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 […]
“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 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.
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 […]
“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.
“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.
“Yes, That Text Message Is a Public Record” by Michael Grass in Government Executive.
“Can Transparency Be Legislated?” by Paul Eder in Government Executive.
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 […]
“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 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.
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 […]
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 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.
Bing Elections and Voter Guide – U.S. Senate Predictions
Google Politics and Elections | United States Midterm Elections
“Is E-Gov Really Delivering?” by Tod Newcombe in Government Technology.
“Recreation.gov a Test Case for Government Tech” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.
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 […]
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 […]
“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.
“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.
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.
“Parties focus on special election for Senate seat” by Catherine Lucey in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
“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.
April 23, 2013 •
Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News
Keep up with the latest government relations news with these articles:
“K Street’s bounce proves elusive” by Kevin Bogardus and Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.
“Chamber of Commerce Still Keeping Lobbyists Busy” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.
“Religious Groups Throw Lobbying Cash at Immigration Reform” by Elizabeth Flock in U.S. News & World Report.
Montreal, Quebec: “City asked to investigate undeclared lobbying” by Monique Beaudin in the Montreal Gazette.
Pennsylvania: “Mensch: Improve Campaign Finance, Lobbyist Reporting” in the Lehigh Valley Patch.
New York: “Reform does work, New York” editorial piece by Denise Merrill, the Connecticut secretary of the state and Miles Rapoport, president of Demos and former Connecticut secretary of the state in the Albany Times Union.
District of Columbia: “D.C. wraps audit of Gray campaign, doesn’t release findings” by Alan Blinder in the Washington Examiner.
New York: “NY governor replaces head of troubled ethics board with lawyer who represented Bernard Madoff” by The Associated Press in the Washington Post.
Ohio: “Franklin County, Ohio, Builds Transparent Procurement System From Scratch” by Colin Wood in Government Technology.
Government Tech and Social Media
“Federal Web Visitors are Coming Via Mobile” by Joseph Marks in Nextgov.
March 18, 2013 •
Government Tech and Social Media Update
We’re keeping up with the latest developments in government technology and social media.
“Government to regulate Twitter ads” in the Washington Business Journal.
“How to Use Social Media in Government: A Response to Cory Booker” by Joseph Marks in Nextgov.
“Almost 70 Localities Join New York State Open Data Platform” by Miranda Neubauer in TechPresident.
“Like a Dagger to Bloggers’ Hearts, Google Just Killed Google Reader” by Mark Lennihan in Nextgov.
“New GovLoop Report: Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics” by Pat Fiorenza on GovLoop.
“The Tech Arms Race Is On: Democratic National Committee Is Also Hiring” by Sarah Lai Stirland in TechPresident.
“Hadley Dynak: Why I Code for America” by Hadley Dynak on Code for America Blog.
January 10, 2013 •
Thursday News Roundup
Here are some great articles in today’s government relations news summary:
Delaware: “Kowalko introduces ‘revolving-door’ lobbying bill” by Doug Denison in the News Journal.
Florida: “Orange Mayor Jacobs proposes major texting, lobbying reforms” in the Orlando Sentinel.
Georgia: “Ga. Senate moves toward lobbying gift cap” by Ray Henry (Associated Press) in WSAV.com.
North Dakota: “Lobbyists gear up for 2013 ND legislative session” by The Associated Press in InForum.
Oregon: “Oregon Democratic legislators receive make-up donations” by Jeff Mapes in The Oregonian.
“K Street Files: TCH Group, Polaris Add Lobbyists” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.
“Campaign Finance Reform In Congress Moves Forward With Little Hope For Passage” in the Huffington Post.
“Watchdog group criticizes Rep. Tim Ryan’s ‘campaign meals’ in congressional dining room” by Sabrina Eaton in the Plain Dealer.
Idaho: “Idaho lawmakers get ethics training, a first” by The Associated Press in the Idaho Press-Tribune.
South Carolina: “SC lawmakers push more money for Ethics Commission” by Adam Beam in The State.
Kentuckey: “Kentucky House elects first woman to leadership post” by Jack Brammer and Beth Musgrave in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Michigan: “Governor calls May special election to fill Flint-area state Senate seat vacated by John Gleason” by Kristin Longley in MLive.
Michigan: “5 things to watch today as the Michigan Legislature starts its 2013-14 session” by Tim Martin in MLive.
“Alaska redistricting board wants high court to reconsider” by The Associated Press in the Daily News-Miner.
“House Republicans Release More Data Catnip for Developers” by Nick Judd in TechPresident.
“Technology’s Real Value for Government” by Jerry Mechling in Public CIO.
January 8, 2013 •
Tuesday Government Relations News
Don’t miss the articles you need to keep up with the latest news about ethics, lobbying, campaign finance, and more:
“Citing Flawed Process, Lawyers Call for Changes in Ethics Office Inquiries” by Amanda Becker in Roll Call.
“CREW Files DOJ, FEC Complaints Against Payday Lender for Illegal Conduit Contribution to Super PAC” in ENews Park Forest.
Colorado: “Ethics commission moves forward with Gessler investigation” by John Tomasic in the Colorado Independent.
Maryland: “Common Cause hires new state director” by Michael Dresser in the Baltimore Sun.
South Carolina: “Ethics commission discusses reform recommendations” by The Associated Press in GoUpstate.com.
Wisconsin: “Funding cut threatens popular Wisconsin campaign finance database” by Steven Elbow in The Capital Times.
Ohio: “Former Rep. Steve LaTourette and wife to start law firm’s lobbying practice” by Sabrina Eaton in the Plain Dealer.
“Outside, secret money likely to flow in 2013” by Tarini Parti in Politico.
Minnesota: “Campaign Finance Board looks to strengthen public disclosure law” by Tom Scheck in MPR News.
New York: “Campaign finance reform crusader Cuomo fund raises at Waldorf Astoria” by Carl Campanile in the New York Post.
New York: “Mayoral candidate files lawsuit challenging limits on campaign contributions” by The Associated Press in The Republic.
New York: “NY proposal: Use casino money to fund NY campaigns” by Michael Gormley in the Huffington Post.
New York: “NY campaign funding drops, but Senate GOP gets most money” by Joseph Spector in the Press & Sun-Bulletin.
“SC House minority leader steps down” by Adam Beam in The State.
Social Media and Government Tech
“The Library of Congress is Archiving 170 Billion Tweets — on Tape” by Julia Wetherell in TechPresident.
August 21, 2012 •
Gov 2.0 News
Keeping up with the intersection of social media, government, and the political campaigns:
“New Online Game Puts Players in the Lawmaker’s Chair” by Sarah Lai Stirland in TechPresident.
“Study Examines Influence of Social Media on Interaction Between People and their Governments” by Lisa Goldman in TechPresident.
“Federal Mobile App Provides Real-Time Economic Stats” by Brian Heaton in Government Technology.
“Republicans plan a tech-heavy convention” by Steve Friess in Politico.
“Tweets Surrounding Paul Ryan Pick May Have Violated Electioneering Rules” by Emma Dumain in Roll Call.
“Social Media and Politics: An Interview with George Scoville” by Bianca Sciotti in the Independent Voter Network.
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