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digital leaders TV discussion

BBC Click’s Kate Russell hosted myself, Mark Thompson and Alan Brown on a recent episode of Digital Leaders TV. Our topic? How to understand and implement new digital business models in the public sector, with questions and interventions both from Kate and from submitted questions from those tuning in to the broadcast Hangout. 165 more words

Technology Policy

Coming Soon To Your Bookshelf - Collection of Marburger Writings

Coming next month from Harvard University Press is Science Policy Up Close, an edited collection of writings from former presidential science adviser John Marburger.  Edited by Robert Crease, the book covers much more of Marburger’s life than his tenure as the longest serving science adviser (current occupant John Holdren should take that distinction in early 2016). 212 more words

Science Policy: General

CDC Creating A Safety Position

In what appears to be part of its response to the problems federal labs had this summer controlling pathogens, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is… 85 more words

Science Policy: General

Disasters.data.gov - Not A Satire Site

Disasters.data.gov was launched in mid-December (H/T Executivegov.com).  The site is intended to serve as a repository of open data sets related to disasters (which can include severe winter weather along with the usual suspects).  154 more words

Technology Policy

An Undersea Challenge Awaits

Earlier this month the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the Nutrient Sensor Challenge.  A collaboration between the Alliance for Coastal Technologies… 90 more words

Government

(continued) more thoughts on government in the digital age

On the back of the launch of our new book, Digitizing Government, I posted a few background thoughts in my previous blog — very imaginatively entitled, er, … 2,618 more words

Technology Policy

Late Confirmation Surge Fills A Few Science and Technology Jobs

Amidst its seemingly perennial budget fumbling, the Senate managed to confirm a few more people into positions that most were waiting months to hear about.  Last week I noted that one senior Department of Energy official was confirmed, and that another, Ellen Williams, was up for a vote.  134 more words

Government