The Library of Congress is experimenting with GIS

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 months ago

The "Story Maps" applications are intended to "tell the incredible stories of the Library’s collections through narrative, multimedia, and interactive maps."

New America unveils a fellowship aimed at building public interest technology ‘ecosystem’

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 year ago

The 15 fellows will work to bring tech to public interest organizations in the areas of immigration, child welfare and criminal justice.

Industry fears inflexibility in new OMB software policy

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

Software vendors say they need more clarity from acquisition and IT policymakers on how new guidance for more centralized software licensing​ could affect their flexibility to deliver products and services that fit agencies' specific needs.

GSA: New software deal could save agencies millions

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

A new governmentwide purchasing deal with geospatial intelligence software firm Esri could save federal agencies millions every year in more efficient, less duplicative contracts, according to the General Services Administration.

To fight climate-linked health risks, White House turns to data

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

The Obama administration is deploying a massive amount of data, hoping technology companies like Google and Microsoft can solve the world's public health problems brought on by climate change.