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United States U.S.: Nextgov Goes in Depth - The 10 Best ‘Longreads’ of 2015
To wrap up the year, we thought we’d showcase the thoughtful, in-depth and, yes, long articles that tackle issues ranging from IT recruiting to improving government customer service.
Canada Canada: Manitoba's Planned Electoral Reform Could Lead to Lower Voting Age
The Manitoba government's plan to revamp the electoral system could lead to a younger voting age.
Oman (Sultanate of) Internet access in Oman gets easier in Arabic
For the first time in Oman, the Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) has launched the first Arabic domain ".oman" to facilitate Arab users of the Internet. This initiative is a major step towards encouraging individuals and institutions to use the Arabic domain name as an address for their websites.
Global UK Govt Increases Online Copyright Violation Penalties
The UK Government will proceed with plans to increase the maximum penalty for online copyright infringement to 10 years. The Government believes that a maximum sentence of 10 years allows the courts to apply an appropriate sentence to reflect the scale of the offending.
United States U.S.: Civil Service Reform Should Be High on the Next President’s To-do List
Civil service reform is badly needed, but for a long time I believed the political situation in Washington made it too risky to attempt. The polarization that infects our political system also infects views of the civil service.
South Africa South Africa: Minister Naledi Pandor - Science and Technology Pre-Budget Vote Media Briefing
The theme The theme for this year's Department of Science and Technology (DST) Budget Vote is,"Innovation for sustainable local government and youth development". We have chosen this theme for two important reasons. Firstly, local government is a sphere that is closest to communities, fostering STI in local government can play a role in accelerating development. I will provide details in my speech this afternoon on the innovations that my department has pioneered to assist local governments a ...
Russian Federation Russian Telecom Services Market Hits RUB 1.71 tr in 2015
The Russian telecommunications service market volume totaled RUB 1.71 trillion in 2015, reports Tdaily.ru citing Nikoly Nikifirov, the Minister of Communications and Mass Media. The size of the market totaled RUB 1.65 billion in 2014.
United States The Internet Isn't Making Us Smarter
In the time since I first sat down to write this piece, my laptop tells me the National Basketball Association has had to deny that it threatened to cancel its 2017 All-Star Game over a new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina—a story repeated by many news sources, including the Associated Press.
United States On Earth Day, Fewer Americans Are Environmentalists
As the world observes Earth Day, a Gallup poll released Friday found that 42 percent of Americans call themselves environmentalists, down from an average of 76 percent in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
United States U.S.: What to Remember When Thinking about Cyberthreats
Did you know that 2015 saw one of the worst government data breaches in history with 21.5 million identities exposed? With such a daunting threat landscape, security becomes everyone’s job.
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