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Good to Know…Week of November 22, 2010

Federal Workers’ Pay Soars, Analysis Finds
Twice as many federal employees are earning $150,000 than just two years ago, according to a new analysis from USA Today.

The report, released Tuesday, found that the number of highly paid federal employees has increased tenfold in five years and doubled during President Obama’s term. Nearly 4 percent of the government workforce currently earns more than $150,000, compared to just 0.4 percent in 2005.

To read this article, go to: GovExec.com

How the Omidyar Network Pumps Up Nonprofits
Leaders from the tech and finance sectors are having an ever greater impact on the nonprofit world. Nowhere is this most apparent than at the Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

To read this article, go to: FastCompany.com

Productivity Software Helps Agencies Do More with Less, Securely
A variety of software applications are available to streamline business processes, but organizations, whether government agencies or corporations, often have unique needs. How enterprises select and use software tools to enhance productivity remains a challenge. Commercial productivity tools, such as SharePoint, are common but might not deliver the customized approach an organization needs to improve operations.

To read this article, go to: GCN.com

2010 Digital Cities Survey Winners Announced
Boston; Richmond, Va.; and Pueblo and Castle Rock, Colo., were named the top-ranked municipalities in the 2010 Digital Cities Survey on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The 10th annual survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology, measures and assesses the use of information technology by local governments.

To read this article, go to: GovTech.com

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