Government

Today in his Open Source Bridge keynote, Mayor Sam Adams of Portland, OR announced Project City Sync, the next step in making local and regional governments more transparent. Adams called on the attendees to help put coherence to city work, to help link up governments, and to put some framework to... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
You may have seen the news about Vivek Kundra, the United States' first Chief Information Officer (CIO), announcing he will leave the post for a fellowship at Harvard University. But will he leave behind an open source legacy? Here's an open thread for you to chime in on:
1 comment Posted 23 Jun 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
“Winning the Future through Open Innovation,” is a progress report recently released by Aneesh Chopra, US Chief Technology Officer, to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) on the Administration’s Open Government Initiative.The report highlights a number of programs at different... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Jun 2011 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, the winners of the Open Data Challenge were announced at the First Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels. The competition was divided into three main  categories: idea, application and visualization. The winner in the idea category was bePart a mobile application that could increase... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Jun 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
On Monday I was invited to participate in the Energy panel of the President's Council of Jobs and Competitiveness.  After introductions by NCSU Chancellor Randy Woodson, North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan, and US Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Chair of the Council (and Chairman and... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Jun 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
San Francisco will hold its second CityCamp, CityCampSF 2011, this Saturday, June 18, and include municipal employees, journalists, developers and neighborhood leaders “working on solutions for better communities and government.” The event is hosted by SF Department of Technology. We asked... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Jun 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
I was privileged this past weekend to be involved in a twenty-first century version of participatory government. CityCamp Raleigh was an 'unconference' with little planned structure other than the first day. We learned about unconferences, CityCamps in other cities, and problems facing citizens... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Jun 2011 by David Both Feed
Data drives everything. And if you haven't taken a trip to Utah.gov lately, you're missing one of the top data-driven destinations on the web. Launched on June 1, their website redesign was based on two primary factors: (1) closely monitoring visitor behavior via website statistics and (2) pulling... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Jun 2011 by Andrew Krzmarzick Feed
What is innovation? In this week’s edition of Time Magazine, Fareed Zakaria writes: "We don't really have a good fix on the concept. We know it when we see it. But this much is clear: it encompasses more than just scientific or technological breakthroughs..."
1 comment Posted 7 Jun 2011 by Harrison Gilbert Feed
Organizing an unconference is easy if you've got passionate people with the right talent, leaders with a strong vision, and the right organizational tools chosen by the team. Typically, it's a group of volunteers who come together and self-organize into a community of passion. This was also the... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Jun 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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