Transparent civic improvement with crowdfunding platform

Citizen participation
There are two processes in the public sphere that we all depend on but that few of us really understand. And what's worse is that both are in trouble.Read more

The state of open source at the VA (Veterans Affairs)

open source in government
The US Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) is the second largest agency of the US federal government. It employs more than 280,000 people, and with...Read more

UK government continues strong focus on open standards

open document format standards
A great deal of excitement has been generated by UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude's forceful announcement in late January that the UK...Read more

OpenSaaS and the future of government IT innovation

OpenSaaS and Government IT
In recent years, open source software projects, and, separately, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) products have begun to significantly...Read more

Year-in-Review: Government hot topics on

Top 10 open government articles in 2013
We have policies. Now what? In recent years, news of open source or open standards policies dominated our news feeds. Each new policy was hailed as a...Read more

Solving local problems through citizen participation

contest for citizen participation and local open government
Bloomberg Philanthropies recently launched the Mayors Challenge , a contest for funding in the European Union where large cities submit new,...Read more

Drupal shop in the DC area makes technology work for the unemployed

change through open government
When the US Federal government shutdown from October 1 - 16 this year, a small Drupal shop in the Washington DC area turned a list of freelance gigs...Read more

Open data should be for justice

open data in government
These are my reflections on CityCamp Minnesota 2013, which occurred at St. Thomas in Minneapolis on November 9, 2013. What was it, and what worked...Read more