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Is It Time to Drop "www" From Government Site Promotions?

June 10, 2013 by Craig Thomler

Banks do it, utilities do it, even media does it, is it time for government to also do it - drop the 'www' from web site promotions in advertising and links?[read more]

Be Informed and CACI Launch New Government Software as a Service Platform

June 6, 2013 by Bailey McCann

The service utilizes Be Informed’s semantic model-driven platform, which is rapidly becoming a tool of choice across Europe and the Caribbean, and offers government clients the tools and templates created for other global government clients as a springboard to accelerate the modeling of their mission applications.[read more]

New Thinking in Accountability

June 5, 2013 by John Kamensky

The increasing chorus of calls for more accountability reaches beyond recent demands for firing officials at the IRS, VA, and GSA for various perceived misdeeds. Just what is accountability, and how can it be seen as a constructive, instead of a punitive, element of public management?[read more]

1 in 5 Americans Will Purchase Health Insurance on an Exchange by 2017

June 4, 2013 by Bailey McCann
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Health insurance exchanges have been the source of much debate, but largely among governors and statehouses trying to figure out how they plan to implement one. In practice, these exchanges are supposed to work like Orbitz but for health insurance. Not only will states have their own public exchange, private insurers are also setting up health exchanges.[read more]

Australian Academia Beginning to Learn to Crawl in 2.0 Social Channels

May 28, 2013 by Craig Thomler

I hope that at some point academics will realise that 'altmetrics' are simply no more than metrics - ones that are already becoming business-as-usual in commercial and public sector spheres - and focus more on involving people in and sharing their research than on the marketing buzz.[read more]

The Public Promise of Big Data

May 7, 2013 by Nicholas Charney
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As governments inevitably learn more about the importance of Big Data they may find that decisions made in the past - even those made by past governments or long retired bureaucrats - that were originally thought to be relatively straight forward may actually have had a number of unanticipated consequences.[read more]