Government

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

What open data policies can and should do

Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of...Read more

The promise of the Commons: an interview with David Bollier

the commons governance
Originally posted on Shareable . Reposted under Creative Commons. Written by Cat Johnson, a freelance writer focused on community, the sharing...Read more

Open civic dialogue with text messaging

change by citizens
This is the second post in a short series in effort to recognize and celebrate the close of the 2013 Code for America Incubator. This new program was...Read more

Are citizen CIOs a partner or a threat to local government?

What is a citizen CIO?
Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation from community interest groups and citizens on the rise , we’re beginning to see the start of a new movement within open government: telling our government which technologies to deploy. Citizens are identifying—and some are creating themselves—the next wave of applications and resources for their municipalities, such as a crowdsourced answering platform for city services, an open data catalog, and a civic infrastructure adoption website for fire hydrants and storm drains. With this, the role of the citizen CIO is beginning to emerge.Read more

The rise of the citizen CIO

Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation...Read more

Open source is the dominant warfighting doctrine of the 21st century

open source in the military
Open source software offers the promise of a revolutionary transformation in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and government technology at a...Read more

Hackers wanted: Code for America deadline for 2014 Fellowship nears

Quit complaining and start innovating
There are only a few days left to apply. Code for America is looking for developers, designers, researchers, data scientists, and product managers...Read more

US homeland security investing in OSS cybersecurity projects

open economics
Working on cybersecurity and looking for support for your project? The Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) project has begun a seven-week open...Read more