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The Coalition’s 2014 Spring Conference is This Next Week!

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I can’t believe our Spring Training Conference is already less than a week away, coming up next week on Thursday, April 10th!  As the Vice President of Membership and Marketing here at The Coali

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APSC's current online participation guidance becoming an unwanted and unneeded distraction

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There's been a great deal of scrutiny of the APSC's revised guidance on social media participation by public servants since it came into effect in early 2012 (coincidentally about the time I left the

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American Red Cross Launches Dell-Run North Texas Digital Operations Center; Trisa Thompson, T.D. Smyers Comment

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The American Red Cross has collaborated with Dell to open a new digital operations center in North Texas, where volunteers will work to engage the public during emergencies through social media.

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Philly's Mark Headd Joins Accela as Tech Evangelist for Civic Apps

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Former Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Mark Headd has put to rest speculation surrounding his next career move in a joint announcement with civic technology provider Accela, whe

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Equity put at Forefront of Sustainable Urbanism at World Urban Forum 7

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Over 25,000 delegates have gathered in Medellin, Colombia for the seventh UN Habitats' World Urban Forum “Urban Equity in Development - Cities for Life”, where the dominant theme is equality

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Four short links: 7 April 2014

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Coursera Course On Data Science Tools: Can you really know a tool unless you have used it?

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By Bob Gourley

I believe every enterprise CTO develops a knack for asking hard questions about software, including its functionality, how to install/configure/maintain it and how well it will work wi

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3rd Avenue of Limoilou, Quebec, Canada: The Future of the Mall

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We already know that far from being strictly utilitarian spaces, shopping malls are also destinations for enjoying yourself.

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Is Green Point Common Accessible?

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The 2010 reconfiguration of Green Point Common brought tremendous improvements to a poorly organised area of shabby and neglected amenities.

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New UN Report: World Is Ill-Prepared for Climate Change

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In the second in a series of new reports, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the impacts of climate change are already being felt in every continent and every ocean, and

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Downtown Miami: A Work of Art

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The city of Miami is itself a work of modern art. Its scale pushes boundaries. Its colors are arresting. Its bold and sculpted subjects ooze style.

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Cruise Ship Terminal in Port of Seville Deploys Shipping Containers

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Shipping containers continue gaining popularity in architectural circles.

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ACASignups.net's Charles Gaba: Not Nate Silver, Just a Guy with a Spreadsheet

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A Michigan web developer named Charles Gaba, an active member of the DailyKos.com Democratic blogging hub, has built the go-to site for data about Obamacare's progress.

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LPL Financial Opens San Diego Net-Zero Energy Office Tower

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LPL Financial today announced the opening of its new net-zero energy San Diego headquarters, Tower II at La Jolla Commons.

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New Books Community Garden

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I am a part-time YA & Adult Programming Clerk for our County Library, the Main Branch.

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Models and Actuals

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Last week I read 2nd Machine Age, which pointed out that

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

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Evidence-based analysis of sustainability initiatives. Part 3: Subsidies and externalities.

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Energy production from fossil fuels is estimated to cause 30,000 excess deaths per year in the US from pollution.  More US citizen die every year from this pollution than the cumulative deaths fro

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3 social media ideas for internal communicators

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Here’s a post I wrote for the IC Space, sharing three social media tips for internal communicator. You can read th

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Public Art for a More Livable City

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Faith47, one of South Africa’s most famed contemporary artists, is known for her stunning street murals.

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Top Five Under-Rated Low Carbon Transport Solutions

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Climate change is not a joke. Here at TheCityFix, we realize that we need to get serious about our strategies to reduce carbon emissions from transport.

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Visual Pollution in the City of Athens, Greece: Escaping this Aesthetic Prison

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Visiting Athens, Greece, you will hear that the city looks pretty in August or during popular holidays, while half the population is away on vacations.

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An Exploration of Verticality: The Towers of San Gimignano, Italy

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Six centuries before the creation of the modern vertical landscapes that characterize cities like Manhattan, a city scheme of a similar form, although of a different scale and social background, grew

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The Nature of a City Economy: Towards an Ecology of Entrepreneurship

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In a healthy functioning city, various forms of urban capital, including natural, social, cultural — and economic — are enabled to flow smoothly and flexibly, along paths that are productive and e

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San Francisco Wants You to See and Feel Innovation

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San Francisco has long been a test bed for innovation when it comes to its streets.

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What Does Privacy Have to Do with Open Government?

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The answer to that question might not be obvious.

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Indiana Uses Data Analytics to Lower Infant Mortality, Child Fatality

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Having an impact on the outcomes of other agencies' work is not the typical task of Indiana CIO Paul Baltzell and his IT team, but that's about to change. 

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Salesforce Announces new Industries Strategy: With Vivek Kundra Leading The Way

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By Bob Gourley

Salesforce.com Announces New Industries Strategy BOSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world’s #1 CRM platform, today announced a new ind

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States Double Down On Cloud Computing - Don't Miss The Train

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"Cloud computing has changed the way that CIOs procure goods and services in the government.

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Want to Increase State Revenue? Offer Lotto Play at the Gas Pump

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A trip to the gas pump for California residents could one day make them a millionaire -- and Golden State citizens aren't the only ones presented with such an opportunity. 

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TechAmerica Hires Michael Spierto as Cybersecurity Policy Director

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TechAmerica continues to restock its ransacked staff, announcing on April 4 the hiring of Michael Spierto as its Director of Cybersecurity Policy.

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AMCAD taps new CEO

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AMCAD has named Rick Lowrey as its new CEO.

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Will TSA's new infrastructure contract be another billion-dollar baby?

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The Transportation Security Agency is developing its new IT infrastructure contract and if history is any indication, this will be another hotly contested competition with billions possibly at stake.

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EMC wins $130M data storage contract

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EMC Corp. has won a 10-year, $130 million contract with the Social Security Administration to provide a data storage system and related systems.

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Who are the top women leaders in IT?

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Women in Technology honored a number of female leaders as part of its 15th Annual Leaderships Awards, which recognizes and salutes women who make a difference in the technology industry.

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Lone Star Aerospace nabs $8.7M contract to support NAVAIR

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Lone Star Aerospace has won an $8.7 million contract to provide predictive business and technical decision analysis services to the Naval Air Systems Command and the Naval Aviation Enterprise.

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L-3 lands $18M Corpus Christi contract modification

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L-3 Communications Aerospace nabbed an $18 million modification to an operations support contract for the Corpus Christi Army Depot.

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Application programming for iBeacons

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Once you are set up with an iBeacon, no matter whether it is a dedicated device or a program running on a host device, you are ready to start writing applications.

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Four short links: 4 April 2014

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  1. C# Compiler Open Sourced — bit by the bit, the ship of Microsoft turns.

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OpenGov Voices: The role of transparency in the creation of new places

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Sunlight Foundation or any employee thereof.

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Recent layoffs part of CSC transformation effort

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CSC undergoes another round of layoffs as the the company continues its push to transform its business model and pursue more opporutnities in high-end tech services.

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Booz Allen-GBC Poll: 39% of Federal Leaders Eye Big Data Tools to Measure Performance

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Federal leaders see potential benefits of implementing big data tools for business decision-making but acknowledge that there are large hurdles to cross before they can realize such initiatives, a B

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Wendy Masiello, 2-Star Air Force General, Nominated Defense Contract Management Agency Lead

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Air Force Major Gen.

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Create your own Sample Questions for the PMP Exam

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One of the best study tools for the PMP Exam are PMP exam sample tests. As you are preparing for the PMP exam you are in fact preparing to take a 200-question multiple choice exam.

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Preparing for The Next Crisis

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Michael Rogers Takes Leadership Reins At NSA, Cyber Command

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Michael Rogers was sworn in as the National Security Agency director and U.S. Cyber Command lead during a ceremony Wednesday held at Fort Meade, Md., the American Forces Press Service reported.

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DLT wins $322M Symantec software BPA

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DLT Solutions has won a $35.6 million blanket purchase agreement -- which could balloon to $322 million if options are excercised -- to provide and maintain Symantec software licenses for the Navy and

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States Use Big Data to Target Hospital Super-Users

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In some cities, 1 percent of the population accounts for as much as 30 percent of hospital costs. Dr.

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House Appropriators Propose $3.9B for VA IT Modernization

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House lawmakers haved unveiled a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill that includes $3.87 billion to update Department of Veteran Affairs‘ information technology systems, FierceGovernmentIT rep

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