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Above the Fold 04.22.09

Remember the Alamo and our 10th Amendment…Bountiful broadband in rural America…Hippies causing more problems in MD…Planned shrinkage without cold water?…e-Scripts..

Smart grids need money, standards

With the aid of money from the Recovery Act, and a new study finding that cumulative spending on “smart grid” infrastructure will exceed $33 billion by 2014, smart grids will not want for funding. But grid and smart meter standards remain a key hurdle for the industry.

CivSource announces 311 feature

CivSource is pleased to announce the launch of a new feature called, 311. CivSource will start the conversation by posting local government minutes and agendas from across the country, along with five main points highlighting key actions. The rest is up to you – the users.

Above the Fold 04.20.09

How much is Texas worth?…Join the jobless club, your neighbors have…How an ant feels when you take a hose to..

In Triplicate: Defining transparency at the federal level

A more open government could simply be the future of government. Despite technological obstacles, it would seem that government is, in fact, ready for transparency. Once a workable open initiative is implemented and in practice, government-wide, the real test will be to make sure it stays that way for generations and Recovery Acts to come.