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Beth Simone Noveck
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Beth Simone Noveck is a professor of law at New York Law School and director of the Democracy Design Workshop. From 2009-2011 she served as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House where she directed the Open Government Initiative.

Dr. Noveck was named “One of the Hundred Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company magazine and “One of the Top 25 Game Changers” by Politico in 2010.

A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, she is the author of Wiki Government (Brookings Institution Press 2009), which will appear this year in Arabic and Chinese, and co-editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (NYU Press 2006). She tweets @bethnoveck.

Blog Entries by Beth Simone Noveck

Evolving Democracy for the 21st Century

2 Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 14:50:49 (EST)

Network technology has irrevocably changed campaigning and elections. It has the potential to transform governance and the workings of our democracy for the better. These improvements, however, have been slow in coming. Innovations in governance have been thwarted by politics as usual and resistance to devolution of power away from...

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What's in a Name? Open Gov and Good Gov

Posted April 7, 2011 | 18:24:34 (EST)

Last week the White House launched a new website about Good Government.

The site's name appears to be responding to the demands of major watchdog groups (and distances open government from national security questions), who want "accountability data," including information about government spending and the workings of political...

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Why Cutting E-Gov Funding Threatens American Jobs

Posted March 25, 2011 | 12:23:53 (EST)

The House of Representatives is proposing cutbacks to the E-Government technology fund to reduce it down to $2 million, less than the money needed to maintain a single major website. 

Without the funding, the USA will not be able to maintain the national spending data portal (

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