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Today in #OpenGov 10/27/2014

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Today in #OpenGov is going email!

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A New Tool in Humanitarian Relief: Texting

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Understanding how Ebola is impacting the food supply is far easier when a robot is running the survey.

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Should Schools Mandate Computer-Coding Classes?

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that computer science would be required in the city's high schools.

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Andre Gudger: Increased Opportunities to Elevate Small-Business Contracting

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The Defense Department has exceeded its goal on the number of small-company contracts awarded, a milestone the agency intends to top with several initiatives lined up to help enable small employers

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Atlanta’s 311 Debut; Oklahoma Capitol’s Ten Commandments Attack

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Also in our State & Local news roundup: Five more years of federal delays in Harrisburg; 30-plus groups gathering for Chicago's Challenge Cup.

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Creating Innovation Offices That Work

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Six model approaches for implementing ideas and how to measure success.

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Top 10 Ways the Internet of Things Will Impact Our Cities

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing movement of Internet-enabled devices and people who are intelligently connected throughout our communities.

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Rick Lauderdale: DOE Adopts Dashboard Tool to Monitor IT Setup

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The Energy Department has developed a new dashboard tool it plans to use to protect its networks and systems against cybersecurity incidents, DOE’s chief architect has told Federal News Radio.

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Does the VA Have a Women Veterans Problem?

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Both inside and outside of the department, there's one consensus: More work needs to be done.

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Congratulations, Your City Is Dying!

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In general, a declining population translates into a dying place. For a place (city or nation-state), dying can also refer to the aging of the overall population.

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A Glossary of Ebola Contact Types

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Centers for Disease Control campaigns to educate the public about how the virus can—and can’t—spread.

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First POST: Inventions

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How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more.

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Smart Phones Are the Key to Sustainable Off-Grid Power

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BuffaloGrid brings power as a service to off-grid populations and communities, which enables all those mobile phones which the UN identified as the biggest contributors to economic growth in these reg

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The cloud: what local and state governments must know before deciding to buy

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John Pearring, the vice president of STORServer, offers some advice to local leaders who are shopping for cloud-based solutions.

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Everything's on the table

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Local governments operate within the Affordable Care Act to create unique health systems.

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Community safety, sustainability goals at risk

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Ryan M.

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Honey, who shrank my infrastructure? Digital technologies change everything

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Robert Bell, co-author of 'The Revolutionary Community: How Intelligent Communities Are Reinventing Urban and Rural Planning' writes that broadband infrastructure is driving city and county leaders to

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Play of the Day: The Politics of Obama's New Ebola Czar Appointment

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SNL looks at Ron Klain's new job.

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Robert Lee: Pentagon Issues New Cyber Ruling Document for Offensive Ops

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The Pentagon has released a document that contains its cyber doctrine for military officials to plan cyber offensive missions, FCW reported Friday.

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Michelle Lee: USPTO Looks to Big Data Tools for Patent Review Process

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Michelle Lee, deputy director at the U.S.

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Without More Than a Vision, the People Perish

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Setting visions for cities can be challenging. The Welsh Government has risen to that challenge with its regeneration program.

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Army Special Ops Command: Collaborative Strategy to Counter Unconventional Warfare

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The U.S.

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How Ciclovías Contribute to Mobility and Quality of Life in Latin America and in Cities Worldwide

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Though rapid urbanization can impair mobility and damage quality of life, Latin American cities have responded to this difficult challenge with a variety of creative, low cost, and high impact solutio

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Housing, Politics, and a Basic Pride of Place

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What do the politics of urban housing have to do with a seasonal caravan park in Provence? For me, the answer is clear.

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Cities Should Provide Children with More Opportunities for Play to Counter Health, Social Problems

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An appeal has been made for cities to make more space for children to play in order not just to counter the many health, learning and social problems that are due to today's kids playing less tha

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Four short links: 27 October 2014

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  1. Progressive Education and the Maker Movement (PDF) — Gary Stager paper on how cons
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DHS Expects to Outsource Employment Verification Checks to the Cloud

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Draft contract states ID confirmation for "MyE-Verify" would be hosted in a remote facility.

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Leveraging the Value of Heritage in Malaysia through Placemaking

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Think City, an urban regeneration group based in Georgetown, Penang, is making big waves in the Placemaking world.

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Andrew Hunter: Pentagon, Congress Aim for Consensus on Military Acquisition Reforms

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A Defense Department program director has observed an emerging consensus between defense executives and lawmakers to revamp the military procurement system and clear overlapping acquisition policies,

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Janet Napolitano throws her support behind executive action on immigration policy

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Former homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano is supporting executive action by President Obama to change immigration policy if Congress fails to pass a broad overhaul, citing what she calls her

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Chris Christie Has 'No Second Thoughts' About Mandatory Ebola Quarantine

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New Jersey's governor fights back after a nurse who was quarantined says she was treated like "a criminal."

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House hopeful Don Beyer responds to federal workforce questions

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This is the third in a series of Federal Diary columns covering races in two open congressional seats in Northern Virginia, home to many federal employees.

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Houston Introduces New Open-Data Policy

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Mayor Annise Parker: New standards will boost citizen engagement and will increase “the pace of innovation” in the nation’s fourth-largest city.

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Golden Gate Bridge Sidewalk Toll is just the Latest in a String of Bad Ideas

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Like many bad notions, the idea of charging a toll on bicyclists and pedestrians crossing the Golden Gate Bridge has risen from its apparent grave.

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Superstar Athletes Pay Big Jock Taxes in Some States

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Some sports stars are saying state tax codes unfairly single them out.

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Biking to Buy: How Campaigners in Whitechapel are Using the Money in their Pocket to Lobby for Change

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When the original Cycle Superhighways were laid out in Boris Johnson's first term as mayor of London, not all Cycle Superhighways were made equal.

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Can Transport Speak to Development?

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Here we recap eight of the main ideas of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) for transit-oriented development, including things like high-quality and unobstructed pedestr

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Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young Smart People

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I’m always on the lookout for great websites and communities dedicated to cities. And thanks to a friend of mine, I found a new one called City Observatory.

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The Many, Many Health Benefits of Water [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Drinking water is good for you. Duh!

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London Garage to Sell for £550,000

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A garage located in the Chelsea area of London measures about 11’ x 7’ and it’s expected to go for more than £550,000 at auction, which would make it the most expensive garage ever sold in the

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Are Tech Companies the Cure for San Francisco's Homeless 'Epidemic?'

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People step over the homeless wearing shoes worth more than that individual earns in a year begging on the streets of San Francisco.

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Local Food Hub Works on Getting Beyond Commodity Corn in The Hoosier State

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That sweet corn at your nearest supermarket chain probably was not grown locally. In all likelihood, neither were the green beans, lettuce or apples. Husk is trying to change that.

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Voices of the City: Cyril Naicker

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Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. This week we hear from Cyril Naicker, the creative director of CT inVogue.

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Ebola Specialists Think Globally, Congress Thinks Domestically

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Obama’s new czar skips hearing as HHS preparedness chief defends progress.

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Congressional Candidates Vie for Mantle of Next Fed Employees’ Hero

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As two fed-friendly lawmakers from Northern Virginia retire, new federal advocates seek office.

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Big Data Might Have Stopped Ebola in Its Tracks

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Computational epidemiologists were among the those who foresaw the crisis to come.

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Graffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parks

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As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.

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Gallery: Recreation products galore on display at NRPA Congress

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Explore the pool climbing walls, timber towers for playgrounds, bike racks, park shelters and other recreation gear in this photo gallery.

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Revenge of the Democrats

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One billionaire has spent more than $70 million on the 2014 elections; Image credit: DonkeyHotey, Flickr

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One-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homes

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Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars, if only they knew how to work the system.

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