open government

Transparency Camp event report
I got bitten at camp this weekend, but indifference would have been the only relevant repellant and thankfully, I'm allergic to that. Here's what I learned as a first-time camper. Transparency Camp is not for the faint of heart. It requires you to dig in deep. If you are a tech expert, like... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 May 2013 by Jill Miller Zimon 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
Open Data Directory
Open (government) data as it is understood nowadays can still be considered a new concept. It started to gain traction worldwide since the Obama memo in early 2009 and the launch of data.gov a few months later. Following successful leading examples of the US and UK governments we have seen open... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 May 2013 by Carlos Iglesias Feed
a new dawn
The term "Open Government" (OG, hereafter) has been used since the 70s to refer to the effort to reduce bureaucratic opacity and open up governments to public scrutiny. Current notions of OG are thus the result of more than four decades of endeavours to increase the transparency of government... Read more
3 comments Posted 4 Apr 2013 by Pedro Prieto Martin Feed
Standing on the shoulder of giants
One of the ways Obama won the 2012 election was with technology. It wasn’t the only way, but technology offered one thing that feet on the street couldn’t: a force multiplier effect. The technology used during the campaign to accept donations and manage volunteers was based on open source and open... Read more
2 comments Posted 28 Mar 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
two way government
For many, Gov 2.0 is about putting government in the hands of citizens. Whether it’s a mobile app alerting residents to a local meeting or checking social media networks to see which roads are clear for the morning commute. The term should be defined primarily by its utility in helping citizens or... Read more
2 comments Posted 27 Mar 2013 by Logan Harper Feed
public domain
In October, I used "We the People" as an example of how to get citizens engaged with government in an open manner. In November, those engaged citizens petitioned the government to consider building a Death Star. By January, enough signatures had been gathered to garner the administration’s... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Mar 2013 by Matt Micene Feed
Open government
Download our free eBook: Open Voices: Applying open source principles to government This is the soft launch in PDF form of this eBook that collects our best articles about open government initiatives from around the world. In them, our authors discuss the intersection of open source and government... Read more
5 comments Posted 1 Mar 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
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

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