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Government Data

Uncle Sam's Databases of Suspicion

Hina Shamsi | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Hina Shamsi

At a fundamental level, suspicious activity reporting, as well as the digital and physical infrastructure of networked computer servers and fusion centers built around it, depends on what the government defines as suspicious. As it happens, this turns out to include innocuous, First Amendment-protected behavior.

Is the US Government Cooking the Books?

Solomon Kahn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Home
Solomon Kahn

Let's take Benford's Law and apply it to the US Budget to see if everything checks out!

The Data Hackers

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Pratap Chatterjee

We willingly hand over all of this information to the big data companies and in return they facilitate our communications and provide us with diversions. But there is a second kind of data company of which most people are unaware.

Using Data to Improve Government Performance

Tom Fox | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Based on interviews and focus groups with federal employees -- managers, program staff and analytics staff -- we identified strategies for using data to make informed assessments of how programs are working and how to achieve better results.

Poverty in the Era of Data

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Data is doing to public subsidies today what privatization did to public enterprises two decades ago: it is lifting the veil of inefficiency. With better household surveys, we can identify who exactly benefits from every dollar the government spends.

Tim Berners-Lee Government Data Project Unveiled

BBC News | BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled his latest venture for the UK government, which offers the public better access to official data....

OpenCongress: Congressional Data Is Defective By Design

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today’s launch of the “Baucus Bill”— aka “America’s Healthy Future Act”, aka the “mark” version of a health care reform bill coming ...