Government

Open source technologies, communities, and methodologies are playing an increasingly important role in international governments and policy-making.

Hacking government procurement with a new RFP

duplication
If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining...Read more

Should your government consider a "request for partnership" to prevent duplication and save tax-payer dollars in IT?

duplication
If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining revenues and limited resources, the approach to partnerships and getting work done may change within government in the near future. I forsee a shift from the traditional RFP process to a request for partnership .Read more

10 tools to help open source cities maintain transparency

tranparency for open government
Today, transparency is a critical aspect in all areas of government. With Internet access, citizens are looking for more information about what is...Read more

What the future holds for an open source city

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The future for Raleigh, NC as an open global city is very promising. There is a strong, participatory culture that is both leading and adding value...Read more

Open Contracting Principles reflect norms and best practices from around the world

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Authored by Lindsey Marchessault Over the past year, the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) has facilitated a global consultation process to create a...Read more

Observations from this year's NSA Open Source Industry Day

open source control not desirable
I attended the NSA Open Source Industry Day in Maryland this year and thought I'd summarize what did and didn't surprise me. We'll see if these...Read more

NC Datapalooza 2013: Why publicly available data is innovative

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If you live in the southeastern US (aka the Bible Belt) as I do, you’ve probably been to a church revival or two (or twenty). Revival is an event...Read more

The US Constitution version 2.0

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After 'version 1.0' of the US Constitution was released to the public on Sept 17, 1787 there was remaining discontent among several states regarding...Read more