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16 Mar 2011, 1:08 pm by thejaghunter
The Season for Treason (click here) Click on Robert Hefner illustration to read A Season for TREASON! Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III Wednesday, 16 March 2011 Federal Grand Juries #1 and #2 sitting in Knoxville, Tennessee c/o Jury Administrator Helen Spears 800 Market Street; Suite 130 Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 To the Foreman and Jurors: Accept this as a call to action in the exercise of your Great Commission! Our Founding Fathers commissioned you as the most powerful law enforcement… [read post]
14 Nov 2013, 9:42 pm by legalinformatics
Open legal data was the focus of the Open Government Chicago Meetup held 14 November 2013, entitled Process and Products Around the Chicago Municipal Code. Click here for video of the event (HT Dan O’Neil). Click here for the full agenda. At this event, Carl Malamud gave a talk entitled The Virtuous Pipeline of Code, which many are discussing. Some tweets from the event are in the streams of @opengovchicago, @danxoneil, and @FoundOpenGov, and at hashtag #opengovchicago Click here for a storify… [read post]
17 Sep 2010, 3:23 pm by Michel-Adrien
Toby Fyfe and Paul Crookall wrote a report earlier this year entitled Social Media and Public Sector Policy Dilemmas. It was written for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), an organization whose role is to promote excellence in public service.The report is based on consultations with stakeholders from across Canada and discusses many of the impediments to the use and spread of social media (blogs, wikis, Facebook-style tools) in the public/government sector:"This research paper… [read post]
9 Mar 2014, 10:17 pm by Whitcomb Law PC
When the Agency Decides to Perform and Price/Cost Realism Analysis Download Decision Matter of: Solers Inc. The RFP required offerors to propose the following systems engineering and technical assistance services in support of the DIBNet program: The RFP directed that the agency would perform a realism analysis of the offerors’ price and cost. The RFP further stated that the cost-reimbursement contract line item numbers (CLINs) agency would be evaluated for the realism of the proposed… [read post]
9 May 2011, 11:42 am by Jim Harper
Late last week, the Project on Government Oversight‘s Danielle Brian took a little umbrage at a Huffington Post piece by former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Beth Noveck, who had been implementing the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative until she recently returned to New York Law School. Brian’s piece suggests a slight schism in the transparency community, between what I believe are the “insider” and “outsider” camps. Brian leaves to the end a crucial point:… [read post]
6 Mar 2013, 12:11 pm by Tom Brow
In order to file an application or view outgoing correspondence online, the practitioner must authenticate using a private certificate and password. The process relies on an antiquated browser plugin, Java, that has not been welcomed into the new operating systems that power modern smartphones and tablets. As a result, mobile prosecution is possible only through a traditional operating system running on a laptop or netbook. To rectify the situation, the PTO will need to break its dependence on… [read post]
23 Dec 2013, 9:46 pm by Whitcomb Law PC
GAO Bid Protest Timing Bid Protest Timing Before the Award-The GAO regulations state that bid protests timing is based “upon alleged improprieties in a solicitation which are apparent prior to bid opening or the time set for receipt of initial proposals shall be filed prior to bid opening or the time set for receipt of initial proposals. In procurements where proposals are requested, alleged improprieties which do not exist in the initial solicitation but which are subsequently… [read post]
1 Jan 2014, 8:37 am by Whitcomb Law PC
What is the Standard of Review for Your Bid Protest at the Federal Claims Court? On December 12, 2013, the United States Federal Claims Court issued a decision on a pre-award bid protest filed by Eco Tours. The 61 page decision offers a great deal of material useful for litigating federal bid protests.  This post will deal with just one section dealing with the standard of review for bid protests.  According to the Court, the standard of review for the typical bid protest is… [read post]
17 Mar 2011, 6:09 am by thejaghunter
A Robert Hefner illustration The Fundamental Transformation of America (click here) National Call to Action: A Season of Treason  (click here)! The National Call to Action means YOU! (click here)   Click on Robert Hefner's illustration for OPERATION AMERICAN FREEDOM!     17 March 2011 OBAMA TREASON COMPLAINT (click here) Thursday 17 March 2011 From: Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, United States Navy Retired To: The Federal Grand Juries sitting in Knoxville, Tennessee SUBJECT: Renewed formal… [read post]
9 Oct 2013, 6:00 am by D. Daxton White
Have you suffered investment losses in the UBS Puerto Rico Mortgage-Backed & US Government Securities Fund? Are you concerned about UBS Puerto Rico Mortgage-Backed & US Government Securities Fund’s current price valuation?  If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through a FINRA arbitration claim. The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered broker-dealers may have for recommending risky closed-end municipal bond fund… [read post]
9 Oct 2013, 6:01 am by D. Daxton White
Have you suffered investment losses in the UBS Puerto Rico GNMA & US Government Target Maturity Fund? Are you concerned about UBS Puerto Rico GNMA & US Government Target Maturity Fund’s current price valuation?  If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through a FINRA arbitration claim. The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered broker-dealers may have for recommending risky closed-end municipal bond fund investments like… [read post]
7 Apr 2011, 8:00 am by admin
Important Update: April 9, 2011: Short-term Government Funding Bill Passed. As it appears as of the time of this article, the U.S. federal government is likely to shut down, we would like to provide some information as to how the shutdown would affect the immigration cases pending or to be filed shortly.   Our office has been receiving an increasing number of inquiries from alarmed clients as to what would happen should the federal government close on Monday if a deal is not reached on the federal… [read post]
6 Feb 2013, 11:05 am by George David Wilson
The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has recently published a 166-page report on the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), prepared for the GPO, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the U.S. Congress — please see: Rebooting the Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age (January 2013) Among other things, the report contains 15 recommendations: Recommendation 1. To enable the federal government to carry out its role of providing information… [read post]
18 Sep 2013, 7:19 pm by admin
While we are hopeful that this is not the case, it appears that the chances of the U.S. federal government shutting down on October 1st are increasing.   We would like to provide some information as to how a possible government shutdown would affect the immigration cases pending or to be filed shortly.   Our office has been receiving an increasing number of inquiries from alarmed clients as to what would happen should the federal government close on October 1 if a deal is… [read post]
29 Sep 2010, 11:14 am by Kelly Buchanan
Discussions about how public sector agencies, courts, and parliaments can best make use of online technology to provide information in different ways and engage with people have been building momentum worldwide for a few years. In fact, earlier this month there was a big Gov 2.0 Summit held here in Washington, DC. Clare recently blogged about changes to the legislation.gov.uk site, and our very own THOMAS.gov website is also an example of providing easy access to important legislative information,… [read post]
3 Apr 2011, 11:02 pm by Mark Radcliffe
This year has seen an increasing focus on the use by free and open source software (“FOSS”) by governments with recent announcements by the UK, the Australian Federal Government and NASA.  FOSS projects and companies need to be aware of these efforts because of the scope of the opportunity to transform government and provide less expensive software infrastructure to government. Governments are also a very large market for software. Yet governments continue to be hampered by their habits of… [read post]
10 Aug 2010, 4:20 am by Dianne Saxe
Freedom of information (FOI) laws are important, in that they are supposed to provide citizens with access to information that is under the control of government institutions.  However, the FOI request process is cumbersome and confusing, and many requests are rejected with little or no explanation. In Canada, the Access to Information Act applies to federal government institutions, and each province has its own FOI statute(s), all of which operate in a similar manner.  In Ontario, for… [read post]
26 Sep 2013, 6:54 am by David Oxenford
The buzz in Washington this week is about whether the FCC and the rest of the Federal government will be open come next Tuesday, October 1. October 1 is the start of the FCC's fiscal year, and without a “continuing resolution” (Congressional authorization to keep the government running at current levels even without a formal budget), there will be no authorized funds to run the government, and there will effectively be a shut-down of all but “essential” government services.… [read post]
19 Aug 2009, 10:30 am by legalinformatics
[UPDATE 6 April 2012: The Legal Information Institute has described its legal Linked Data project respecting the Code of Federal Regulations in Casellas et al., Linked Legal Data: Improving Access to Regulatory Information (2012).] Since I last posted on the availability of Library of Congress Subject Headings for law becoming available as Linked Data marked up in SKOS, a number of additional legal information resources have become available as Linked Data (or, in the case of the LKIF-Core Ontology,… [read post]
16 Feb 2010, 9:51 pm by Penn Program on Regulation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched an website for tracking and commenting on the Department's Open Government Plan called for under President Obama's Open Government Initiative.   The agency has released a draft outline of its plan and is soliciting public input through an interactive platform developed by IdeaScale. [read post]