January 22, 2013 •
Keep up with the latest government relations news with these articles:
“Washington Parties, K Street Pays” by Chris Frates in National Journal.
“Ben Nelson among ex-lawmakers to K Street” by Tarini Parti in Politico.
“Lobbyists of all stripes swarm President Obama’s gun-control proposals” by Kevin Bogardus in The Hill.
Virginia: “Uranium backers gave gifts, donations to lawmakers” by Bob Lewis in the Winston-Salem Journal.
Wisconsin: “Former Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald lobbying” by The Associated Press in the News Times.
New Jersey: “Corporations face new rules on disclosing political donations” by Juliet Fletcher in the Bergen Record.
New York: “Lawmakers scrambling to raise funds ahead of Cuomo’s promised campaign reform” by Carl Campanile in the New York Post.
New Mexico: “Democrat wants bill to ban use of state resources for political reasons” by Steve Terrell in the New Mexican.
Government Tech and Social Media
“Obama’s Inauguration Live-Tweeted by the White House” in Government Technology.
“Facebook Graph Search Announcement Inspires IT Leaders” by Colin Wood in Government Technology.
“Obama calls for new ideas and technology to ‘remake’ government” by Eric Katz and Kedar Pavgi in Government Executive.
June 29, 2012 •
We are always following news about the interplay between government, political campaigns, social media, and technology:
“David All Shares Ideas on Emerging Trends for Campaigns and Elections” by Matt Williams and Matt Pittman in Government Technology.
“Apps Challenge Aims to Improve Detroit Through Technology” by Brian Peteritas in Governing.
“How 3 Startups Are Improving Urban Life Through Tech” by Jennifer Diamond in Mashable.
“States, Cities Use Social Networks to Test Open Records Laws and Transparency Goals” by Dylan Scott in Governing.
“Reps. Delete Tweets Celebrating Overturning of Affordable Care Act” by Sarah Lai Stirland in TechPresident.
“Heavy Twitter Traffic for Scotus Ruling” by Rubina Madan Fillion and Brian Aguilar in The Wall Street Journal.
April 23, 2012 •
Here is the latest news about government technology and social media:
“This Week in Tech: House boots up ‘cyber week’” by Brendan Sasso and Andrew Feinberg in The Hill.
NCSL is hosting its “Social Media Policies for State Legislatures” webinar on April 27.
Nextgov gives us a sneak preview of their forthcoming new website!
Here is a link to The New York Times Election 2012 App for iPhone and Android. Their site gives this description:
“News, opinion, polls and live election night results. From The Times and other top sources around the Web. It’s the best campaign coverage anywhere, all in one app.”
District of Columbia: “Hackers Shut Down District of Columbia Government Website” by Nikita Stewart in The Washington Post.
Iowa: “Iowa lawmakers go on camera to deliver updates” by James Q. Lynch in the Quad-City Times.
April 9, 2012 •
Here are the latest news and discussions covering government technology and use of social media:
“State Dept. competition expands horizons of social networking” by Jared Serbu on Federal News Radio.
“5 Best Practices for Open Local Government” by Noelle Knell in Government Technology.
“Study: Social Media Has Mixed Impact on Elections” by John P. Mello, Jr. in PC World.
“Government Dashboards – Measuring Performance” by Vivienne Kamphaus on Govloop.
“What the Feds are Twittering Right Now” from Nextgov.
New York City, NY: “City to Install ‘Smart Screens’ in Some Public Phone Booths” by Matt Flegenheimer in The New York Times.
April 5, 2012 •
Stay on top of the latest news and discussions covering government technology and use of social media:
“Twitter, Facebook now tools for Big Brother” by David Saleh Rauf in Politico.
“Blending Governance and Twitter” by Chrystia Freeland in The New York Times.
“Social media as election predictor? Not so fast” by Puja Murgai on Politico.
“A Road Map Emerges for State Digital Preservation” by Noelle Knell in Government Technology.
“Louisville government rated among top 10 social media cities” by Thomas McAdam in the Louisville City Hall Examiner.
This articles talks about the trend toward tagging objects in the physical world in order to track it all with the internet and mobile devices: “Internet of Things Comes to Government” from Government Technology.
How does your state measure up in providing high speed internet access? “States Race to Improve Broadband Speeds” by Mike Maciag in Government Technology.
The State Department held a social media contest where the participants were given the task of finding fake jewel thieves. MIT’s Team Crowdscanner was the winner: “MIT team thinks outside the box to snag social media prize” by Andrew Lapin in Nextgov.
Here is a Govloop discussion “What Are Your Tech Needs for Teleworking?” posted by Pat Fiorenza.
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