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30%
Percentage of women holding information-technology-related jobs in the federal government, compared to 16 percent of the employees of the Silicon Valley big four: Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter
>> Nextgov | Posted Sept. 17, 2014

100%
Amount of electricity used by Burlington, Vt., that now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass, a threshold the state's largest city, with a population of 42,000, crossed with the recent purchase by the Burlington Electric Department of a hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge
>> AP/Burlington Free Press | Posted Sept. 16, 2014

420,000
Number of items of military equipment, including some 8,000 M16 assault rifles, 100 mine-resistant or armored vehicles and 45 helicopters, that California law-enforcement agencies have acquired from the Pentagon under the program that supplies local police agencies with surplus military gear
>> Sacramento Bee

More than 180
Number of state and local law-enforcement agencies that have been suspended from the controversial Department of Defense program that supplies police forces with surplus military gear for losing weapons or failing to comply with the program's regulations
>> Arizona Republic | Posted Sept. 15, 2014

$680,000
Average amount per house that U.S. Customs and Border Protection spent to build 21 homes for its employees in 2012 in Ajo, Ariz., a small former mining town where the average house costs $86,500, according to a Department of Homeland Security inspector general's audit saying the agency also paid far more than it needed to for land and that it spent about $2.4 million to buy 20 mobile homes that have mostly stood empty
>> Arizona Republic | Posted Sept. 12, 2014

5,455
Number of sets of fingerprint evidence that await analysis by the Los Angeles police department, a backlog that has more than doubled in the last two years despite an LAPD campaign to process fingerprints more effectively and that is hampering efforts to solve thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes
>> Los Angeles Times | Posted Sept. 11, 2014

89%
Percentage of federal information-technology professionals who say that that they are apprehensive about the process of moving their agencies' data systems to the cloud, according to a survey by MeriTalk, a public-private organization focused on government IT
>> Federal Times | Posted Sept. 10, 2014

945%
Increase in the number of broken or missing windows in New York City Housing Authority buildings from 2005 to 2011, the last year for which data was available, according to a report from the city comptroller's office
>> New York Times | Posted Sept. 9, 2014

258%
Illinois' average for 2010 to 2012 for its public-pension liability as a percentage of state revenue, far and away the nation's highest liability percentage, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service
>> AP/State Journal-Register | Posted Sept. 8, 2014

$2,350
Amount that, as of Sept. 12, the State Department will charge Americans to formally renounce their U.S. citizenship, a fivefold increase from the current charge and an increase that the department says was needed because the process is "extremely costly," including two "intensive interviews" to ensure that the applicant "fully understands the consequences of renunciation"
>> Washington Post | Posted Sept. 5, 2014

1.28
Number of corruption convictions per 100,000 Oregon public employees between 1976 and 2008, the lowest number of convictions of any state and a record credited to factors including strong oversight and audit rules, campaign-finance disclosure regulations and limits on no-bid contracting and gifts to state employees
>> Washington Post

$23.65
Amount that former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who was granted a federal public defender to appeal his conviction on bribery and other corruption charges, says he has in his bank account, while he says he is deeply in debt and that he, his wife and daughter live off of food stamps and gifts and donations from friends and family
>> New Orleans Times-Picayune | Posted Sept. 4, 2014

More than $100 million
Amount raised as of last Friday for ALS research by the Ice Bucket Challenge, more than double the total federal funding for research into the disease that the National Institutes of Health received in fiscal 2013 and is projected to receive in fiscal 2014
>> National Journal | Posted Sept. 3, 2014

7.1%
Decrease in average student attendance at college football games since 2009, according to an analysis of stadium turnstile records from about 50 public colleges with top-division football teams, a sign of soaring ticket prices, the proliferation of televised games, more lopsided games and fewer matchups against longtime rivals
>> Wall Street Journal | Posted Sept. 2, 2014

8.9 million pounds
Amount of non-perishable food donated by federal employees to food banks in fiscal 2013, a 25 percent increase from 2012, through the Feds Feed Families program coordinated by the Department of Agriculture
>> Government Executive | Posted Aug. 29, 2014

304
Number of incumbent governors who have won re-election over the past half-century, while 102 lost their party's nomination, a general election or a recall election
>> Smart Politics | Posted Aug. 28, 2014

More than 100
Number of NASA websites and applications, encompassing more than a million pieces of content, that have been migrated to an Amazon-powered cloud in the project's first 22 weeks, according to the company managing the migration under a $40 million contract
>> Nextgov | Posted Aug. 27, 2014

231,973
Number of users of LinkedIn listing an affiliation with the U.S. Army--a group including active military and civilian employees, special advisers, reservists, retirees and contractors--as of Monday, the largest number of users of the professional-networking site other than those affiliated with IBM and Hewlett-Packard
>> Nextgov | Posted Aug. 26, 2014

18%
Percentage of full-time state and local government employees who say that they are "very confident" about their retirement-income prospects, down from 21 percent reporting that level of confidence in 2012, according to a new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the TIAA-CREF Institute
>> Governing | Posted Aug. 25, 2014

49.7%
The Department of Education's projected percentage of students who will be attending U.S. public schools this fall who will be white, marking the first time in history that non-whites will make up the majority of the nation's public-school population, primarily the result of big increases in Asian and Hispanic students
>> Christian Science Monitor | Posted Aug. 22, 2014

18%
Percentage of bases and other Army infrastructure that exceeds what is needed to support a force of 490,000, a personnel level to which the service intends to reduce its ranks by the end of fiscal year 2015, according to an Army analysis saying the unneeded infrastructure amounts to $500 million in excess costs
>> Federal News Radio | Posted Aug. 21, 2014

8%
Percentage of the ranks of the federal Senior Executive Service in 2011 who were African-Americans, who made up 18 percent of the total federal workforce that year, according to Office of Personnel Management data, while the agency says Senior Executive Service percentages improved in 2012 for blacks, Latinos and women
>> Washington Post | Posted Aug. 20, 2014

$444,450.40
Amount that Ralph Scianni, who retired June 30 as police chief of Bayonne, N.J., will receive for unused sick, vacation, personal and leave time after 34 years on the force, an amount that will be paid out over three years
>> Jersey Journal | Posted Aug. 19, 2014

Nearly $31 billion
Amount states paid last year in health-insurance premium payments for their employees, averaging $808 in premium payments per employee per month while employees kicked in an average of $155 per month, according to a new Pew Charitable Trusts study
>> Washington Post | Posted Aug. 18, 2014

1.5%
Percentage of the $368.1 million in unemployment-insurance benefit payments that Arizona made last year that the U.S. Department of Labor says were issued improperly, the lowest rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia and a decrease from the state's 20 percent rate of improper payments two years ago, with state officials crediting several management initiatives put in place since then for the improvements
>> Arizona Republic | Posted Aug. 11, 2014

$1 to $500
Price range for 11 bridges that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is offering for sale, trying to save spans listed on the National Register of Historic Places that are not up to the demands of modern traffic, with sales subject to requirements that the bridges can't be sold for scrap and must be used elsewhere and with purchasers responsible for all associated costs
>> Reuters | Posted Aug. 8, 2014

193,000 tons
Amount of clothing and other textile material tossed into New York City's trash cans--6 percent of the city's waste stream--each year, a number that city officials hope to reduce with a program called re-fashioNYC aiming to make it easier for residents to recycle unwanted clothing
>> TheAtlantic.com, Government Executive | Posted Aug. 7, 2014

More than 41,000
Number of motorists the Texas Department of Transportation erroneously charged for driving on the new DFW Connector near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport during what was marketed as a toll-free period, billing for more than 192,000 transactions that an agency spokesman said will be rectified by crediting electronic-toll-device users who were wrongly charged
>> Dallas Morning News | Posted Aug. 6, 2014

10,180
Number of applicants to join the Los Angeles fire department after a new hiring process was approved in early July to replace one that was halted earlier this year amid concerns over nepotism and mismanagement
>> Los Angeles Times | Posted Aug. 5, 2014

More than $8 billion
Amount that New York City will set aside next year to fund pensions for retired city workers, amounting to 11 percent of the city's budget and more than 12 times the city's outlay in 2000, when the pension payments accounted for less than 2 percent of the municipal budget
>> New York Times | More data
18.6%
The Arizona State Retirement System's projected return on investments for the fiscal year that ended June 30, a level of performance that is expected to result in only a modest increase in the amount public workers and employers pay into the $34.5 billion pension system
>> Arizona Republic | Posted Aug. 4, 2014

As much as 50 percent
Average amount by which six of the largest federal agencies say they plan to reduce the square footage of office space per employee, down to figures ranging from 103 square feet to 200 square feet, as part of an effort to reduce the amount of real estate the agencies use
>> Federal News Radio
About 7,000
Number of underused and excess federal properties, valued at $350 billion, according to an up-to-date White House inventory presented to a House committee whose chairman called the figure "unacceptable"
>> Government Executive | Posted Aug. 1, 2014

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