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Meet 43 Smart People Who Plan To Make Government Work Better

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | June 25, 2013

The second round of Presidential innovation fellows will include a NASA veteran, a University of Massachusetts professor who builds software tutoring systems and a former operations manager for Ushahidi... Read More »

VA Stops Releasing Data On Injured Vets As Total Reaches Grim Milestone [EXCLUSIVE]

Jamie Reno | International Business Times | November 1, 2013

The United States has likely reached a grim but historic milestone in the war on terror: 1 million veterans injured from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But you haven't heard this reported anywhere else. Why? Because the government is no longer sharing this information with the public. Read More »

10 Questions For Obama’s Chief Technology Officer

John Harwood | New York Times | July 8, 2013

[Todd Park's] role has taken on heightened importance after several recent developments, including the implementation of the new health care law, efforts to reduce the backlog in Department of Veterans Affairs claims processing, and privacy issues raised by disclosures about data collection by the National Security Agency. Read More »

A Better Model For Is

Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld | October 27, 2013

Instead of beating up the government for its 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 »

Accela Announces Beta Availability For Developers And Government Agencies

Press Release | Accela | October 15, 2013

Accela, Inc., the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government agencies, announces the beta availability of for Accela customers, partners, and developers. is a free cloud-based open data platform that will make it easier for government agencies to publish and manage datasets. [...] Read More »

Africa: 'Misguided' Nations Lock Up Valuable Geospatial Data

Staff Writer | | January 15, 2014

Many governments, particularly those in low-income countries, are "shooting themselves in the foot" by failing to give research and development communities open access to their caches of geospatial data, experts have warned. Read More »

After West Disaster, News Study Finds U.S. Chemical Safety Data Wrong About 90 Percent

Jon McClure, Daniel Lathrop, and Matt Jacob | Dallas News | August 24, 2013

Even the best national data on chemical accidents is wrong nine times out of 10. A Dallas Morning News analysis of more than 750,000 federal records found pervasive inaccuracies and holes in data on chemical accidents, such as the one in West that killed 15 people and injured more than 300. Read More »

Analysis: Government’s Vast Lockers Of Data Threaten Basic Individual Freedoms

Major Garrett | Nextgov | June 12, 2013

I’m going to try to tie together strands of information NSA-style and see if a pattern emerges. I will be looking for signs that America’s historic definition and understanding of privacy are being eroded. I will also try to understand if that erosion could fundamentally alter an individual American’s relationship to government power. Read More »

Big Data Reaches The Hill: A Guide To Making It More Actionable

Brand Niemann | AOL Government | October 10, 2012

Big data, which has been the hot topic for conferences this year, has also received a good deal of attention on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, most notably with two recent events... Read More »

Budget Authority And Executive Titles Come In For Scrutiny In IT Reform Debate

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 22, 2013

Government chief information officers without authority over their agencies’ technology spending are like “toothless tigers,” former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., testified Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee he once chaired. Read More »

Building-Blocks of a 21st Century Digital Government

Steven VanRoekel | Newsmotion | August 23, 2012

Today marks three months since we released the Digital Government Strategy (PDF/ HTML5) – as part of the President’s directive to build a 21st Century Government that delivers better services to the American people. Read More »

Cabinet Office Seals Open Data Plans

Chris Thorne | eHealth Insider | June 29, 2013

The Cabinet Office has released an open data white paper and relaunched its flagship data portal - which includes new health datasets - as it aims to deliver a “21st century democracy.” Read More »

Can US Government Shift To Outside-In Digital Approach?

Staff Writer | Computerworld | August 12, 2012

Embracing new ideas and technology to solve real problems and deliver winning customer experience management (CXM) strategies is separating winners from losers... Read More »

Checking In On The Presidential Innovation Fellows

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 31, 2013

As they pass the five month mark of their six month tours of duty, it’s a good time to check in on what the Presidential Innovation Fellows are up to. Read More »

Commentary: IT Is Critical To Preventing Fraud And Waste In Austere Times

Ramani Vaidyanathan | Nextgov | September 14, 2012

In the face of intense and growing budget pressures, taxpayers, legislators, and commentators of all political stripes want greater transparency and accountability in government spending. Read More »