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Category Archives: E-Government

U.S. Web Design Standards + DigitalGov

Digital.gov: “We’re excited to announce that the U.S. Web Design Standards has moved over to the Office of Products and Platforms (OPP) and joined the new DigitalGov team, effective October 1, 2017. Over the last 10 years, Digital.gov has become an authoritative destination to learn about the methods, practices, policies, and tools needed to create effective digital services in government. It’s where government goes to learn from experience: building, working, communicating, and adapting to the evolving needs of our digital nation. Our mission has been to help people deliver smart, effective digital services in the government. Going forward, we aim to set an example for how government learns, builds, delivers, and measures digital services in the 21st century. The Standards provides an increasingly important service to government modernization. By moving the Standards to OPP under DigitalGov, we are providing the Standards with the financial, organizational, and communications support needed to focus on delivering a high-quality design system and supporting framework for government sites… ” [h/t/ Pete Weiss]

GPO and LC release digitized version of Congressional Record 1891-1911

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1891-1911 on GPO’s govinfo (https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb_gpo/_crecb). This release covers the debates and proceedings of the 52nd through the 61st Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: The final two years… Continue Reading

CRS Report – Tracking Federal Awards: USAspending.gov and Other Data Sources

Tracking Federal Awards: USAspending.gov and Other Data Sources, Jennifer Teefy, Senior Research Librarian. October 24, 2017. “USAspending.gov, available a http://www.USAspending.gov, is a government source for data on federal awards by state, congressional district (CD), county, and zip code. The awards data in USAspending.gov is provided by federal agencies and represent contracts, grants, loans, and other… Continue Reading

GSA launches U.S. Emerging Citizen Technology Atlas

“The U.S. Emerging Citizen Technology Atlas is an open source one-stop shop for U.S. federal government Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services, Blockchain, and soon Virtual and Augmented Reality and Social Technologies. Anyone from federal managers and policy-makers to U.S. businesses, researchers, and the public can analyze and update with: 1. Use cases for the practical… Continue Reading

Enabling Blockchain Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government

GCN.com – “As more government agencies investigate the potential for blockchain technology, ACT-IAC has put together a primer, Enabling Blockchain Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government. Including thought leaders from government and industry, ACT-IAC’s Blockchain Working Group was created in May at the request of the General Services Administration. Jose Arrieta, director of the Office… Continue Reading

Country Commercial Guides

“Market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide….Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global… Continue Reading

New Website Shows IGs Found More Than $25B in Potential Cost Savings in FY 2017

“Oversight.gov was created by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) to consolidate in one place all public reports from Federal Inspectors General (IGs) in order to improve the public’s access to independent and authoritative information about the Federal Government. The site includes a publicly accessible, text searchable repository of reports… Continue Reading

GPO Launches New Federal Bookstore Website

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) launches a newly designed, user-friendly U.S. Government Online Bookstore. https://bookstore.gpo.gov. The site features a simple, mobile-friendly navigation that connects the user to more than four thousand titles on topics from the Federal Government. GPO started making Government publications available for sale in the 1920s with a retail bookstore and… Continue Reading

Federal Courts Web Archive Launched by LC

“The Federal Courts Web Archive, recently launched by the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress, provides retrospective archival coverage of the websites of the federal judiciary. The websites in this archive include those of the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as federal appellate courts, trial courts,… Continue Reading

NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response

“A NASA-produced map of areas likely damaged by the Sept. 19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake near Mexico City has been provided to Mexican authorities to help responders and groups supporting the response efforts. The quake, which struck 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City, caused significant loss of life and property damage. To assist… Continue Reading

GPO and LC release digital Congressional Record 1921-1930

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1921-1930 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers the debates and proceedings of the 67th through the 71st Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: The final two years of… Continue Reading

FTC Launches Website Dedicated to New Military Task Force

“The Federal Trade Commission launched a web page highlighting the work of the agency’s new Military Task Force, which is aimed at identifying the needs of military consumers and developing initiatives to empower servicemembers, veterans, and their families, including through law enforcement actions. The Military Task Force, comprised of a cross-section of agency representatives, is… Continue Reading