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Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative: An interview with Larry Wolk, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Episode #103

Andy Feldman's Gov Innovator podcast

To quote social policy expert Isabel Sawhill, “If we want to reduce poverty [in the U.S.], one of the simplest, fastest and cheapest things we could do would be to make sure that as few people as possible become parents before they actually want to.”

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Using food banks to fight diabetes and promote health for vulnerable populations: An interview with Dr. Hilary Seligman, Professor, University of California, San Francisco – Episode #102

Andy Feldman's Gov Innovator podcast

Can food banks be used to address diet-sensitive disease in low-income communities? A new study of a pilot intervention suggests they can. Between 2012 and 2014, researchers enrolled almost 700 food pantry clients with diabetes in a six-month pilot intervention in three states.

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The Third U.S. Open Government National Action Plan

Data.gov

Data.gov is proud to announce its role in supporting commitments in the third U.S. Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) under the Open Government Partnership (OGP), announced today at the OGP Summit in Mexico City, Mexico. The OGP is a … Continued. The post The Third U.S.

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Launching the Police Data Initiative

Data.gov

Today, the President is in Camden to talk about the promising progress that city is making in enhancing community policing. Last December, President Obama launched the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to better understand specific policing challenges and help communities … Continued.

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Get your Local Government on Data.gov

Data.gov

Data.gov is the central clearinghouse for federal open data, including hosting the Public Data Listings required under the 2013 Federal Open Data Policy, but Data.gov also hosts state, local, and tribal government sources voluntarily. As of this writing Data.gov has … Continued.

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First International Conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Data.gov

September 16-18, 2015 The National Academy of Sciences Building Washington, DC The Transportation Research Board will host a conference September 16-18, 2015 to provide transportation professionals with information about emerging best practices and research results on how to adapt surface transportation … Continued.

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Launch of Health theme of Climate.Data.Gov

Data.gov

(April 7th 2015) The U.S. Government has released a collection of datasets to help individuals and communities plan for the impacts of climate change on the public’s health. These resources can help answer a number of relevant questions, including: In what … Continued. The post Launch of Health theme of Climate.Data.Gov appeared first on Data.gov.

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Ecosystem Vulnerability Theme Adds Five New Datasets

Data.gov

March 18th 2015 In a continued effort to provide key datasets that support the process of developing resilience to climate change, five additional datasets are now available in the Ecosystem Vulnerability theme. Those include: California Ocean Uses Atlas Environmental Sensitivity … Continued. The post Ecosystem Vulnerability Theme Adds Five New Datasets appeared first on Data.gov.

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Launch of Energy & Infrastructure Resilience theme of Climate.Data.Gov

Data.gov

To help communities, governments, businesses, and research institutions better understand and plan for the risks of storms, floods, and other climate-change-related impacts, the U.S. Government is enhancing accessibility and releasing today a collection of datasets containing scientific and technical information … Continued. The post Launch of Energy & Infrastructure Resilience theme of Climate.Data.Gov appeared first on Data.gov.

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New Report – Data Categories for Marine Planning

Data.gov

USGS, EPA and NOAA, together developed a controlled vocabulary that defines the essential data; created a logical structure for organizing data catalogs; and are placing it online to enable automated use and future updates to the categories. This new report … Continued. The post New Report – Data Categories for Marine Planning appeared first on Data.gov. Ocean

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Data.gov Turns Six!

Data.gov

Today is the sixth anniversary of Data.gov. Data.gov was launched on May 21, 2009 with just 47 datasets. It currently features over 130,000 datasets from across the country including those from 83 Federal agencies and sub-agencies. Since the landmark 2013 … Continued. The post Data.gov Turns Six! appeared first on Data.gov. Meta - The Data.gov Blog

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A multi-university initiative makes global climate information more accesible to farmers

Data.gov

Useful to Usable (u2u) offers a suite of online tools created to help farmers and agricultural advisers manage increasingly variable weather and climate conditions across the Corn Belt. They provide historical climate data that help inform purchasing, marketing and activity planning … Continued. The post A multi-university initiative makes global climate information more accesible to farmers appeared first on Data.gov. Climate Ecosystem Vulnerability Food Resilience

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Coastal Flooding Theme Adds Thirteen New Datasets

Data.gov

In a continued effort to provide key datasets that support the process of developing resilience to climate change, thirteen additional datasets are now available in the Coastal Flooding theme. These datasets include: NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Sea Surface … Continued. The post Coastal Flooding Theme Adds Thirteen New Datasets appeared first on Data.gov.

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Coastal Flooding Theme Adds Eleven New Datasets

Data.gov

In a continued effort to provide key datasets that support the process of developing resilience to climate change, eleven additional datasets are now available in the Coastal Flooding theme. These datasets include: NOAA Optimum Interpolation 1/4 Degree Daily Sea Surface … Continued. The post Coastal Flooding Theme Adds Eleven New Datasets appeared first on Data.gov.

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Ecosystem Vulnerability Theme Adds Eleven New Datasets

Data.gov

In a continued effort to provide key datasets that support the process of developing resilience to climate change, eleven additional datasets are now available in the Ecosystem Vulnerability theme. These datasets include: Quality Controlled Local Climatological Data (QCLCD) Publication U.S. … Continued. The post Ecosystem Vulnerability Theme Adds Eleven New Datasets appeared first on Data.gov.

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Announcing the Data.gov Help Desk

Data.gov

Data.gov launches a new data driven customer service platform to request data and report problems or improvements with existing data. New tools are making it easier to submit complaints, comments, and petitions to your government online and through mobile applications. … Continued. The post Announcing the Data.gov Help Desk appeared first on Data.gov. Meta - The Data.gov Blog

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Open with Apps

Data.gov

Data.gov now enables the public to open data directly with apps like Plotly and CartoDB for robust visualization and analysis. New tools are making it easier to visualize and analyze data at the click of a button. Data.gov is proud … Continued. The post Open with Apps appeared first on Data.gov. Meta - The Data.gov Blog

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Water Theme Adds Eight New Datasets

Data.gov

In a continued effort to provide key datasets that support the process of developing resilience to climate change, eight additional datasets are now available in the Water theme. Those include: NOAA Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) Products Severe Weather Data Inventory … Continued. The post Water Theme Adds Eight New Datasets appeared first on Data.gov. Arctic Climate Ecosystem Vulnerability Energy Infrastructure Food Resilience Human Health Transportation Tribal Nations Water

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Electricity Information Agency’s Energy Disruptions Tool

Data.gov

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) interactive energy disruption maps combine real-time data feeds from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center with more than 20 map layers showing the nation’s energy infrastructure and resources. This new tool, available around the clock on the EIA … Continued. The post Electricity Information Agency’s Energy Disruptions Tool appeared first on Data.gov. Energy Infrastructure

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How Are New Informal Transit Routes Formed?

The City Fix

In 2015, the chairman of a Kampala administrative zone about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the city’s downtown addressed a hand-written note to the chairman of a minibus taxi association.

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Presidential Scholars Program Recognizes Outstanding CTE Students and Teachers

Homeroom

In 2015, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program began recognizing outstanding students in the field of Career and Technical Education. The move was designed to highlight innovation within CTE programs and the educators who empower these students.

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CitizenLab is now a Certified B Corporation

Citizen Lab

Since our founding in 2015, social impact has been core to CitizenLab’s mission of making public decision-making more inclusive, participatory, and responsive.

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How Railroads Mitigate Cyberthreats Against Their Networks

State Tech Magazine

This was the thought experiment conceived by Project Honeytrain, which was created in 2015 by European security experts to analyze how cybercriminals would gain access to a Potemkin railroad created wholly online. What if hackers attacked a rail company 2,745,267 times in just six weeks?

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How Oslo Achieved Zero Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities, and How Others Can Apply What Worked

The City Fix

In 2015, the City of Oslo, Norway, made a commitment after years of rising transportation injuries to reduce car traffic and prioritize the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and the environment.

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FITARA Scorecards Spur Agencies to Faster, More Efficient IT Modernization

FedTech Magazine

When 24 agencies were first assessed on the FITARA report card in 2015, only seven received a grade of C or higher. To see the impact of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, all you need to do is look at the numbers — and the letters.

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2022 in Libraries

Librarian.net

Previous years: 2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 and some reviews from 2003. Not a big year for libraries though I did get to one new one in Fairlee. Kimball (56) – Once the library opened, it stayed open.

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Street Smarts: Tampa, Fla., Puts Smart Technology in the Driver’s Seat

State Tech Magazine

Department of Transportation Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program sites, the $27 million Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority pilot tested the technology from 2015 to 2022. Tampa, Fla.,

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5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed

The City Fix

Since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015 and signed by 175 countries on Earth Day the following year, global momentum to tackle the climate emergency has been building.

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Revisiting the Community Land Trust: An Academic Literature Review

Community and Economic Development Program of UNC

Housing prices have increased far faster than incomes (Miller 2015), making affordable homeownership inaccessible for many aspiring homeowners (Hackett et al. 3 (2015): 349-371. Housing costs and supply are dominating the news at the moment.

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Q&A: GSA CIO David Shive Talks Shared Services, Zero Trust and Modernization

FedTech Magazine

Of the government CIOs currently on the job, Shive has held his position the longest — he was named to the position in April 2015 — and his experience with issues ranging from telework to IT modernization has gained the trust and support of his fellow IT professionals.

2015 59
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Q&A: In Florida, JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford Champions Public Transit

State Tech Magazine

Since 2012, Ford — whom the American Public Transportation Association selected as Outstanding Public Transportation Manager in 2020 and President Barack Obama named a White House Champion of Change in 2015 — has served as the Jacksonville Transportation

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2021 in Libraries

Librarian.net

Previous years: 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 and some reviews from 2003. Only my regulars this past year. I picked up shifts at my local library and did a few months at Chelsea Public Library while they searched for a full-time librarian.

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Climate Action Must Progress Far Faster to Achieve 1.5 C Goal

The City Fix

degrees F) as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) and ideally 1.5 degrees C (2.7 The latest science shows that emissions will need to drop. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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2022 reading list and commentary

Librarian.net

Previous librarian.net summaries: 2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004. Here was the twitter thread of what I read last year. I’ll be posting on Mastodon this year instead.Find me there at [link].

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ADMIRALTY: Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death

NLRG (National Legal Research Group)

His illness was diagnosed on February 20, 2015, and he died on July 3, 2015. Fred Shackelford —Senior Attorney, National Legal Research Group.

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Washington Cherry Blossom Festival and event transit

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

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Volunteer Expo, Asheville, North Carolina

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

In " Outline for a proposed Ward-focused (DC) Councilmember campaign platform and agenda " (2015), I suggested each city political district should sponsor a volunteer expo, based on the Hill Center effort, but of course, a city-wide event can be just as good.

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2021 reading list and commentary

Librarian.net

Previous librarian.net summaries: 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004. Here was the twitter thread of what I read last year but I should note, it has two 46es on it. I read about the same this year.

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Small college economic issues threaten their ability to function as a community asset

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Many small towns have decent quality of life because of the presence of small colleges, their economic and social capital impact, the offering of special events that are attractors, etc. For example, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia has a summer theater festival.

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Ep. 18 - Introducing LEAN Concepts to State Government with Curt Topper

Decisions That Matter

Curt Topper is the current Pennsylvania Secretary of General Services, and he has served in the position since 2015. Curt Topper is the current Pennsylvania Secretary of General Services, and he has served in the position since 2015. Curt Topper has ample experience in public service and procurement, having served as the Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of General Services for Procurement in the early 2000s.

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