<$BlogRSDUrl$> Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
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Thursday, July 03, 2003  

An excellent resource created by the fine people at the MIT Media Lab will be announced tomorrow July 4, 2003. The site to be called Government Information Awareness and is available by clicking here.

The Mission of the newly created site is:

" To empower citizens by providing a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use repository of information on individuals, organizations, and corporations related to the government of the United States of America.

To allow citizens to submit intelligence about government-related issues, while maintaining their anonymity. To allow members of the government a chance to participate in the process. "

The Technology for the project is descibed as follows:

"The Open Government Information Awareness suite of software tools acts as a framework for US citizens to construct and analyze a comprehensive database on our government. Modeled on recent government programs designed to consolidate information on individuals into massive databases, our system does the opposite, allowing you to scrutinize those in government. Citizens are able to explore data, track events, find patterns, and build risk profiles, all in an effort to encourage and motivate action. We like to think of it as a Citizen’s Intelligence Agency, giving people similar tools and technologies to those held by their government.

Central to GIA is its extensible model of data: Everything in its system is either an entity or a link -- a thing or a relationship. This allows the system to grow in any direction, and accommodate as-yet unimagined institutions, organizations, or threats. More information is available here. "

I personally feel that this site will become one of the very best government information awareness resources that has ever been created and will expand its content in an exponential growth curve that will astound everyone involved as well as the public in general! This is a definite keeper and a bookmark for everyone!

Government Information Awareness

posted by Marcus Zillman | 9:01 PM
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