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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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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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ACT-IAC Announces Excellence.gov Award Winners

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council held its Excellence.gov awards last week, AOL Government reports. Thirty finalists vied for 6 awards that recognize government programs and projects that utilize information technology to improve federal services, enhance operations, and promote an open and transparent government. Senior government and IT executives …

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