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Court TV: Viewers flock to federal judiciary's YouTube channel

The federal judiciary has started its own YouTube channel and redesigned its Web site to raise its public profile through Web 2.0 tools.

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Education Department launches Web site offering public data

The Education Department's new Web site contains data on elementary and secondary education, student financial aid, math and science curricula, and other information.

Workforce

World Bank will start sweeping new disclosure policy

The World Bank has new policy of disclosing most documents.

Workforce

Consumer Product Safety Commission bringing product reports to the Web

The Consumer Products Safety Commission today released a notice of proposed rule-making for a new online database.

Workforce

World Bank makes its data available online for free

The United States government is part of a global movement to put more data online, said the White House's Beth Noveck.

Workforce

Kundra, Chopra say most open-government plans need more work

After a first assessment of agencies' plans to increase openness, administration officials say most organizations have more work to do.

Satisfaction with Gov Web sites remains strong

The Obama administration's Open Government Initiative spurs increase in satisfaction, ForeSee Report says.

State Department social network in the works

The State Department will be launching its own social network for employees and diplomatic officials.

SSA turns to online apps to keep up with boomer claims

An aging workforce, retiring baby boomers and a poor economy are forcing SSA to innovate with new technology to keep up with the demand, the agency's commissioner tells a House subcommittee.

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HHS emphasizes dashboards, new datasets in transparency plan

The Health and Human Services Department is launching two new performance management dashboards and releasing new Medicare patient data as part of its transparency effort.

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Agencies release transparency roadmaps

The Obama administration and open-government groups are reviewing the open government plans that agencies released today.

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Open-government groups set to score agencies' transparency plans

Advocates for open government plan to score agencies' open government plans, planned to be released April 7.

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Tricare extends Web-based mental health counseling demo

The Tricare Assistance Program allows enrollees to use the Internet and a webcam to speak "face-to-face" with mental health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the privacy of the beneficiary's computer.

NIST to map road to digital record preservation

NIST is hosting the first of an important series of meetings next week as a first step toward developing a national road map to digital record preservation.

Britain plans to take Gov 2.0 to the next level

Under a new proposal, every British citizen would get a personal Web site through which they learn what local services are available to them and do business with government.

Workforce

U.S. Access Board updating Section 508 disability regulations

The U.S. Access Board has issued its long-awaited proposed rulemaking for accessibility for computers, Web sites, cell phones and other telecom and IT products and devices.

Chopra delivers state of the union address for technology

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra keynoted The Atlantic magazine's State of the Union for Technology event today.

Feds will play a big part in broadband push

The Federal Communications Commission is slated to publish its big plan for faster broadband adoption in about three weeks, but that won’t be the only federal government involvement.

HHS Open Government Web site snowed by bad timing?

As of today, only three people have commented on the new Open HHS Blog. That seems to suggest a slow start to the discussion about how HHS can be more transparent and more accessible.

IT Modernization

SSA sets goal of 50 percent online applications for retirees

The Social Security Administration has set targets for increasing its online application rate for retirees and the disabled by 2012.

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