There are more expedient ways for getting around New York than on its buses, but if you like the slow, scenic route – provided you know what you’re looking at – the deal isn’t half bad. And nowadays the data …

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Late last year, President Obama launched the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, an effort that’s aimed at improving law enforcement and community relations across the U.S. In response to recommendat…

Matt Black The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project by photographer Matt Black combining geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of American poverty. Black talks about his effort to explore and document contemporary poverty …

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(iStockphoto) New York City and Boston may be bitter rivals on the baseball diamond, but they’re peas in a pod when it comes to open data initiatives. Both released new open data policies last month, and the cities’ IT staffers …

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Introduction Public trust in government is low — of the 43 industries tracked in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, only one ranks lower than the federal government in satisfaction levels.  Local government ranks a bit higher than the federal government, …

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Memorandum: A Six Month Update on How We’ve Been Using Data, and How it Benefits All Americans To: The American People From: Dr. DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist Date: August 19, 2015 In my last memorandum, I discussed the …

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The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) just released its most recent analysis of preliminary U.S. Census data. The snapshot it provides on the state of women-owned businesses shows definitive growth. In a teleconference, NWBC’s chairwoman Carla Harris outlined the highlights. …

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Full functionality is now offered on pages of federal government services, including TSA Checkpoints, national parks, and other federal government “B2C” services. We are excited to announce that Yelp has concluded an agreement with the federal government that will allow …

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