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N.Y. Senate stalemate costing NYC ‘millions a day’

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a statement Wednesday regarding the fiscal ramifications of the Senate stalemate in Albany. And Wednesday also marked the first payday since he promised to withhold paychecks from all 62 State Senators.

Lockheed develops open source, social media framework

Lockheed Martin has announced the release of a proprietary social media tool, using an open source software license. The platform is one of a growing number of offerings meant to tap the power of collaboration between employees, while creating a secure environment to share content using blogs and wikis.

ACS, Illinois ink electronic payments deal

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced a five-year deal with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. today to use the company’s electronic payment card solution for assistance benefits like the state’s Child Care Assistance Program.

Baltimore to receive 2,500 new jobs through Census work

The U.S. Census Bureau unveiled one of three data capture centers today in Baltimore, Maryland. The processing center will be managed by a team led by Lockheed Martin and receive mailed questionnaires from households across the nation during the 2010 Census.

Montana celebrates first month of transparency website

Montana’s Recovery Act website just celebrated its first month of reporting its share of the Recovery Act stimulus dollars this week. Funding for the website was passed by the Montana Legislature and signed by the Governor on May 15th, and at the request of the governor, agency reporting will go above and beyond federal requirements set by the Recovery Act.

$19b. in DOT funds ready to go

Vice President Joe Biden will be in front of the Cabinet today and he’ll be reporting that more than half of the economic stimulus money set aside for highway projects has been allocated.