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GSA Unveils New Crowdsourcing Contest Hosting Tool

The General Services Administration has introduced a new Web-based tool for government agencies to build and manage crowd-sourcing contests, GCN reported Friday. Mike Cipriano writes the WordPress-based ideation platform is intended to help users create challenges, integrate public voting into the judging criteria, formulate submission guidelines and develop social media …

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DHS, Purdue Develop Social Media Analysis Tool to Monitor Crime

The Department of Homeland Security and Purdue University researchers are collaborating with other federal, local and state agencies to develop visual analysis tools that use social media posts for crime analysis and disaster response monitoring, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Dan Verton writes the ScatterBlogs tool is built to classify topics, detect anomalies and map post for …

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GPO Seeks Name Change For Digital Age

The Government Printing Office is advocating for a change in the agency’s name to reflect its work in creating and distributing digital products and platforms, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. GPO wants to be rebranded as the Government Publishing Office and seeks to reflect a global shift away from paper …

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DHS Releases Its Twitter Watchword List

The Department of Homeland Security has released a list of keywords and phrases it follows when monitoring social networking sites and online media, Daniel Miller reports for the Daily Mail. DHS analysts use the list as a reference when searching online for terrorist and related threats against the U.S. It …

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Accenture Survey Shows Demand for E-Govt; Stephen Rohleder Comments

Of the 1,400 citizens surveyed from Australia, France, Germany, India, Singapore and the U.S., nearly half believe interacting with their government is easy, Accenture found. The coompany announced its survey findings last Wednesday and indicated that many want increased access to public services. Stephen Rohleder, group chief executive for Accenture’s …

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Study Says US Leads World in E-Diplomacy

The State Department is the world’s largest user of web information and communication technologies for diplomatic objectives, according to a recent study from the Australian-based Lowy Institute for International Policy. The Sate Department has more than 150 full-time personnel implementing what the study calls e-diplomacy tools in programs such as Corridor …

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