open government

How to treat government like an open source project

Open government is great. At least, it was a few election cycles ago. FOIA requests, open data, seeing how your government works—it's arguably...Read more

City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source

The administration in the Austrian capital, Vienna, is expanding its use of open source solutions, including on its workstations, because of new...Read more

Two obstacles we can hurdle for better open data adoption

Not long ago, the working definitions of "open government" and "open data" barely overlapped. Open government was all about holding up government to...Read more

Two Texas police officers use open data to transform fugitive capture

Simply put, the Code for America (CfA) Accelerator changed our company’s future. We had been on track for increasing sales and product development,...Read more

8 videos to get you excited about open government

Open government isn't a new concept. Thanks to the proliferation of the printing press, the Age of Enlightenment blasted through Europe during the...Read more

Open and interactive budget data launches in New Orleans

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By guest author Kelsey Foster Scandals, mismanagement, and back-room deals; the City of New Orleans has long endured a legacy of opaque policies and...Read more

Direct from the White House: APIs are key to extending platforms

To a technology director at the White House, the State of the Union is like the Superbowl. While the world is watching the President of the United...Read more

3 ways government can unleash the power of feedback

Authored by Hollie Russon Gilman, Georgia Bullen , Laurenellen McCann, and Alissa Black Open government is a critical dimension to democracy. It is...Read more