Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DC's Data Policy 0.1 draft available for public comment (online only)

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is seeking comments on District of Columbia Data Policy 0.1 (Draft) by October 16.

The policy defines "data" and establishes a process for inventorying and categorizing datasets.   This policy also offers guidance to DC government agencies on data should be protection, what should remain confidential and unreleased and what can be publicly distributed.

Sections are:

  • Intent
  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • Personnel and Roles
  • Enterprise Dataset Inventory, Classification, and Prioritization
  • Minimum Data Protection Requirements
  • Data Catalogs
  • Intra-District Data Sharing Agreements for Datasets Classified Level 2 and below
  • Nexus Between FOIA and Open Data
  • Level 0, Open, Data Legal Policy and Licensing

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CFSA's new planning office administrator

Ariana Quiñones-Miranda is the new Administrator of CFSA's Office of Planning, Policy and Program Support.   Her address is Child and Family Services Agency, 200 I Street SE, Room 3429, Washington DC 20020, and her phone is (202) 727-7624.   Her email is

Monday, September 26, 2016

Highlights of events in Wards 7 and 8, week of Sept. 26

WaPo's new podcast "Historically Black"

From DCRTV September 19:
WaPo Launches "Historically Black" Podcast - 9/19 - The Washington Post and APM Reports start a podcast today - Historically Black. Based on the Post's Historically Black Tumblr project, a crowd-sourced "people's museum" of objects representing black history, the podcast will showcase interviews, archival radio, and music curated by APM Reports and the Post. With guest hosts comedian Keegan-Michael Key, feminist writer Roxane Gay, creator of "The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl" web series Issa Rae, and Another Round podcast hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. More at

Friday, September 23, 2016

OCFO publishes economic trends report, August 2016

August 2016 Review of District of Columbia Economic and Revenue Trends (PDF) is out!

Indicators covered in the report include wage and salary employment, resident employment and unemployment, wages and income, residenal real estate and population, and hospitality.

The DC statehood/voting rights space just got more crowded

It's not as though the issues of DC statehood and voting rights have no champions or alternative scenarios.   The players include DC Vote, New Columbia Statehood Commission, DC Statehood Yes We Can, New Columbia Vision, Neighbors United for Statehood, Iowans for D.C. Statehood, and Cityhood for DC.

Local real estate exec David Krucoff, of DC but now MD resident, has launched the new organization Douglass County, Maryland as another alternative.   WBJ's Michael Neibauer discusses the new organization and the reason Krucoff founded it in Welcome to Douglass County, Maryland. Real estate executive launches retrocession bid.