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Better Access to Health Care Statistics

Atul Gawande has article in this week's New Yorker on the reasons why health care costs in one town in Texas were the highest in the nation: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/01/090601fa_fact_gawande Apart from his larger point on the problem with the profit motive overtaking the imperative to provide the best care in the health care industry, I was very intrigued that all of the people he interviewed in Allen ...more »

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Limit government use of classified satellite data

The Problem: In 2007, the Bush administration decided to allow more federal agencies to use data from intelligence satellites, i.e., classified data. Nearly all federal agencies these days use satellite imagery, but non-classified imagery is adequate to meet most non-intel needs based on my experience as a GIS specialist at a federal homeland security agency. To oversee the distribution of that data, the Bush administration ...more »

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