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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

Beyond Words: help discover pictures in LC historical newspaper collections

“The Library of Congress invites you to help us in the effort to take newspapers Beyond Words. Join us to identify and improve information about illustrated newspapers in the Chronicling America digital collection. This brand new pilot project offers you the opportunity to explore historical newspaper coverage of World War I and contribute to Library… Continue Reading

Library of Congress launches Digital Labs

“Welcome to Labs! A place to encourage innovation with Library of Congress digital collections. Labs will have a growing and changing selection of experiments, projects, events and resources to encourage creative use and connections with the Library of Congress. This is a space for us to try things in public, create community, and invite you… Continue Reading

The Best States for Data Innovation

Center for Data Innovation – “Across the United States, data scientists, civic leaders, educators, and business leaders are laying the groundwork for using data to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges. This report – The Best States for Data Innovation – reviews a series of indicators that rank states on the degree… Continue Reading

GPO Launches New Preservation Page on FDLP.gov

“While GPO has a long-standing commitment to preserving U.S. Government information, the work of GPO’s preservation program has not had a single home on the web until now. GPO is pleased to announce our new preservation page, where you can find: Information about preservation. Preservation plans and public policy statements. Guidance documents and best practices… Continue Reading

Class action suit against Google alleges gender based pay discrimination

Washington Post – “Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim. The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation that made a preliminary finding of systemic pay discrimination among the… Continue Reading

Constitutional Cost of Fees for Access to Electronic Public Court Records

Schultze, Stephen, The Price of Ignorance: The Constitutional Cost of Fees for Access to Electronic Public Court Records (August 25, 2017). Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 106, No. 4, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3026779 “The United States federal judiciary maintains a system called PACER, “Public Access to Court Electronic Records.” PACER is the public gateway into… Continue Reading

Report – The Best Sates for Data Innovation

“Across the United States, entrepreneurs and business officials, data scientists, civic leaders, and educators are laying the groundwork for using data to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges. “The Best States for Data Innovation,” a recent report from the Center for Data Innovation, reviews a series of indicators that rank states… Continue Reading

Implementation of facial recognition technology widens across the world

The Economist: “…Technology is rapidly catching up with the human ability to read faces. In America facial recognition is used by churches to track worshippers’ attendance; in Britain, by retailers to spot past shoplifters. This year Welsh police used it to arrest a suspect outside a football game. In China it verifies the identities of… Continue Reading

18F working on new centralized FOIA website

FedScoop: “The General Services Administration’s 18F digital services team has begun work to build a modern, centralized “portal” for Freedom of Information Act requests. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 directs the Department of Justice to create a “consolidated online request portal that allows a member of the public to submit a request for records under… Continue Reading