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Above the Fold 05.07.09

Do you smell that New York? Neither can DHS’s bio-terror gizmos…The WSJ continues its series on “24-style infrastructure hacks I’d..

New York releases first annual broadband report

New York’s Council for Universal Broadband released its first Annual Report this week, highlighting the Council’s efforts to ensure every New Yorker has access to affordable, high-speed broadband. Although New York State is ahead of the United States’ average in terms of broadband speeds, the Council is working to make universal broadband a reality with key benchmarks and initiatives.

Above the Fold 05.06.09

Virginia officials mum about stolen ‘sh**!’…Recovery.gov to be fashionably late…Mass. criminal records get poo-pooed by state auditor…Forget that birth certificate?..

Above the Fold 05.05.09

Who’s your daddy?…Calif. auditor leery of her calculator…”ATTENTION VIRGINIA I have your sh**!”…Union jacks getting upset in California…The death knell..

New public sector offering from Microsoft aimed at stimulus funds

Microsoft officially announced Microsoft Stimulus360 this afternoon, though details have been forthcoming from the company for a few weeks now. Microsoft Stimulus360 is touted as an all-inclusive look at “the full life cycle of economic stimulus programs to provide greater accountability at all levels” of government, according to company information.

Above the Fold 05.04.09

Virginia informs software vendors how much its willing to pay…Mountain town left out in the cold…Snubbing the Veterans’ (software)…State and..

Despite stimulus funds, transit budget gaps remain

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contained $8.4 billion in stimulus funding for public transit systems accross the country. Yet transit agencies from New York to Atlanta, Madison to San Francisco are facing massive layoffs and service cutbacks to cover widening budget gaps.

Above the Fold 05.01.09

British take aim at Rhode Island…Ill. contractor asks for $12 million for next week’s allowance…VA health department asks neighbors if..

Above the Fold 04.30.09

Fla. Legislators: We’re gonna need to see some I.D….Rhode Island legislators: So are we…You say tomato, we say tom’ah’to…Transportation bill..

Editorial: National ‘IT Dialogue’ at midway point

It has been nearly a full seventy-two hours since President Barack Obama and his team of celebrated techies opened the doors of Recovery.gov for improvements. The crowdsourceing experiment is nearly half-finished (or half-full for all you optimists out there) and so a quick recap is in order.