open government

Two countries, separated by a common IT market
The UK Cabinet Office has made no secret of its enthusiasm for open source software. They've provided a Government Action Plan, included open source in their ICT Strategy, and even provided an Open Source Procurement Toolkit for government buyers. They see the same benefits as their US counterparts... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Dec 2011 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Granicus hosts CityCampSF Hackathon to promote civic innovation and open governm
Guest post by Granicus. Granicus is partnering with CityCampSF to host a 24-hour Open Government Hackathon in San Francisco, December 11-12th at Granicus Headquarters. The event is bringing together developers and other creative professionals to build applications that deliver valuable resources... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Dec 2011 by Adriel Hampton Feed
CityCamp Honolulu
The theme that emerged from the first CityCamp Honolulu, held on December 3 (the 17th CityCamp held worldwide), was restoring citizen confidence in their government. In a very collaborative and participatory atmosphere, organizers looked to citizens to generate ideas for the City of Honolulu's... Read more
1 comment Posted 5 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Showing aloha through open government
The City of Honolulu is calling all citizens to join the open government movement on December 3 and to prove the value of government data as a platform. They hope to entice citizens to shape the future of their city by identifying open government opportunities, discussing technology, and... Read more
7 comments Posted 28 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open government, what is it really?
Below are my notes from the talk I gave at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2011 on open government, where I tried to go into some of the practicalities of open government implementation and projects. I had a great response from the packed room, so thanks everyone for attending (and for... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Nov 2011 by Pia Waugh Feed
Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source
As cities are facing growing demands and shrinking resources, they have to find new ways of solving problems. Change by Us, a new digital platform that enables citizens to collaborate on projects for city improvement themselves, is a promising model of a new kind of civic engagement. Launched in... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Nov 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Open government leaders support funding for key transparency initiatives
OMB Watch and the Sunlight Foundation today [November 16, 2011] released an open letter to the U.S. Senate supporting continued funding for the Electronic Government Fund's important transparency projects. The letter echoes the Obama administration's policy statement issued Nov. 10.
0 comments Posted 18 Nov 2011 by Gavin Baker Feed
Combating duplication with open government
The second CityCamp Colorado started off with two speakers from the City of Denver setting the stage for the day’s theme: enhancing access to government. Held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on October 28, 2011, more than 70 people gathered to participate, learn, and... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The power shift effect of open government
The second CityCamp Colorado started off with Tom Downey and Stephanie O'Malley from the City of Denver setting the stage for the day’s theme: enhancing access to government. Held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on October 28, 2011, more than 70 people gathered to... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
How federal agencies can implement and benefit from transparency
The publication, Guide to Owning Transparency: How Federal Agencies Can Implement and Benefit from Transparency, was released earlier this month and is the result of an extended collaboration. The guide was sponsored by the US Office of Personnel Management (formerly the US Civil Service Commission... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Oct 2011 by Tom Moritz Feed

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