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New Study: What do you think about Open Government?—Code for America Blog

Friday, December 17, 2010

Socrata released this week its Open Government Data Benchmark Survey, which was worthwhile not just for the questions that it asked, but also its approach. Instead of just focusing on just government officials or developers, the study polled both, as well as the public more broadly. The result was an interesting, useful, broad, and yet detailed picture of the effort to open up government.

Chopra Reflects on Year of Open Gov—ExecutiveGov Blog

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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.

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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.