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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

Top 5 misconceptions about open source in government programs

open source in government programs
On March 15, 2013, ComputerWeekly.com, the “leading provider of news, analysis, opinion, information and services for the UK IT community” published...Read more

Default to open data: an Executive Order

Last week, The White House published an Executive Order by which the default method for government data collection and dissemination must now be:Read more

Gather crowdsourced public input with Shareabouts app

Citizen participation
As stressful as elections can be, they always bring a welcome surge of patriotism. United States citizens have a lot of opinions about their...Read more

The latest White House moves on open source: Connecting citizen developers to tools

Open the White House
This week, in the latest step to connect citizen developers with the tools they need to unlock government data, the White House updated their website...Read more

Can governments crowdsource their brand?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to...Read more

Should your local government conduct an annual brand survey?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing? Should local governments leverage the power of their citizens and tap into public perception of their city?Read more

Does your city need a better brand?

Open brand
Do governments care about branding? You bet they do. With today's economic climate, governments are looking for ways to get an economic edge and...Read more