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A Better Model For HealthCare.gov Is Weather.gov

Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld | October 27, 2013

Instead of beating up the government for its HealthCare.gov rollout, let’s look at what the U.S. gets right. It excels at providing data to businesses, individuals, application developers, researchers, or anyone with a need for it. Read More »

A Look Inside Chicago's Open Gov Hack Nights

Megan DeGruttola | OpenSource Delivers | December 4, 2014

The government’s open data movement, sometimes referred to as Gov 2.0, has come a long way in the past few years. Most are familiar with the Obama administration’s open data initiative and the launch of Data.gov, but there are extremely active open data civic movements taking place in cities across the U.S...

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Agencies Will Shutter Nearly 400 Data Centers Before October

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 8, 2013

The government has shuttered 420 data centers since 2010, 38 of them in the past 10 weeks, according to updated figures the Office of Management and Budget released Friday. Read More »

Appallicious Joins With SF To Launch Park And Rec iPhone App

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | October 15, 2012

Later today, as part of Innovation Month, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will unveil SF Recreation & Park’s official iPhone App, SFRECPARK, developed for San Francisco by mobile commerce company Appallicious. Read More »

Data.gov Launches A New Consumer Community

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 11, 2013

The team at Data.gov launched its 16th data community on Monday, this one focused on government-gathered data that may be valuable to consumers. Read More »

Data.gov Launches New Catalog and APIs

Data.Gov Administrator | Data.Gov | May 22, 2013

Data.gov is launching two innovations today to mark both the anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy and the fourth anniversary of Data.gov.  First is a comprehensive listing of the application programming interfaces (APIs) that were released from across the federal government as part of the Digital Government Strategy. Data.gov is also launching a new data catalog on an open source data management system called CKAN  Read More »

Data.gov Moving To An Open Source Platform

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | December 19, 2012

The team that manages Data.gov is well on its way to making the government data repository open source using a new back-end called the Open Government Platform, officials said during a Web discussion Wednesday. Read More »

Data.gov, World Bank to host 2012 International Open Government Data Conference

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | June 4, 2012

The 2012 International Open Government Data Conference, co-sponsored by Data.gov and the World Bank, will be held July 10-12 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Federal Shutdown: We Miss Our Data

Wyatt Kash | Information Week | October 9, 2013

One of the potential benefits of the government's partial shutdown is a new-found appreciation for many of the federally provided services Americans take for granted. Read More »

Feds' Top Entrepreneur Shaking Data From Government's File Cabinets

Tom Watkins | CNN | September 23, 2012

Todd Park's job is to unleash the power of innovation inside the oh-so change-resistant walls of government, and he appears to love it. Read More »

From Coding To Tangible Results: FEMA’s First Open Data Town Hall

Jason Lindesmith | FEMA | April 11, 2014

The approach to FEMA’s first-ever Data Town Hall was refreshing because our OpenFEMA team harked just as much about project management and results as they did about getting creative when using FEMA’s data. The attendees were asked to break into five challenge tracks: GIS, Disaster Assistance Assessment Dashboard, Accessibility, API and Fire Viz; each with a specific project and private sector team lead.

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G-8 Conference Highlights Importance Of Open Data In Ag

Staff Writer | CropLife | April 29, 2013

The G-8 Open Data For Agriculture Conference kicked off with an announcement from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on the new virtual community launched on Data.gov. Read More »

Government Data Goes Public

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 15, 2013

When the real estate sites Trulia and Zillow both made initial public offerings this summer it was more than just a victory for the two companies, federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said Tuesday. Read More »

Government Open Data Proves A Treasure Trove For Savvy Businesses

Cindy Waxer | Computer World | March 24, 2014

Hoping to capitalize on free government information, IT leaders are discovering the value -- and vexation -- of converting terabytes of data into new revenue streams.  When President Barack Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order last May, many IT leaders applauded the White House's decision to release treasure troves of public data as part of an important government initiative for greater transparency.

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How The U.S. Chief Technology Officer Is Making Data Awesome

Alex Fitzpatrick | Mashable | September 22, 2012

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the White House, gave the audience at the 2012 Social Good Summit on Saturday a high-energy lesson in the importance of making government data more useful and available to anyone. Read More »