Weekly Round-up - October 14, 2011
- Department of Labor Lauches Stats App. The Department of Labor has released a new application for iPhones and Android devices that gives users the most-up-to-date information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
- App Helps Government Deploy Labor. Jason Hibbets interviews SeeClickFix CEO Ben Berkowitz about his application and its relationship to "open government," and how it helps citizens spur government to fix infrastructure.
- Wait, do apps even matter? Per Alex Howard, Clay Johnson doesn't seem to think so.
- Congressional differences lower chances for cyber bills.
- Federal data center closures to accelerate, says OMB.
- Data.gov, Performance.Gov, USAspending.gov to continue under E-Gov Fund.
- New Performance Management Network Launched. Are you looking for fellow practitioners of performance measurement? An existing listserv network of more than 1,000 federal, state, local, non-profit, and academic practitioners has finally leapt into the social media world with a new social network. The Public Performance Management Research Network is sponsored by Rutgers University and you can join for free!
- Eating Raw Oysters. Here’s a GAO report that will cause you to conduct a risk assessment review when hanging out at the Old Ebbitt Grill: FOOD SAFETY: FDA Needs to Reassess Its Approach to Reducing an Illness Caused by Eating Raw Oysters. They’ll audit anything!!
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