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'The Entrepreneurial State': Apple Didn't Build Your iPhone; Your Taxes Did

Mariana Mazzucato | PBS.org | September 20, 2013

Is government debt slowing economic growth, if not impeding it? The world-wide economic crisis that began in 2007 has kept that question alive, despite the fact that it was private debt that caused the crisis in the first place. But attempts to curb the crisis have also led to an explosion of public sector expenditures like bank bailouts and unemployment insurance that have ballooned debt levels. [...] Read More »

3Rs For Innovating Novel Antibiotics: Sharing Resources, Risks, And Rewards

Anthony D So, Quentin Ruiz-Esparza, Neha Gupta, Otto Cars | BMJ | April 3, 2012

The stream of new antibiotics is struggling to keep up with emerging bacterial resistance. Anthony So and colleagues examine what can be done to increase innovation... Read More »

At Once, A Dearth Of Public Sector Tech Talent And Innovation Inertia

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 18, 2013

The public sector is facing an IT workforce crisis: attracting too few technologists, tasking those that are found with managing outdated systems and failing to nurture the type of culture that could foster innovation. Read More »

Driving Better Governance With Open Source

Clarice Africa | OpenSource.com | July 1, 2013

"Ten years ago, open source—notably Linux—was often labelled a ‘fad’ or destined for the ‘hobbyist’ market,” said Mark Bohannon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs & Global Public Policy at Red Hat... Read More »

ICT Strategy Promises To Save Millions

Linda Davidson | eHealth Insider | March 30, 2011

A new strategy, which the government says will save millions that are currently wasted on public sector ICT, was published by the Cabinet Office today. Read More »

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Says Government Must Embrace Tech, Be Open Source

João-Pierre S. Ruth | Xconomy | March 20, 2013

Monday afternoon Newark Mayor Cory Booker crossed the Hudson River to chat at the OnMedia NYC conference about changes he believes government can make through technology. His administration uses social media to get residents more active in improving their community... Read More »

Presidential Innovation Fellows Get Private And Public Sectors To Collaborate

Justine Brown | GovTech | June 10, 2013

When the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program launched last summer, it elicited a great deal of interest from both the public and private sectors. The unique initiative represents the first time the federal government has asked for help from the private sector in such a specific way and provided a vehicle to accomplish it. Read More »

Public sector in U.K. embracing open source

Daniel Robinson, Rosalie Marshall | V3.Co.UK | September 25, 2012

The [UK's] public sector is finally beginning to understand the security arguments for using open source software, according to experts participating in V3's Security Summit.

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Socrata’s New 2014 Benchmark Report Shows Rapid and Widespread Adoption of Open Data By Governments

Press Release | Socrata | October 31, 2014

...the research confirms that open data is growing quickly; that governments throughout the country have already realized the benefits of open data; and that open data is, and will be, a primary tool for governments to interact with their many stakeholders.

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The Effect Of For-Profit Laboratories On The Accountability, Integration, And Cost Of Canadian Health Care Services

Ross Sutherland | Open Medicine | December 17, 2012

Using for-profit laboratories increases the cost of diagnostic testing and hinders the integration of health care services more generally. Two useful steps toward ending the for-profit provision of laboratory services would be to stop fee-for-service funding and to integrate all laboratory work within public administrative structures.
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The Open Source Paradigm - Part II

Staff Writer | FutureGov | October 12, 2012

Harish Pillay from Red Hat continues on how the support system and programming ecosystem of open source is ideal in providing solutions and services for the public sector. Read More »

Why Don't we £Value Open Source Software Assets?

Developers and software providers love open source software (OSS) for its capability, maturity, accessibility and transparency. So why isn't there more promotion of the use of open source software and why do procurement professionals find it so difficult to grasp the value of open source software? One of the key reasons may lie in the genuine lack of clarity that surrounds the accounting of open source software, which has zero license cost. The ubiquitous use of open source throughout the technology sector coupled with the lack of accounting policy clarity surrounding the acts of creating and open source software, is undervaluing the assets of software intensive sectors like finance and healthcare and of large institutions like the National Health Service (NHS).

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Why Open Source Is a Safe Choice for Government Agencies

Eddie Garcia | GCN | October 14, 2015

Already prevalent in big data applications and many other software solutions regularly employed by agencies, open-source technologies are a natural fit for the public sector. Their ability to combine distributed peer review and transparency drives software innovation at an accelerated pace and at a significantly lower cost.

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