Government

a new dawn
The White House responded last week to the petition: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research. It was posted to the We the People petition site and got 65,704 signatures (the minimum required is 25,000). Notable excerpts:
4 comments Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open states
After more than four years of work from volunteers and a full-time team here at Sunlight we're immensely proud to launch the full Open States site with searchable legislative data for all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Open States is the only comprehensive database of activities from all state... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2013 by Nicko Margolies Feed
Open Source for America logo
Open Source for America (OSFA) announced today the opening of its nomination period for the annual OSFA awards. Each year, the organization recognizes individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the U.S. government.
0 comments Posted 20 Feb 2013 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
puzzle
I have a regional, collaborative philosophy of open data initiatives and municipalities. In North Carolina, the cities of Cary, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill all share the economic engine that is the Research Triangle Park. They also share the innovation engine of five, top universities. The... Read more
4 comments Posted 18 Feb 2013 by Jason Hare Feed
open education resource
In late January, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled the Open Book Project (remarks, project page, press notice), an initiative to expand access to free, high-quality educational materials in Arabic, with a particular focus on science and technology. These resources will be released... Read more
6 comments Posted 15 Feb 2013 by Cable Green Feed
Code Across America
Code Across America is scheduled for February 22-24. It will be a weekend of community building and moving the needle for more openness in local governments across the United States.
2 comments Posted 12 Feb 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open data standards
The wiki The Open Data Day wiki (sans logo, so a little rough around the edges) is now live and ready for action. The wiki is where organizers can list the city in which they’ll be putting together an event and where interested participants can find local events and let people know that they’ll be... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Feb 2013 by David Eaves Feed
liberate docs
The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America, but it had one of the largest problems to solve: how to make it easier to take an idea for a small business from conception to reality. From a concept to a permit. They created an online permitting portal... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2013 by Emily Jarvis Feed
gov commons
Danish municipalities are increasingly using free and open source software for collaboration and innovation of ICT solutions. More than 10% of the country's municipalities last year joined the newly founded Open Website Community OS2. The group has already delivered a Drupal-based municipal content... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Feb 2013 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
open source city
The open government movement in the United States is well underway, though still brand new in terms relative to the pace of the workings of government. Change tends to be delivered slowly, as evident during President Obama’s re-election campaign this year when many of us had to remind ourselves... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed

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