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Kedar Pavgi

Kedar Pavgi
Kedar Pavgi is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Digital Editor at Defense One, and has worked at Government Executive, and Foreign Policy magazine. He has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review, and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
Emerging Tech

Snowden Petition Shows Many Paths to a White House Response

A post-indictment boost gave a petition to pardon the NSA leaker enough signatures for an official administration reply.

CIO Briefing

United States Dominates in Social Diplomacy

More than 6.4 million people “like” U.S. embassy Facebook pages, Canadian analysis finds.

Emerging Tech

China Thwarts Its Citizens’ Access to White House Petition

The appeal asked the U.S. to deport a well-connected Chinese woman accused of trying to poison her college roommate in the 1990s.

CIO Briefing

Americans: Furloughs Were So Last Month

Number of Google searches for ‘furlough’ has dipped since agencies finalized plans.

Emerging Tech

What Will the App Developers Make of This?

A look at the government's newly released streaming data feeds.

Emerging Tech

White House Petition Site Draws Venezuelan Crowds

Viral We the People petition seems to have been most popular abroad.

Ideas

Lawmakers to the Public: Follow Me

Members of Congress increasingly are Tweeting and posting on Facebook, according to a new report.

CIO Briefing

Let Government Scientists Tweet More, Report Says

Federal agencies are improving social media policies but have a ways to go.

Health IT

Most Docs Don’t Want You to See Your Full Electronic Medical Record

But they want you to help update the data it contains, survey shows.

CIO Briefing

Don’t Expect Defense and VA Health Records to Share Data Anytime Soon

If the past is prologue, the plan to making existing systems interoperable will be fraught with problems.

Ideas

Astronauts Hold First Extraterrestrial Google+ ‘Hangout’

Participants learn more about research and science and technology careers.

Ideas

USAID Seeks Expertise in Open Data, Venture Capital

Agency’s Presidential Innovation Fellows need experience in finance and data science, CIO says.

Emerging Tech

Battery Company Employees Played Video Games on Taxpayers’ Dime

IG audit found Recovery Act stimulus funds were misused, just as President Obama is pitching new clean-energy investments.

Ideas

State promotes open access to educational materials in Arabic

Open Book Project addresses ‘hunger for knowledge’ in Arab Spring nations, Clinton says.

Ideas

Recovery Act money for smart grid was mismanaged, IG says

Audit finds $12.3 million in questionable costs.