Citizens by a 3 to 1 Margin Are More Likely to Vote for Politicians Who Champion Open Government - Despite broad support for the idea of open government 65% of citizens remain unaware of Open Data initiatives.—Marketwire

Socrata, Inc., together with public advocacy organizations and Government 2.0 thought leaders Sunlight Foundation, Personal Democracy Forum, GovLoop, Code for America and David Eaves, today released the findings of the Open Government Data Benchmark Study, which surveyed citizens, government employees and civic application developers to assess the state of Open Data from their perspectives.

Chopra Reflects on Year of Open Gov—ExecutiveGov Blog

2009, the first year of President Barack Obama’s tenure as chief executive, was all about building open government policies, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra told Federal News Radio recently.

Tracking the Progress of the White House Open Government Directive—Huffington Post

December 8 was the one year anniversary of the White House Open Government Directive, which which required federal agencies to take steps to achieve key milestones in transparency, participation, and collaboration.

Report measures open gov benchmarks—Federal News Radio

It has been one year since President Obama's Open Government Directive mandating that the federal government become more transparent by publishing data online. Since that time, agencies have embraced the directive in varying degrees. But up until now there has been no benchmark for open government progress.

How to use accountants to argue for open data—OpenLocalData Blog

Sometimes you need to stop listening to geeks. Sometimes you need to start listening to people in pinstripe suits. When it comes to open data there’s a gem of a report by Deloitte Canada. 'Understanding government' is a belter. It’s an assessment by suits for suits of what open data can achieve. It’s worth downloading.

A Year of Open Government Data: Transparency, but also Innovation—Nodalities Blog

Towards the end of 2010, Wikileaks generates many headlines as it publishes information on the web, causing controversy and leading to talk about politicians hiding information from the public.

IDC: Open government, mobile and 'smart' technologies will change federal IT in 2011—Fierce Govt IT

Emerging technologies and management strategies will take root in the federal government in 2011--whether through mandate or policy change, or as a reaction to budget constraints--according to a panel of analysts participating in a Jan. 12 web conference hosted by IDC Government.

Obama's CIO Kundra says the UK's is groovy like the Beatles, or something—LA Times Blog

If the Beatles are bigger than Jesus, as John Lennon claimed in 1966, then is bigger than both of them? No, but the Beatles were apparently the best comparison to the UK's new Internet project that White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra could come up with.

They Gave Us The Beatles, We Gave Them—The White House Blog

Taking a page from our efforts here in the Obama Administration, the United Kingdom today launched – a site to aggregate datasets from the UK government. It is exciting to see the seeds of openness, accountability, and transparency taking root around the world.