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In Triplicate: How to implement the Recovery Act, version 2.0 April 6, 2009

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recovery_gov_symbolLate Friday night, the Office of Management and Budget made good on a promise to release an amended or updated version of its guidance (pdf.) in implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. (more…)

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Editor’s Note: Keeping tabs on the business of government April 6, 2009

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After whittling away the weekend hours, we at CivSource have poured over the Office of Management and Budget’s new round of guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. While the new document chimes in at 121 pages, complete with nine appendices, it’s far from complete. New guidance will be forthcoming within the next thirty to sixty days and over the coming months, CivSource will document these and other regulatory issues with a segment called, In Triplicate. (more…)

The State and Local Scene: Social Media April 3, 2009

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A recent InformationWeek blog asked the question: Why aren’t more state and local governments leveraging social media in their communities? Here’s a look at a few that are trying. (more…)

OBM to release more guidance on stimulus funds April 3, 2009

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The Office of Management and Budget is expected to release more details concerning data and information gathering requirements for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) today. (more…)

Morning News Update 04.03.09 April 3, 2009

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CivSource Morning News Update 04.03.09

Doing the state of Virginia a solid…Who’s Broadband is it anyway?…Indian-Giving out in Wisconsin….Can you hear me know, asks Maryland First Responders….Recovery.gov is a disaster, says Senators… (more…)

Looking for government transparency April 3, 2009

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recovery_gov_symbolWhen the Obama Administration started working on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, (ARRA) they knew transparency and open government had to be one of the bill’s hallmarks. The administration also knew that a significant amount of that transparency was going to be left up to state and local officials.

According to the latest figures from the Office of Management and Budget, about half a trillion dollars is going to be injected into the economy in the form of spending – most of which will go directly to state and local government. Beyond budget and public finance officials a significant burden is being placed on state information officers. Technology is being leveraged to wash government’s hands. (more…)

Morning News Update 04.02.09 – The Inaugural April 2, 2009

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Today’s State and Local News Update is a special one – it’s the inaugural. To give you a brief understanding of how this will work, every day circa 8:30 A.M eastern, CivSource will provide the six to ten most important state and local stories from around the country. Hyperlinks to the actual stories will be provided in a b.l.u.f. (bottom line up front) fashion. Please enjoy. (more…)

Welcome April 2, 2009

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CivSource is a project aimed at supplying state and local officials with timely, accurate information on the issues that are affecting your state, your county and your city. At CivSource we bring you the latest news from around the country on state and local policy, politics and management. Issues like public finance, technology implementation, and workforce management will be the heart of our discussion. But our aim is to provide insights to the state and local experience to a broader audience, across levels of government, the private sector, media and everyday readers.

CivSource IT will focus exclusively on the issues facing public CIOs and information technology case studies, procurement news and best practices for state, city and county government.We’ll also profile the movers and shakers of state and local government IT – from prominent leaders, like state CIOs, to prominent system integrators.

Please, join in the discussion and check back often. Send all comments or suggestions to CivSource at gmail dot com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

-Jeffery Smith, Editor
CivSource