mobile device; however, updated registration statements must be submitted directly to the Ethics Commission.

Payments may be made through the application from July 1 to July 31.

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January 26, 2015 •

Government Tech and Social Media Report

“Google Reveals its Innovation Lab for Government” by Jason Shueh in Government Technology. “The Federal Government May be Unpopular, but Science and Tech Agencies Remain a Hit” by Hallie Golden in Nextgov. “For Feds, Choosing Cloud Services is a Lot […]

government techGoogle Reveals its Innovation Lab for Government” by Jason Shueh in Government Technology.

The Federal Government May be Unpopular, but Science and Tech Agencies Remain a Hit” by Hallie Golden in Nextgov.

For Feds, Choosing Cloud Services is a Lot Like Dating” by Frank Konkel in Nextgov.

Maine: “Social media trending in municipal government” by Kelley Bouchard in the Portland Press Herald.

South Carolina: “Social media to be banned for state employees while working” by Cassie Cope in The State.

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January 6, 2015 •

Government Tech and Social Media Report

Government Tech “Morning Tech” by Tony Romm, Erin Mershon, Brooks Boliek and Alex Byers on Politico. “The Mobile Wave Still Looks Like a Trickle in Government” by Jack Moore in Nextgov. “From Federal Hill, federal contractor patrols social networks for […]

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Morning Tech” by Tony Romm, Erin Mershon, Brooks Boliek and Alex Byers on Politico.

The Mobile Wave Still Looks Like a Trickle in Government” by Jack Moore in Nextgov.

From Federal Hill, federal contractor patrols social networks for spies” by Ian Duncan in The Baltimore Sun.

Why Commercial Clouds are More Secure than Federal Data Centers” by Roger Baker in Nextgov.

Data-Driven Innovation: Why States Should Build Multipurpose Analytics Platforms” by Daniel Castro in Government Technology.

Social Media

Inside the Twitter world of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker” by Everett Merrill in the Daily Record.

Nevada: “Money talks: What Las Vegas-area cities spend on communication” by Bethany Barnes, Ben Botkin, James Dehaven and Eric Hartley in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Open Government

Yes, That Text Message Is a Public Record” by Michael Grass in Government Executive.

Can Transparency Be Legislated?” by Paul Eder in Government Executive.

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December 17, 2014 •

Hacking Attempt Against NYC Campaign Finance Board’s Email System

The New York City Campaign Finance Board experienced a phishing attack of its email system this morning. The board instructs any users who have received an email from any staff member referencing an “Invoice Paid” in the subject line to […]

email alertThe New York City Campaign Finance Board experienced a phishing attack of its email system this morning.

The board instructs any users who have received an email from any staff member referencing an “Invoice Paid” in the subject line to delete the message immediately. Call (212) 409-1800 with questions.

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December 17, 2014 •

Government Tech and Social Media Report

“Citizen Engagement: Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus” by Emily Jarvis in GovLoop. “3 Bold Predictions for 2015” by Patrick Fiorenza in GovLoop. “White House Launches Open Data Disaster Portal” in Government Technology. “Eastern Foundry, A New Government Tech […]

government techCitizen Engagement: Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus” by Emily Jarvis in GovLoop.

3 Bold Predictions for 2015” by Patrick Fiorenza in GovLoop.

White House Launches Open Data Disaster Portal” in Government Technology.

Eastern Foundry, A New Government Tech Incubator Opens” by Eric Hal Schwartz in InTheCapitol.

Arizona: “How an Arizona Town Uses Its Website and Facebook to Promote Local Businesses” by Michael Grass in Government Executive.

Massachusetts: “Boston hackathon app helps upgrade city permitting system” by David Stegon in StateScoop.

Tennessee City Bans Negative Social Media Comments” by Michael Grass in Government Executive.

Texas: “Texas Wants to Be a Cloud Model for Other States” by Eric Pfeiffer in Government Executive.

Washington: “Washington state audit reveals cyber weakness” by David Stegon in in StateScoop.

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November 4, 2014 •

Digital Government & Politics – Election Day Edition

A news summary where government and politics meet tech and social media: 2014 Midterm Elections “Google, Facebook aim to get out the vote” by Julian Hattem in The Hill. “Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014” by Aaron Smith in […]

government techA news summary where government and politics meet tech and social media:

2014 Midterm Elections

Google, Facebook aim to get out the vote” by Julian Hattem in The Hill.

Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014” by Aaron Smith in Pew Internet Research Project.

Help Us #FactcheckFacebook’s Election Efforts Today” by Micah L. Sifry in TechPresident.

10 Races Federal Employees Should Watch on Election Day” by Eric Katz on Government Executive.

YouTube Elections

Bing Elections and Voter Guide – U.S. Senate Predictions

Google Politics and Elections | United States Midterm Elections

E-Government

Is E-Gov Really Delivering?” by Tod Newcombe in Government Technology.

Recreation.gov a Test Case for Government Tech” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.

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April 30, 2014 •

Wednesday Government Relations News

Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “MasterCard lobbying on digital currency bitcoin” by Julian Hattem in The Hill. Campaign Finance Live coverage: “Dollars and Sense: How Undisclosed Money and Post-McCutcheon Campaign Finance Will Affect 2014 and Beyond” on the Senate […]

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Lobbying

Lobbying World” in The Hill.

MasterCard lobbying on digital currency bitcoin” by Julian Hattem in The Hill.

Campaign Finance

Live coverage: “Dollars and Sense: How Undisclosed Money and Post-McCutcheon Campaign Finance Will Affect 2014 and Beyond” on the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration web page.

Senate to vote on campaign finance” by Burgess Everett in Politico.

Can Congress Fix the McCutcheon Ruling?” by Eliza Newlin Carney in Roll Call.

Dark Money Spending Three Times More Than at Same Time in 2012 Cycle, CRP Testifies” on the OpenSecrets blog.

OSC Hits Feds on Both Sides of the Aisle With Hatch Act Violations” by Charles S. Clark in Government Executive.

Maine: “Group in favor of unlimited campaign donations warns Maine” by Steve Mistler in the Portland Press Herald.

North Carolina: “90 percent of all ads run in NC-Senate race have been funded by outside groups. 90 percent!” by Matea Gold in The Washington Post.

Government Tech and Social Media

Survey Suggests Young People Unengaged With Politics and Voting, Engaged with Social Media” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.

 

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February 20, 2014 •

Thursday News Roundup

Lobbying “Americans for Prosperity registers to lobby” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Institutions target lobbying disclosure, raising Trayvon Martin case” by Barry B. Burr in Pensions & Investments. Campaign Finance “Firewalls Crumble at Federal Election Commission” by Kent […]

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Lobbying

Americans for Prosperity registers to lobby” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Institutions target lobbying disclosure, raising Trayvon Martin case” by Barry B. Burr in Pensions & Investments.

Campaign Finance

Firewalls Crumble at Federal Election Commission” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call’s Political MoneyLine.

Minnesota: “Trevor Potter of ‘Colbert Report’ explains campaign finance laws at U of M event” by Eric Black in MinnPost.

Oregon: “State refuses comment on ORESTAR security breach” by Hannah Hoffman in the Statesman Journal.

Oregon: “Tigard ballot measure: With ORESTAR still offline, concerns raised about campaign finance” by Luke Hammill in The Oregonian.

Wisconsin: “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker under fire in campaign finance probe” by The Associated Press on CBS News.

Ethics

Arkansas: “Backers of ballot proposal to tighten Ark. campaign finance, lobbying rules told to try again” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

Hawaii: “Hawaii Ethics Commission Examines How Lawmakers Spend Their Allowances” by Nathan Eagle in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Vermont: “Stowe representative pushes ethics bill” by Anne Galloway in the Waterbury Record.

Open Government

Mississippi: “3 ‘transparency’ bills head to Senate for consideration” by Tyler Cleveland in the Madison County Journal.

Government Tech and Social Media

U.S. ranks sixth in use of digital government” by Frank Konkel in FCW.

 

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November 18, 2013 •

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying “Earmark Ban Hits Lobbyists’ Influence on Spending Bills” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call. “Capital gains: Spending on contracts and lobbying propels a wave of new wealth in D .C.” by Greg Jaffe and Jim Tankersley in The Washington […]

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Earmark Ban Hits Lobbyists’ Influence on Spending Bills” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

Capital gains: Spending on contracts and lobbying propels a wave of new wealth in D .C.” by Greg Jaffe and Jim Tankersley in The Washington Post.

D.C. awash in contracts, lobbying wealth” by Greg Jaffe and Jim Tankersley in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Canada: “Don Cayo: A lobbyist’s job combines analysis and action” by Don Cayo in the Vancouver Sun.

Colorado: “Boulder to hire full-time state lobbyist” by Erica Meltzer in the Daily Camera.

Missouri: “Area lawmakers – except for one – take few lobbyists’ gifts” by Jonathan Shorman in the News-Leader.

Campaign Finance

The Influencers 50: Enforcers” in Campaigns & Elections.

‘Citizens United’ Ruling Helped Unions Win State Elections” by Alan Suderman in The Center for Public Integrity.

Massachusetts: “House calls for penalties on local campaign-finance violations” by Bob Katzen in the Lowell Sun.

Michigan: “Mich. Republicans split over disclosing ad funders” by The Associated Press in the Grand Haven Tribune.

Minnesota: “An accuracy challenge in election spending” by the Editorial Board of the Star Tribune.

Ethics

Hawaii: “What’s Going on Between Ethics Commission and Caldwell Administration?” by Nick Grube in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

South Carolina: “Government watchdog group insists Haley repays taxpayers for NC trip” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press) in GoUpstate.

West Virginia: “W.Va. commission to hold ethics training session in Moorefield” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

Elections

Parties focus on special election for Senate seat” by Catherine Lucey in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.

Procurement

5 New Approaches to Government Procurement” by Colin Wood in Government Technology.

Tech and Social Media

How to Make Your Government Agency Cool Via Social Media” by Rachelle Chong in TechWire.

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