September 2, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Streamlines Access to Energy Investment Information at USDA

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Streamlines Access to Energy Investment Information at USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of a USDA energy website that will provide stakeholders fast and efficient access to USDA energy efficiency and renewable energy data. Today’s announcement builds on the Secretary’s commitment to develop a modern and efficient service organization […]

Migration Policy Institute — Language Portal: A Translation and Interpretation Digital Library

Language Portal: A Translation and Interpretation Digital Library MPI’s Language Portal gives you hundreds of state and local agency documents used to provide services to Limited English Proficient clients, including contracts, planning reports, and translated material. Begin with the basic search function, or use the advanced search to narrow your query by specifying a service […]

Social Media, Liability and Insurance

Social Media, Liability and Insurance Hundreds of millions of people interact on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and LinkedIn every day. Like any other new technology, social media brings enormous opportunities and benefits. The ability to communicate and interact instantaneously on a global scale 24/7 enables businesses to reach their customers directly and […]

Report — Ten Facts about Mobile Broadband

Ten Facts about Mobile Broadband Mobile broadband is reshaping society, communications, and the global economy. With smart phone usage surpassing that of personal computers, there has been a sea change in the way consumers access and share information.Powerful mobile devices and sophisticated digital applications enable users to build businesses, access financial and health care records, […]

'Drinking from a Fire Hose': Has Consumer Data Mining Gone Too Far?

‘Drinking from a Fire Hose’: Has Consumer Data Mining Gone Too Far? In a world of endless information sharing, consumers have become the product. Platforms such as Google, Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter are the new factory floor, and online users, who leave digital crumbs as they browse the web and tap into social networks, generate […]

Child Welfare Information Gateway — State Guides & Manuals Search

State Guides & Manuals Search The State Guides & Manuals Search links to online publications created by State agencies to describe their services and provide guidance on child welfare-related topics to both professional and personal audiences. The most common types of publications include policy or procedure manuals, administrative rules, licensing standards, handbooks for families involved […]

The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America's Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau?

The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America’s Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? Fortune Magazine annually compiles a list of America’s largest corporations, aptly named the “Fortune 500” given their size and wealth. Due to the hugely influential role that these companies play in the business world, studying their usage of […]

Mitigating Risk in the Use of Social Media

Mitigating Risk in the Use of Social Media Most government employees and agencies protect their computers by installing and updating reliable anti-virus software. Managers, IT staff and front-line workers understand the threats posed by malicious software, and they know that they have to take steps to counter that threat. But as more agencies take advantage […]

ProQuest Names New Executive Team and Organizes Into Six Business Units

From the Press Release: ProQuest has organized into strategic business units designed to provide strong, clear focus on customer needs. Chief Executive Officer Kurt Sanford, a highly experienced information services executive, joined the company in July and created the new, agile structure consisting of six business units, led by seasoned, proven executives. … Rod Gauvin, […]