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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Arkansas

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know North Carolina

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Connecticut

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Let your inner “data detective ” out and get to know Maine

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Rhode Island


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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Massachusetts

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know New Hampshire

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Search U.S. labs and special district repositories for open source mobile code

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: The Mobile Code Sharing Catalog contains a list of open-sourced mobile code (mobile web and/or native apps) including full applications, modular code, SDKs, and frameworks that can be re-used or re-purposed to jump start government products.  Here, agencies can access whole frameworks for a mobile web site, modular code to solve common problems, or even links to complete apps to use as a template for their own apps. Continue reading

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Washington State

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Utah

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of Utah.

1. Once you let us know that you’re interested, we’ll give you access to edit the known Utah websites directly: http://govt-urls.usa.gov/tematres/vocab/index.php?tema=43

2. Your task is to visit the website for each Utah city, county, and state agency.

3. Review the website to make sure it still belongs to an official government agency, and add a scope note to provide some basic bibliographic information about the agency.

4. If you want to try this out but can’t tackle all the links, let us know! We still want to hear from you!

If there is a another state you prefer to work on let us know.  Chances are it is still available.

Perfect for librarians, catalogers, or those who want to take a virtual tour.

Duration: 20-24 hours

Deadline: To be negotiated

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know the Virgin Islands

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

1. Once you let us know that you’re interested, we’ll give you access to edit the known U.S. Virgin Islands websites directly: http://govt-urls.usa.gov/tematres/vocab/index.php?tema=43

2. Your task is to visit the website for each U.S. Virgin Islands agency.

3. Review the website to make sure it still belongs to an official government agency, and add a scope note to provide some basic bibliographic information about the agency.

4. If you want to try this out but can’t tackle all the links, let us know! We still want to hear from you!

If there is a another state you prefer to work on let us know.  Chances are it is still available.

Perfect for librarians, catalogers, or those who want to take a virtual tour.

Duration: 20-24 hours

Deadline: To be negotiated

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Vermont

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of Vermont.

1. Once you let us know that you’re interested, we’ll give you access to edit the known Vermont websites directly: http://govt-urls.usa.gov/tematres/vocab/index.php?tema=43

2. Your task is to visit the website for each Vermont city, county, and state agency.

3. Review the website to make sure it still belongs to an official government agency, and add a scope note to provide some basic bibliographic information about the agency.

4. If you want to try this out but can’t tackle all the links, let us know! We still want to hear from you!

If there is a another state you prefer to work on let us know.  Chances are it is still available.

Perfect for librarians, catalogers, or those who want to take a virtual tour.

Duration: 20-24 hours

Deadline: To be negotiated

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Wisconsin

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of Wisconsin.

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Wyoming

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of Wyoming. Continue reading

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know North Dakota

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of North Dakota.

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know South Dakota

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of South Dakota. Continue reading

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know New Mexico

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of New Mexico. Continue reading

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Let your inner data detective out and get to know Idaho

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

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Let your inner “data detective” out and get to know Colorado

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of Colorado.

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Let your inner data detective out and get to know Mississippi

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Here’s your chance to improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of Mississippi.

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Let your inner data detective out and get to know Pennsylvania

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

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Let your inner data detective out and get to know New Jersey

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

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Let your inner data detective out and get to know Florida – moved to new platform

Tapas -- small platesTapas: Summer is almost here and a trip to the beach is right around the corner.  To get you in the mood for sun and fun why not get to know the state where your favorite beach is located?

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Develop a checklist on how to write a great Open Opportunities task

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: The Open Opportunities team is looking for someone to develop a checklist or guide to help task creators write good tasks to post on the Open Opportunities platform.

One of the things we’ve learned is that creating good tasks is difficult for many people. “Chunking” work into simple and manageable tasks with concrete deliverables is a culture shift requiring people to change the way they look at work.

During the pilot we collected lessons and tips as to what makes a good task. Now, we need someone to come in and take that information and turn it into an easy to use guide, checklist or a combination of the two that will help provide direction to task creators.

Duration: 4-8  hours

Deadline: May 1

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Let Your Inner Data Detective out and Get to Know Maryland

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

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Let Your Inner Data Detective out and Get to Know South Dakota

Tapas plate with the word Closed across.Tapas: USA.gov searches across all federal, state, and local government websites–that’s hundreds of billions of pages from .gov and .mil websites plus over 11,000 .com, .org, etc. websites.

Data detectives, here’s where you come in. We need you to help us improve the results searchers on USA.gov see for the state of South Dakota.

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Trolling for federal microvolunteering and crowdsourcing projects

Closed tapas taskTapas: Spend an hour or so looking for federal agencies using micro & macrovolunteering and crowdsourcing for mission related purposes.

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Identify Digital Gov conference speakers and presentations

Closed tapas taskTapas:  Conduct a search of digital gov related presentations and speakers from the second quarter of this year (04-06 2013).

Instructions: Browse the web to find conferences related to digital gov held in Jan-Mar. Topics may include but not limited to APIs, mobile, opening data, use of social media or analytics – and how their digital work has an impact on their stakeholders.

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Make DigitalGov U’s On-Demand Training Page Easier to Use

Closed tapas taskTapas: Please review the DigitalGov University On-Demand Training page and provide a list of suggestions to improve the usability of this page.

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Identify Digital Gov Events During June

Closed tapas task
Tapas
: We need your help identifying events in DC in June.  We want a list of FREE, LOCAL, OPEN to everyone events and meet-ups on topics related to Digital Government.

Tell us, in whatever format you chose:

1. Name of event
2. Date of event
3. Address/location
4. Sponsor
5. Link to event

You’ll help us make sure we don’t miss anything!

Duration: Up to 2 hours

Deadline: One week after the task is assigned

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Trolling for treasure

Closed tapas taskTapas: Spend an hour or so looking for what agencies are doing as part of the Digital Government Strategy.

Instructions: Browse federal government blogs and agency press releases to find government stories about their digital gov innovations. It could be about releasing an API, a mobile application, their work in opening data, a hackathon or datapalooza, or how their digital work has an impact on their stakeholders. Put the URL for the specific blog entry or press release directly in the comments for this post. Include your name and agency affiliation (so we can acknowledge your contribution). We’ll review and reblog your found treasures.

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Help improve development acquisition for public-facing mobile government products and services!

Closed - a photo of a pie with 20% missing20%: Agencies need simple solutions for anytime, anywhere mobile product development (apps, mobile web, SMS) and assistance testing these solutions on devices. The Mobile App Development program, part of the Digital Government Strategy, will provide mobile contracting support using the RFP-EZ tool that will allow contracts under the Simple Acquisitions Threshold.

This 20%er will help us ensure that the RFP-EZ tool contains sample SOW’s for mobile development and app testing, private sector mobile developers and help early adopter agencies use the RFP-EZ tool. Experience with government contracting is a plus.

With the Assistance of the Digital Services Innovation Center and the RFP-EZ team, your role will be to:

Gather agency SOW’s for mobile development

Research private sector SOWs, meet with developers to identify requirements/language to better attract innovative mobile developers

Create, modify and upload model SOW’s, RFP’s for mobile development/ app testing into the RFP-EZ tool

Identify mobile developer channels to engage and promote government mobile business

Identify and shepherd 1-3 agencies through the RFP-EZ procurement process

Develop guidance and instructions to help early adopter agencies use RFP-EZ for mobile development and app testing procurement

Develop a playbook/FAQs for RPF-EZ for agencies to use for the RFP-EZ process

Duration: RFP-EZ Mobile solution will be launched on May 23rd. Looking for a 3 month 20%er.

Deadline: TBD after accepting the task.

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