Government Technology

Blake Harris


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Recent Articles

Broadband's Economic Impact (Opinion)
February 26, 2010 - Faster broadband should help U.S. compete in world economy.

The Digital Community of the Future
December 28, 2009 - Harnessing digital power is key to effectively tackling 21st-century challenges.

Students Seek to Improve 3rd World Communities Through Engineering Design
December 11, 2009 - The D80 Center mobilizes university students to put the skills they are learning in college to work in the field in countries around the globe.

Computer Models for an Urban Nuclear Attack Need Significant Improvement
November 23, 2009 - Emergency responders have to prepare for many different disaster scenarios. But when that involves what amounts to an unthinkable catastrophe, planning often falls short.

Online Campaign to Create Climate Change Doubts Appears to Be Ramping Up
November 11, 2009 - According to Elizabeth May, head of Canada's Green Party and former executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada, there now appears to be a concerted push in the U.S. to increase doubt among the general public concerning global warming and our role in causing this.

Broadband May Help Cities Compete in Economic Recovery
September 22, 2009 - The nation's communities need more than an economic stimulus to address their challenges.

FCC Chairman Backs Extended Net Neutrality, Calls for Formal Rules
September 21, 2009 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will move to create formal net neutrality rules prohibiting Internet providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web content and applications, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today.

Twitter Becoming a Vital Tool for Many Businesses
September 10, 2009 - 20 percent of the tweets contain requests for product information or responses to the requests.

Recession Calls for Innovative Thinking (Opinion)
September 04, 2009 - Local government leaders must collaborate during tough economy.

iPhone App Empowers Citizens to Track and Report Local Pandemic Outbreaks in Real Time
September 01, 2009 - The MIT Media Lab in collaboration with researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have created a new iPhone application that enables users to track and report outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as H1N1 (swine flu), on the ground in real time.

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