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No Need to Waste Energy at Home: How to Improve Your Efficiency [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Dreading the coming Winter, and those ugly heating bills that almost always accompany it? Yep, we hear you.

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This Solar Cell Stores Its Own Power

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This solar cell is unlike any others because it stores power. This patent-pending device, invented at The Ohio State University, is the world’s first solar battery.

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5 Things that Architects Will Never Tell You or They’d be Out of a Job

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Build it and they will come, right? For architects, all solutions to urban, suburban, and even rural problems lie in the built environment.

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The Urban Geography of Globalization: Global Neighborhoods

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I’m still chewing on Ryan Avent’s tweet about foreign real estate investment: “Housing in New York, London is attractive as an investment for outsiders because it’s scarce!” My read of his w

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Seven Ways to Encourage Sustainable Commuting in Your Workplace

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Car-oriented cities have a much number of costs for citizens’ health and well-being.

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10 Business Incubators Helping Entrepreneurs Cook Up Local Food

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From sourcing to licensing to food safety, the learning curve for making and marketing local food can be steep.

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Rotterdam Reinvents the Urban Food Market

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Every now and then a piece of architecture comes along that makes you feel like your city should be more beautiful — or at least very least: bolder.

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The Week on Politwoops: a proverb, DJ Dingell feat. YG, $ and more

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Nonprofit Long Distance Voter Helped Provide Data for Google Voting Search Feature

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For its new voting information search feature, or one-box, Google got some assistance from the nonprofit Long Distance Voter, which is dedicated to helping with absentee ballot requests.

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FireChat Wasn’t Meant For Protests. Here’s How It Worked (Or Didn’t) at Occupy Central

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On September 28, the third day of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests known as Occupy Central, one of the movement

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Jacobs Technology wins $80M for engineering, technical support

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Jacobs Technology has won an $80 million option to provide the Air Force with additional engineering, technical and acquisition support services.

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Symantec to split; who's next?

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Symantec has joined the growing number of tech companies that have split into two entitites. With this trend expected to continue, we have to ask, who's next?

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Army to develop two geospatial task order contracts

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The Army is planning two contracts worth a total of $250 million for a wide range of geospatial services including R&D, systems engineering and C4ISR processes and architecture.

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First POST: Bad Karma

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How companies like Facebook and Twitter are failing to deal with online harassment of women; why Amazon is a monopoly that the government should break up; net neutrality stealth campaigns; and muc

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CSC taps new controller

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Computer Sciences Corp. has named Diane Wilfong vice president, controller and principal accounting officer, where she will lead the company’s global controllership organization.

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On Electronic Records Day, looking forward to a more digital, open future for public records

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It's Electronic Records Day, and it's a good opportunity to examine how governments are faring when it c

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Watch My Friend Become My Hero: Cyber Security Champion and Lawyer Jody Westby Does Right Thing at Right Time

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If you have worked at the nexus of cyber security and policy you no doubt know Jody Westby.

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The Insight From Red Teams That Revolutionized Cyber Defense

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This post is sponsored the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP.

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How bad are contract delays?

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That's the question we're asking in our latest WT Insider Report. Take our survey and add your voice to our research.

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OpenGov Voices: Transparency needed on corporate subsidy spending in the U.S.

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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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Pro-gay marriage GOP group enters Florida congressional race

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American Unity PAC, the high-powered super PAC founded by

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Oak Ridge Scientists Demo Wireless Vehicle Charging with 85% Efficiency

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Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have showcased a wireless charging unit that the lab says works at an 85-percent efficiency rate.

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It’s time to call time on nerd culture

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Editor’s Note: 2014 has been a contentious year in the world around technology.

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Clifford Holly Named FBI Security Division Assistant Director in Charge

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Clifford Holly, FBI deputy assistant director for the training division in Quantico, Virginia, has moved to the agency’s headquarters to take on a new role as assistant director in charge of the se

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Ajay Budhraja of DOJ Discusses Open Data’s Impacts, Gov’t Cloud Push in Q&A

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Ajay Budhraja serves in a chief technology officer role at the Justice Department and brings two decades of information technology experience to his current position at DOJ.

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Michael Daniel: White House to Focus on ‘Smaller’ Cybersecurity Bills

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Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said the Obama administration plans to pursue congressional approval on “smaller” cybersecurity legislation instead of compr

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Tracking corruption across international lines

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London Investigathon zoned in on international money laundering

In an era of growing globalization but decreasing jour

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Four short links: 10 October 2014

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  1. Slow Release Malware — Prof.
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The Emerging Transport Technologies That Are Changing The Ways People Move

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For running efficient transport systems in cities there is now plenty of technology to choose between, from smartphone apps to determine road and cycle path conditions, to Bluetooth systems that allow

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Voices of the City: Anja van der Spuy

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Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of citizens, living and working in the city.

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Ben Balter: Contractors Should Tap Open Source for IT Maturity

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GitHub‘s Ben Balter urges government contractors to adopt open source products and software development practices to build on operational and cost efficiencies and ensure that information tech

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Today in #OpenGov 10/10/2014

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Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis including ActBlue's success, tobacco lobbying in Europe, and more local election spending. 

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Don't Forget That This is About People

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When you build a park like the High Line in New York or Millennium Park in Chicago, you’re designing it to attract people.

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An Urban Building Built from Its Own Waste? The London Organic Skyscraper

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A special mention at the SuperSkyScrapers competition, the London Organic Skyscraper “grows” as it’s built, over time, from panels made from plastic waste from current residents.

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Air Force’s JSTARS Replacement Faces Questions Amid Budget Uncertainty; Gen. Mark Welsh, James Poss Comment

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The U.S.

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Mike Whitaker: FAA, Aviation Committee Develop Framework to Accelerate ‘NextGen’ Implementation

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The Federal Aviation Administration has collaborated with a panel of aviation industry representatives to develop a three-year plan to implement the NextGen satellite-based air traffic control system

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DHS’ Andy Ozment: CDM Program’s Second Task Order on Schedule

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The Department of Homeland Security is moving into the second task order under Phase 1 of its continuous diagnostics and mitigation program to extend the list of covered agency networks, Federal

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How Technology Can Transform Urban Mobility: A Q&A with São Paulo's Ciro Biderman

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São Paulo’s transport systems generate about 30 million data points every single day, an amount that greatly exceeds even the city’s 23 million daily trips.

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Why the Sharing Economy is Inevitable and We Need to Think Differently

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by Kent Aitken

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DoD Assistant Secretary Andrew Weber Accepts New Role in State Department’s Ebola Coordination Unit

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Andrew Weber, assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs at the Pentagon, plans to leave the agency for the State Department later this month.

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Women in Food: Suzanne Nelson Moves from Journalist to Sustainable Livestock Farmer

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Suzanne Nelson was a journalist, working for Roll Call in D.C. In a self-described dream job, she wrote about money, politics, and separation of powers.

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Smart Skin: Computers that attach to the skin bring new meaning to term wearable computing

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MC10 is a company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that has been testing computers that attach to skin and look like little wearable stickers.

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12 Startups Poised to take on the Latest Cybersecurity Threats

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According to Gartner, by 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will fall victim to devastating service failures due to their inability to handle the threats present in new tech

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What should you know about the Symantec Split

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Enterprise IT and cyber security professionals should all track the recent news of Symantec splitting into two publicly traded firms.

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Double or something: party committees can raise double the money from donors

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Flickr user 401(K) 2012

"Unique and constrained circumstances" or a reopening of the soft money loophole?

In another sign that the edifice of campaign finance limits is slowly crumbli

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DIGITIALiBiz wins $45M contract to support FAA division

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DIGITALiBiz has won a $45 million contract to support the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Today in #OpenGov 10/9/2014

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Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis including records management, apps against corruption, labor spending in state races, and more.

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PAC linked to Cornyn staffer said to be unaffiliated with senator

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The managing partner of a Republican research firm says that it was "kind of stupid" to list Josh Eboch, Texas Sen.

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CACI wins, then loses IED contract

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CACI International has lost an incumbent contract just two months after thinking it had won the work for analytical support services in the battle against improvised explosive devices.

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Maximus taps new CIO

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Maximus has named Kelly Clark chief information officer, where he will be responsible for establishing and executing the company’s global technology strategy.

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