FOIA Request for FBI Data Mining, Mapping
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking records from 29 states and the District of Columbia about the “collection and use of race and ethnicity data in local communities.” The ACLU is raising concerns about data collection and mapping based on the 2008 “FBI Domestic Intelligence and Operations Guide” that activity.
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Source: All Points Blog, Directions Magazine, July 28, 2010
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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