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Shine A Light

Staff Writer | The Missourian | March 19, 2014

This is Sunshine Week across the country. It’s a time when newspapers, press organizations and journalists extol the virtues of open government and promote the importance of access to public information.This is Sunshine Week across the country.

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Sivak Named New HHS CTO

David Stegon | FedScoop | June 14, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services has named Bryan Sivak as the department’s next chief technology officer.

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Socrata Partners With Ethos To Deliver Government Open Performance Solution In The United Kingdom And Europe

Press Release | Socrata, Ethos | March 18, 2014

Socrata, a Seattle and London-based, open government, open data, and open performance solutions company, has announced a strategic partnership with UK headquartered, Ethos, the leading provider of “Smart City” solutions. Together, Socrata and Ethos will partner to deliver an open performance solution specifically designed to create measurable outcomes for cities and municipalities in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe.

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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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Software Is About to Eat Chronic Disease and Save Us

Phineas Barnes | Business Insider | February 9, 2012

Changes are coming. Unprecedented access to data about providers, results of procedures and quality of hospitals and other care giving institutions will be expanding in amazing ways as electronic health records legislation ripples through the industry. The BlueButton Health project is a great example and this is just the beginning. Read More »

Stanford Conference To Explore Right To Information And Technology

Sadaf H. Minapara | CDDRL | March 4, 2013

A global movement has been underway to use innovative technology platforms to record, store, process, and disseminate public information to advance transparency and accountability... Read More »

Strata Week: New Open-Data Initiatives in Canada and the UK

Audrey Watters | O'Reilly Radar | December 1, 2011

Embassy Magazine broke the news this week that all of Statistics Canada's online data will be made available to the public for free, released under the Government of Canada's Open Data License Agreement beginning in February 2012. Statistics Canada is the federal agency commissioned with producing statistics to help understand the Canadian economy, culture, resources, and population. (It runs the Canadian census every five years.)

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Sunlight Foundation's Eric Mill Scouts Out New Developments in Government

Jason Hibbets | | August 1, 2012

Scout rapidly searches all kinds of government activity—bills, regulations, speeches—at the state and federal level, and can notify you about all of it.

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Tech in Obama's 2013 Budget Proposal: Still High Hopes for Gov 2.0

Sarah Lai Stirland | techPresident | February 14, 2012

The $16.7 million is far lower than the $34 million per year that the administration had allocated for e-government initiatives in 2009 and 2010, but it’s more than the $12.4 million that congressional appropriators approved late last year for fiscal 2012. The administration and open government advocates had to vigorously fight off appropriators’ efforts to slash the funds for e-government initiatives during last year's budget battles.

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The Bond Between Data and Journalism Grows Stronger

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | February 14, 2012

To learn more about the shifting world of data journalism, I interviewed Liliana Bounegru (@bb_liliana), project coordinator of SYNC3, the first international Data Journalism Awards, and Data Driven Journalism at the European Journalism Centre.

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The Current State of Open Data in the US Government

In this article I will discuss the importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open data. When I read an article on the Center for Data Innovation site, Congress Is Stepping Up to Protect Open Data, I was struck by two feelings: elation and surprise... The article links to a 2013 McKinsey report, Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information, that says the national open data initiative of "open by default" represents real economic and transparency value for the public. The report points out that there is no assurance that open data will survive the end of the current administration...

The Dynamics of Opening Government Data

According to a white paper released this week by the Center for Technology in Government entitled "The Dynamics of Opening Government Data", government agencies in the U.S. and around the world are working to advance 'open government' principles and use 'open data'  in more effective ways to better serve the public. Read More »

The Interview: Aneesh Chopra

Nancy Scola | The Atlantic | February 6, 2012

The outgoing chief technology officer of the United States talks SOPA, open government, and MacGyvering an innovations policy for the country.

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The IT Dashboard: Not Exactly Transparent

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 29, 2013

Is the Federal IT Dashboard really providing more transparency or just more fog? Read More »

The Next Four Years In Government It Will Be About Implementation

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | November 7, 2012

President Obama’s two campaign themes -- change in 2008 and forward in 2012 -- could just as easily describe the government’s likely approach to information technology during his two terms, analysts told Nextgov on Wednesday.

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