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Fix Needed for Spending Data

September 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Sunlight Foundation said on Tuesday that it launched Clearspending.com, a site that will analyze data from USAspending.gov. In a presentation at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, the Sunlight Foundation's co-founder Ellen Miller said you "can't trust any of the aggregate information you get from [USASpending.gov] . . ....

FCC posts data sets, plans site redesign to be more like a dot-com

September 7, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission launched on Tuesday a website aimed at unlocking government data previously inaccessible on the Internet and said a redesigned site will go live before the end of the year. The new website, called FCC.gov/developer, provides developers with access to APIs, or application programming interfaces, which make...

Poll: Feds earn too much dough

September 3, 2010 Most voters believe federal workers are overpaid, according to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports. Of the 1,000 respondents surveyed by telephone on Aug. 29 and 30, 54 percent said federal workers are overpaid, 24 percent said they aren't overpaid and 22 percent said they are not sure. The margin...

Agency aims to play matchmaker with new hiring tool

September 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is developing a tool that would better match job applicants with positions in federal government, similar to e-Harmony, the online dating site. The tool initially would be used for jobs within the intelligence community and then later expanded to the entire federal...

Technology designed to speed hiring often hinders the process, survey shows

September 2, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Flawed technology systems at federal agencies are hindering assessment and hiring of job candidates, according to a survey of government officials and observers. Based on discussions with focus groups and interviews with hiring officials, the Aug. 26 report from the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and PDRI, a human resources...

Agency aims to play matchmaker with new hiring tool

September 2, 2010 The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is developing a tool that would better match job applicants with positions in federal government, similar to e-Harmony, the online dating site. The tool initially would be used for jobs within the intelligence community and then later expanded to the entire federal...

Researchers slam lawmakers' websites as failing constituents

September 1, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Most congressional websites lack input from constituents, are not created with the visitor in mind and are at most a second priority in politicians' offices, according to a report the Brookings Institution recently released. "The extent to which legislators fail to better exploit these technologies reflects a failure of our...

From Nextgov.com: Researchers slam lawmakers’ websites as failing constituents

September 1, 2010 Most congressional websites lack input from constituents, are not created with the visitor in mind and are at most a second priority in politicians' offices, according to a report the Brookings Institution recently released. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

GSA kicks off modernization of troubled e-travel program

August 30, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration issued a request for proposals on Aug. 27 for a follow-on to its troubled online travel service that federal employees use to book travel and receive reimbursements. The agency plans to replace the E-Gov Travel Service program with an upgrade that officials said will improve usability,...

Air traffic control modernization program takes step forward

August 27, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Aviation Administration reached a milestone on Thursday in its massive program to upgrade the nation's air traffic control system when an American Airlines jet landed in Hartford, Conn., using an advanced satellite navigation technology and not the traditional decades-old radar system. The new technology, called required navigation performance,...

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