U.S.-India Joint Commission Touts Open Government Platform

Andrew Lapin | Nextgov | June 12, 2012

Government representatives from the United States and India had high praise for the two countries’ Open Government Platform partnership at Monday’s second joint commission meeting on science and technology cooperation between the nations. “It has truly been awesome and it has truly been inspiring, and those are words I don’t use very often,” White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Chris Vein said during the introductory remarks.

Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake was on hand to praise the collaboration as well, calling it “a wonderful example of how our two great democracies have leveraged our two countries’ cooperation on innovation and on technology to advance democracy and to advance the lives of our people.” Over the course of the 45-minute presentation at the State Department other details emerged about the project beyond the assertion that it was great...