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New Patient-Focused Commitments to Advance the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

Press Release | The White House | July 8, 2015

Today, marking six months of progress to advance [Precision Medicine Initiative] PMI, the White House is hosting a Champions of Change event honoring extraordinary individuals from across the country who are making a difference in the lives of patients and driving precision medicine forward. In addition to celebrating these Champions, Federal agencies and private-sector groups are stepping up to the President’s call to action to advance the PMI by making important commitments to... Read More »

New US Digital Service Looks to Avoid IT Catastrophes

Alex Howard | TechPresident | August 13, 2014

The second initiative went live on Monday, when the White House formally launched a United States Digital Service (USDS) and published an open source Digital Services Playbook and a “TechFAR,” a part of the guide that “highlights the flexibilities in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that can help agencies implement ‘plays’ from the Digital Services Playbook.” Read More »

News Challenge On Open Gov Launches Feb. 12

John Bracken | Knight Foundation | January 30, 2013

The Knight News Challenge on open government will run from Feb. 12 to March 18. It’s an opportunity to win part of the $5 million we’ll use this year to support innovative projects. Read More »

Oakland Pulls Ahead Of SF In The Bay Bridge Open Government Series

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | February 19, 2013

It hasn’t garnered the accolades San Francisco historically has, but it appears Oakland is starting to pull ahead in the Bay Bridge Open Government Series. Read More »

Open Innovation—The Passion Behind the Civic Commons Community

Nick Grossman | opensource.com | February 22, 2012

From the beginning, Civic Commons has been a dynamic community initiative. Read More »

Open Source Your City With Open Government

Jason Hibbets | GovLoop | March 6, 2013

My latest writing project has been quite challenging. At the beginning of 2013, I wrapped up the first draft of a book I’m writing about the open government movement in Raleigh, North Carolina. The City of Raleigh has made a lot of progress over the last two years, which is part of the inspiration for collecting Raleigh’s story... Read More »

Pahlka Named Deputy CTO Of Innovation

Camille Tuutti | FedScoop | May 30, 2013

Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director at Code for America, announced May 30 she is joining OSTP to serve as deputy chief technology officer for government innovation under U.S. CTO Todd Park. Read More »

Philadelphia Open Government 2011 Year in Review

Mark Headd | GovFresh | December 29, 2011

2011 began with enormous potential for the growth of the open government footprint in Philadelphia because of a group of coders and designers that came to town as part of Code for America (CfA). Philadelphia was one of the CfA partner cities for 2011, and the group of fellows that came to town in the early part of the year wasted no time in making their presence felt.

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Pursuing Adoption of Free and Open Source Software in Governments

Free and open source software creates a natural — and even necessary — fit with government. I joined a panel this past weekend at the Free Software Foundation conference LibrePlanet on this topic and have covered it previously in a journal article and talk. Our panel focused on barriers to its adoption and steps that free software advocates could take to reach out to government agencies. Read More »

San Francisco's Plan: Open Government, Open Data, Open Doors to New Business and Better Services

Sarah Lai Stirland | Tech President | January 24, 2012

Headd has been urging local governments to think of open data as an economic development tool for some time. In particular, he has argued in the past that financially strapped states could leverage the data in lieu of loans and grants to stimulate the creation and growth of small businesses. Read More »

The Best Open Data Releases Of 2012

Emily Badger | The Atlantic Cities | December 19, 2012

Last year, Cities named ten of its favorite metro datasets of 2011 from cities across North America, illustrating the breadth of what we might learn (regarding mosquito traps! misplaced vehicles! energy consumption!) in the still relatively young field of urban open data. For this year's installment, we're going one step further... Read More »

The rise of the citizen CIO

Jason Hibbets | OpenSource.Com | August 6, 2013

Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? Read More »

The US Government’s Digital Strategy: The New Benchmark and Some Lessons

David Eaves | OpenSource.com | June 14, 2012

The White House recently launched its new roadmap for digital government. This included the publication of Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People (PDF version), the issuing of a Presidential directive and the announcement of White House Innovation Fellows.

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These 9 Cities Will Code For America In 2013

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | October 2, 2012

Code for America announced the 9 cities that will participate in its 2013 fellowship program. The 2013 partner cities include Kansas City, Las Vegas, Louisville, New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo County (Calif.), South Bend and Summit County (Ohio). Read More »