Tag Archives: Government

White House says it did send unwanted e-mails

AP – “After insisting no one was receiving unsolicited e-mails from the White House, officials reversed their story Monday night and blamed outside political groups for the unwanted messages from the tech-savvy operation. White House online director Macon Phillips said in a blog posting that independent groups — he didn’t name them — had signed-up their members to receive regular updates about Obama’s projects, priorities and speeches.”

Comments Off

White House will change e-mail rules

POLITICO – “The White House said Sunday night that it will change its e-mail sign-up procedures after some recipients of a health-care e-mail complained that they had not asked to receive updates. “We are implementing measures to make subscribing to e-mails clearer, including preventing advocacy organizations from signing people up to our lists without their permission when they deliver petition signatures and other messages on individual’s behalf,” spokesman Nick Shapiro said in a statement Sunday night.”

Comments Off

E-mails from public overload House Web site

AP – “People are flooding members of Congress with so many e-mails that they are overloading the House’s primary Web site”

Comments Off

Twitter brings new language to old institution, the Senate

Yahoo! News – “Grassley is one of an estimated 30 senators and more than 100 members of the House of Representatives who use Twitter — quite a development in an institution where messengers still bow when they enter the Senate chamber and votes are taken by members often putting their thumbs up or down. The irony, said Senate associate historian Don Ritchie , is that “members still use 19th century language in the chamber,” referring to one another in floor debate as the “distinguished gentlelady from Missouri ” and so forth.”

Comments Off

Blog @ Homeland Security

The White House – “Today, the Department of Homeland Security launched The Blog @ Homeland Security, which will be updated frequently with news on the Secretary’s activities and events, and will discuss emerging technology that the department is developing.”

Direct to blog.

Comments Off

Transparency: Access to Information

The White House – “As part of the Open Government Initiative, the President tasked Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Peter Orszag with issuing an Open Government Directive to Federal agencies. The OMB Directive will be informed by recommendations being developed by the Chief Technology Officer. Consistent with the President’s goals of promoting government transparency, participation, and collaboration, the public has been invited to offer ideas and suggestions.”

Comments Off

Obama Aide Looks to Open Source Government

InternetNews – “The dream of an effective and open e-government, a great hope of the Obama administration, rides on the ability of government officials to emulate the Web 2.0 model in the private sector, where some of the biggest success stories have been built through a decentralized, crowd-sourced model, a White House official said today.”

Leave a Comment

Documents of Library in Boston to Go on Web

I love articles that start off like this: – “The historical record of the United States government will soon be more accessible.”

Good times people. Good times.

Comments Off

.Gov Libraries

Gov Gab (A new to me blog – subscribed!!) talks about the benefits of libraries (via)

Comments Off

Government Blogging

AP lists a few of them.

Comments Off

© Copyright 2014, Information Today, Inc., All rights reserved.