Posts Tagged ‘government’
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I’m sad to see Data.gov go, but it seems dozens of small startups are rising up to take its place as sources of freely availably public data. This week is the Data2.0 conference, and it seems that without really meaning to, the Focus of the event will be the collapse of Data.gov. Yet, not all […]
I initially didn’t report this, hoping it was a sinister April Fool’s day joke, but it seems it’s legit and frankly disappointing. It seems that several US Government websites dedicated to open and easily accessible data are being shut down, a victim of budget cuts. The list so far: Data.gov Sunlight Foundation Federal News Radio […]
Trying to cash in on some Web2.0 glamour, the White House has published an ‘enhanced’ version of last night’s State of the Union address, combining it with a series of infographics reinforcing the points made and providing some interesting trivial along the way. President Obama speaks about moving forward to create jobs, out-compete in the […]
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FlowingData points us to a chart from John Palmer that visualizes the last 100 years of government and economic indicators, containing the national debt, US GDP, house and senate majority parties, voter turnouts, tax collections, and inflation. We learn from our mistakes. Hindsight is a prompt path to clarity. This historical perspective visualizes economic trends […]
Nate Silver earned some internet celebrity during the Obama Presidential election for his daily election predictions on FiveThirtyEight.com . During this election cycle, he’s publishing his efforts at the New York Times complete with commentary and his usual collection of statistics for the Senate, House, and Governor’s races. Hit his NYTimes page for all the […]
The State Of The USA website has an interactive graphic showing job growth and loss across the private sector, federal government, and local governments from 2007 to present. Some of their observations: Local governments cut 38,000 jobs in July, but lost 128,000 since the recession began. State governments trimmed 10,000 jobs in July and lost […]
This has been all over the news, but The Washington Post has compiled a lengthy report of Top Secret Clearances and Projects across the US Government and published the results as a collection of interactive visualization tools on their site. Their purpose is to show how use of the Top Secret Clearance has ballooned out […]