During the hurricanes the military was able to combine EPA data on toxic hazards with local maps of affected communities. That's just one example of the power of the Information Commons.
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
Against all odds, a groundbreaking project moves forward as EarthLink beats out HP to unwire fifth largest city.
The recent focus on the Supreme Court and nominees may not seem like it has much to do with IT, but yesterday a friend pointed me to an interesting project that aims to create and maintain a "complete, reliable, easy-to-use and fully searchable online database of original source materials for the United States Constitution."
Incumbents have forced the discussion of munibroadband to be about commercial uses, sometimes excluding the non-commericial uses that citizens might want to make of the network.
Responding to San Francisco's request for bids to cover the hilly city in Wi-Fi, Google submitted a proposal to do the job for free.
A consortium of nonprofits, universities and private sector companies have launched a digital book library project intended to increase the availability of public domain materials.
US rejects proposed plans, setting stage for showdown at UN conference in Tunisia.
Clusty.com's Vivisimo, Microsoft chosen to provide search features for revamped federal portal, in a sign that the government is committed to embracing cutting edge technology.
Nuala O'Connor Kelly, the Dept. of Homeland Security's privacy officer, is leaving government for a similar position at General Electric, News.com reports.
The Dept. of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance are targeted October for an awareness campaign to prevent ID theft and other cybercrime.