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Socrata Joins Open Data Institute (ODI)

Press Release | Socrata | October 24, 2013

Cloud Software Company Provides Tools, Technology and Expertise to Boost Government Decision-Making and Efficiency While Aiding Economic Growth Read More »

Todd Park Speaks At IFE INFO Public Policy Roundtable On July 11, 2013

Elise Ravenscroft | Institute for Education | July 3, 2013

United States Chief Technology Officer, Assistant to the President and “entrepreneur-in-residence” Todd Park was IFE’s honored guest speaker at the June 11th INFO Public Policy Roundtable. [...] Read More »

U.S. CIO Talks Of Opening More Government Datasets To Spur Innovation

Tam Harbert | Data Informed | January 16, 2013

If more of the government’s data could be made available to the public, it could spur a new wave of government efficiency and data-driven innovation. That was the message Steven L. VanRoekel, U.S. federal CIO, delivered in his keynote address Tuesday at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cloud Computing and Big Data Workshop here on January 15. Read More »

U.S. Tech Team Tries To Attract Developers To Government, Pledges To Use Open Data

Sean Ludwig | VentureBeat | May 23, 2012

The CTO and CIO of the U.S. government have announced a new digital roadmap for the U.S. that encourages the further use of open data, and tries to inspire developers to work for the government. Read More »

Unlocking Government Data Poised To Create Whole New Industries -- And Make Washington Work Better

Robert A. Runge | | September 3, 2014

Robert A. Runge serves on the board of directors at Socrata, a cloud software company focused on freeing access to public sector data.  Let’s start with the obvious -- government data is unique in the world of data...

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Ushering In A New Era Of Fact-Based, Data-Driven Government (Industry Perspective)

Robert Runge | Government Technology | November 12, 2014

How can government use data, arguably the most valuable natural resource of the 21st century, for smarter decision-making?...

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VA Appoints Entrepreneur As New Chief Technology Officer

Press Release | The Federal Savings Bank (FSB), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | August 4, 2013

The Federal Savings Bank, an institution specialized in veteran loans, echoes news of the positive efforts made by the Department of Veteran Affairs to reduce the disability claims backlog. Read More »

VanRoekel Gives Update On Federal Government Digital Efforts

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | August 24, 2012

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel provided a three-month anniversary update on deliverables related to the federal Digital Government Strategy, emphasizing the efforts made are critical in providing “the highest value of services” for the American people. Read More »

Veterans Affairs Department Appoints New CTO

Elena Malykhina | InformationWeek | July 30, 2013

New CTO Marina Martin broke fresh ground as an entrepreneur in government, a Presidential Innovation Fellow and as senior adviser to federal CTO Todd Park. Read More »

Victoria Govt Makes Its Spatial Data Available To Public [Australia]

Michael Lee | ZDNet | July 8, 2013

The Victorian government has released a new set of spatial data as part of its DataVic Access policy, which makes government information freely available to the public.

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White House Expands Guidance On Promoting Open Data

Charles S. Clark | Nextgov | August 19, 2013

White House officials have announced expanded technical guidance to help agencies make more data accessible to the public in machine-readable formats. Read More »

White House Innovation Fellows On Open Health Data

Leah Stern | Health Data Consortium | August 27, 2012

Last Thursday, the White House announced the inaugural crop of Innovation Fellows. We’ve been eagerly anticipating this announcement, heralding as it does the latest exciting open government venture. In particular, we’re excited that three of the fellows are working on Blue Button, a tool to allow millions of Americans to download their personal health information electronically. Read More »

White House Marks Digital Gov Strategy’s First Milestones

David Hubler | GCN | August 24, 2012

Federal agencies are making “great strides” toward meeting President Barack Obama’s May 23 directive, “Building a 21st Century Digital Government” during the next year, Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said in marking the first quarterly anniversary of the initiative. Read More »

White House Orders Agencies To Follow New Open Data Standards

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | May 9, 2013

Government agencies must collect and publish new information in open, machine-readable and, whenever possible, non-proprietary formats, according to a White House executive order and open data policy published Thursday. Read More »

White House Revamps Data.Gov

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 16, 2013

The White House previewed an update to the government information trove on Tuesday that it said would offer better search, more responsive design and deeper background on how the public is using government data. Read More »