local government

Jeanne Holm is the lead for communications, collaboration, and outreach for the Data.gov project. In this interview, she shares with me how this flagship open government project is coming along since it's inception in 2009.
0 comments Posted 19 Sep 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
open data moves open governments forward
Open Government Week is always a time for reflection on what has changed in the previous 12 months, and this year is no exception. Open Raleigh is nearing it’s second year as a program. Open Raleigh shares this milestone with the Open Data Institute (ODI) which is also nearing a second birthday.... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 May 2014 by Jason Hare Feed
citizen participation
What is civic hacking? Seventy people gathered together one sunny Oakland afternoon to volunteer and improve their city. There were no rakes or yard tools normally seen at volunteer-day events though. No paint brushes, no trash bags, no canned soup bins. These seventy people were laden with laptops... Read more
4 comments Posted 19 Feb 2014 by Andrew Hyder Feed
contest for citizen participation and local open government
Bloomberg Philanthropies recently launched the Mayors Challenge, a contest for funding in the European Union where large cities submit new, innovative ideas for solving local problems. The EU contest is modeled on a similar competition for cities in the United States, where more than 300 cities... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Dec 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Hack the Stacks
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between local government, non-profits, the media, and the community four months later. What they came to understand was that we can grow stronger when we work... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Nov 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of sharing public data online, there is an increasing need to articulate what it means to open data—and how to create policies that can not only support... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Sep 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of sharing public data online, there is an increasing need to articulate what it means to open data—and how to create policies that can not only support... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Sep 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
open by default in local government
Recently there has been a lot of buzz around the release of the White House’s new Open Data Policy in Memorandum M-13-13. For those of you that may not have read the memorandum in its entirety it directs federal agencies to make all data open and machine readable by default. Obviously there are... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 May 2013 by Jason Hare Feed
Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments. While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing?... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments. While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing?... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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