Articles tagged with open government

open government

Thoughts on the White House Executive Order on open data

open data across US parties
As those steeped in the policy wonk geekery of open data are likely already aware, last Thursday the President of the United States issued an...Read more

Transparency Camp event report and review of new tools

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...Read more

Impact of open by default on local government

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...Read more

A directory for open data projects

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...Read more

Open government beyond open data and transparency

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...Read more

Winning a presidential election the open source way

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...Read more

Gov 2.0 rises to the next level: Open data in action

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...Read more

Death Star petition inspires citizen collaboration

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...Read more