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Datagov More Than Just Numbers

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was posted on the White House Blog. Did you know that 3 in 4 Asian Americans speak a language other than English a...

Transparency Or Transparently Corrupt: What Kind Of Government Do We Want?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Cliff Schecter

I had a client a few years back named Onvia. Onvia provided better and more timely information than the federal government, regarding where stimulus d...

Politics Is in Everything. Period.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.12.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Politics seems to be in everything now. Whether it is your home loan, your school loan; even your reproductive rights or the right to bear arms. Belie...

Public Cut Out of Budget Negotiations

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

A very small number of political leaders have ended up with startling control over the country's priorities, and the public has been left piecing together what is happening well after it's been decided.

Why Cutting E-Gov Funding Threatens American Jobs

Beth Simone Noveck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Simone Noveck

By making government data available through E-Gov programs, public officials can then reach outside of government for creative answers to tough problems, which, in turn can save money.

Exploring Open Government at the Woodstock of Science (VIDEO)

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alexander Howard

This weekend, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. hosted the nation's first National Science Festival. For the thousands of kids, it was a valuable opportunity to become excited about potential careers in scientific discovery.

A Setback in the Commitment From the White House

Ellen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Miller

With the appointment of White House Counsel Bob Bauer and Steven Croley to the Domestic Policy Counsel, we have just lost an important fight over how the administration will handle the duties of 'ethics czar' post Norm Eisen's tenure.

Visualizing Hunger and Its Impact: Why We Need a Hunger Data Consortium

Anne Mai Bertelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Mai Bertelsen

Hunger is on the rise in America despite decades of government programs and private outreach. According to the most recent figures -- which are almost two years old -- over 49 million Americans suffer from food insecurity. Redesign: A Sneak Peek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

One year ago this Friday, United States chief information officer Vivek Kundra launched an ambitious website called to make the government's ...

Rhetoric or Reality: White House Touts Posting of "High-Value" Government Data as Advancing Transparency

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Though the Obama administration required federal agencies to publish online at least three "high-value data sets," many of the data are obscure, old, or already publicly available.

Video: Sir Tim Berners-Lee Says the Semantic Web Has Arrived and the Obama Administration is "Onboard"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been on a quest for several years for the adoption of something he has coined the semantic Web -- a data-rich, interconnected Web.

Most Interesting Start-up of the Year? The Federal Government

Anil Dash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anil Dash

Our government's embrace of the same web technologies that have radically improved productivity in the private sector represents a permanent and fundamental upgrade in the way our government functions. Federal Agencies Get Online Store For Cloud Services, Apps

ReadWriteEnterprise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The government cloud computing service rumored since late July is here, and companies are jumping at the chance to join, an "online storefron...

New York City Proposes Accountability and Transparency Website

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Craig Newmark

What that means is that people can write applications which show what's going on in NYC government.

An Open Digital Iraq Inquiry

William Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Perrin

There is an opportunity to follow the Obama model and redefine open-ness and transparency using the internet.