Format The U.S. government provides its citizens with a wealth of information online, from simple facts to in-depth, detailed statistical information on a variety of topics. In this two-hour live online class, students will explore 20 U.S. government web pages in search of answers to questions like, “What is the GDP of Hungary?” and, “How many libraries are there in Kansas?” students will then have the…
Trends on Tuesday: 40% of Smartphone Users Look up Government Information
The Pew Research Center released a deep research dive into “U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015” that provided three big ideas and data points for government agencies to consider when planning their digital strategies. More than 2/3 of Americans have smartphones; many of those are mobile first or mobile only Internet users.
Knowledge & information managed services
What we think of as “the library” is undergoing a revolution. Now that more information is available digitally, many libraries have been downsized and the need for floor space is greatly reduced. Most libraries that remain have greatly diminished their footprint. Like academic libraries, special libraries such as law firm, corporate and government agency libraries are evolving from being a place to being a service. Space…
Your Guide to The VA Loan Process
VA Loan Guaranty Service (According to the Department of Veteran Affairs): "VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowne...
The Open Data Opportunity: How Government Information Can Change the Way California Does Business
For as long as there have been governments, there has been government data. From census information to climate statistics, governments all over the world have been collecting data from all corners to help them perform all manner of administrative duties. Simply put, data is information. Through
Our Public Officials Guide
They Represent Us (TRU) The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area encourages everyone to stay engaged in our community by keeping in touch with your elected officials. Our members make a commitment to our community every year as we volunteer our time to research, edit and publish They Represent Us: A Public Officials Guide for Hamilton County, Ohio. The 2017 edition of They Represent Us is now available to order for the cost of postage!
Government Guide to Blockchain
Why Government Should Be Using Blockchain Technology Blockchain is a great example of enabling a public-private partnership that seeks to merge interest of the federal government and commercial innovation all while increasing cohesion and efficiency. Blockchain is designed to be a principle-based regulation system that provides high safety standards, legal certainty, and a stable environment for transactions. It provides an immutable (unchanging), transparent record of the…
Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law
This CLE is a National Business Institute One-Day Seminar Identify Potential Risks and Remain in Compliance Government law is an ever-changing and exciting area of practice; but are you up to date with the latest laws and best practices that impact your community? Do you know the legalities involved with land use and planning issues? Do you know the red flags to watch out for during eminent domain proceedings? And just how much information should the public have access to? Register today and…
Open Government Guide
The Open Government Guide is a complete compendium of information on every state’s open records and open meetings laws. Each state’s section is arranged according to a standard outline,…
A State Official's Guide to Science-Based Decision-Making
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 09:15 AM Policymakers are bombarded by information in today’s ever-connected, fast-paced world. Advances in communication platforms, like social media, and information technology have brought a sea change in the public’s ability to access data at unimaginable depths and speeds. This interconnectedness can also pose challenges for state officials trying to solve already difficult issues by adding another layer of complexity to…
Your official guide to cholesterol
The official guide to not having stinky feet
Because you definitely don't want to be *that* person.