open government

See the following - Moving To An Open Source Platform

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | December 19, 2012

The team that manages is well on its way to making the government data repository open source using a new back-end called the Open Government Platform, officials said during a Web discussion Wednesday. Read More »

Demand Better: Making Government More Open And Accountable

John Kachuba and Elissa Yancey | Soapbox | August 27, 2013

When President Obama extolled the virtues of open data in government in a 2010 speech before the United Nations, he created opportunities for hackers, entrepreneurs and governments at all levels to embrace innovation through radical shifts in information exchange. [...] Read More »

Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People

Press Release | The White House | May 23, 2012

The White House just released a Presidential Memorandum on "Building a 21st Century Digital Government." The Presidential Memo was coupled with the release of a Digital Government strategy document and web site with more detailed information. Visit the Digital Government web site. Read More »

Do We Need Five-Star Open Development?

Claudia Schwegmann | OpenAid | September 17, 2012

According to Beth Noveck open data can probably not make government more transparent and accountable. Instead, she holds the value of open data is primarily in making use of the wisdom of crowds to solve complex problems in society. Read More »

Driving Citizen-Centric Open Govt Policies

Staff Writer | FutureGov | August 22, 2012

Mick Chisnall, Executive Director of the Government Information Office at Australian Capital Territory, talks about establishing an open government policy centred around citizen needs and the business acumen necessary for shared services to succeed. Read More »

Elsevier Backs Down, Removes Support for Research Works Act as Elsevier Boycott Grows

Mike Masnick | Techdirt | February 27, 2012

While it never got as much attention as the GoDaddy boycott, it appears the growing boycott of academics, refusing to publish papers in any Reed Elsevier journal, has caused the company to back down. It has now announced that it no longer supports the Research Works Act. Read More »

Elsevier Backs Off RWA Support; Still Opposes Mandated Open Access

Meredith Schwartz | Library Journal | February 27, 2012

Scientific journal publisher Elsevier today withdrew its support for the Research Works Act (RWA), a bill which would have prohibited open access mandates for federally funded research. The publisher had been the target of a boycott among academics, as LJ reported. At press time, 7,486 researchers had pledged not to publish, referee or do editorial work for Elsevier’s journals. Read More »

Elsevier Blinks, Will No Longer Support Research Works Act

Mark Hoofnagle | ScienceBlogs | February 27, 2012

In a victory for science, and those who favor open access for the easy dissemination of scientific results to the public and scientists around the world, Elsevier has withdrawn support for the Research Works Act. Read More »

Emphasizing Open Development, Open Data, & Open Knowledge

Press Release | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland | September 15, 2012

Open knowledge and data will be the topic of the Open Knowledge Festival on 17-22 September. One of the topic streams of the event, jointly organised by Open Knowledge Foundation, the Finnish Institute in London and Aalto Media Factory, is openness and open data related to global development and financing. In the event, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will launch a competition on visualising development cooperation statistics.

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Europe Unveils Open Data Strategy, Hopes to See Economic Benefits

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | December 14, 2011

The European Commission unveiled Dec. 12 an Open Data Strategy for Europe--a revision to its 2003 directive on the re-use of public sector information that adds legislative, deployment and funding elements. Read More »

Even Cities Are Jumping On The Open Source Bandwagon

Alyssa Hertig | Motherboard | August 7, 2014

When most people think “open source” they think of software Github projects and hackers determined to code for the Greater Good. But it’s also a wholesale philosophy that can be applied to many aspects of society—like running a city...

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Excerpts from Keynote Speaker at 2nd International Open Government Data Conference

Caroline Anstey | World Bank Transcript | July 10, 2012

The following are key excerpts from the keynote speaker, World Bank Managing Director Caroline Anstey,  at the 2nd International Open Government Data Conference held this week in Washington, D.C. Read More »

FDA Starts Beta-testing 'The Most Advanced Bioinformatics Platform in the World'

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotechIT | November 16, 2015

The FDA has started testing the precisionFDA platform it developed with DNAnexus. The closed beta test phase is the precursor to a more widespread rollout of the system, which the CEO of DNAnexus has described as being "the most advanced bioinformatics platform in the world." DNAnexus was enlisted by the FDA to help with the project in August...

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Federal CIO Sees Upside to Doing More With Less

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 24, 2012

When information technology officials invoke the budget-cutters' mantra of "doing more with less," they've typically focused on the "less" part of the equation, federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said Friday. For the federal IT community, that has included commitments to close about 1,200 federal data centers during the next three years and shelving major IT projects that h Read More »

Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code

Nathan Eddy | Information Week | August 9, 2016

The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration. The White House officially released its Federal Source Code policy on Aug. 8, designed to support improved access to custom software code developed by or for the US government...

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