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Data 2.0 Coming Next Week as Future Uncertain—Programmable Web Blog

Friday, April 1, 2011

Data 2.0 is a conference about information accessibility and how open data can solve problems in business, social and government. Coming next week from San Francisco, the conference will see companies like InfoChimps, Factual and FluidInfo (who all have APIs) coming together to explore the continued opening of data. Yet, the conference is also perfectly timed to discuss the recent news that some U.S. open data initiatives may not survive the month.

Beth Noveck testifies in Canada on the power of Open Government—Gov in the Lab Blog

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dr. Beth Noveck is a Professor of Law, New York Law School, as well as the former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Her experience, both academic and hands-on, is unique and I am sure you will find her insights as interesting as I do. This initial article is her March 2nd, 2011, testimony to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics House of Commons Canada.

Obama touts technology in State of the Union address—Fierce Govt IT

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Technology, and its ability to reshape American society and the federal government, was a running theme throughout President Obama's second State of the Union address Jan. 25. "We have made great strides over the last two years in using technology and getting rid of waste," Obama said, "Veterans can now download their electronic medical records with a click of the mouse."

E-gov services beat offline alternatives on satisfaction study—Federal Computer Week

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Satisfaction with e-government is remaining near historic highs and several federal websites are surpassing private sector websites in their scores, according to a new fourth-quarter 2010 study released today by ForeSee Results.

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

Friday, January 21, 2011

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

Friday, January 21, 2011

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.

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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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.

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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.

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

Saturday, January 8, 2011

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.

Report measures open gov benchmarks—Federal News Radio

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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.