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Open Government Initiative

Code for America Meets Austin

Joe Merante | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology
Joe Merante

Whether defined in terms of software, data, or overall transparency, it's clear that Austin, Texas has embraced citizens' expectations of open government.

Reality of Transparency Less Than Its Promise

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 01.21.2012 | Media
Kenneth F. Bunting

Across the globe, there are more people living in countries where citizens supposedly have access rights to government information than do not. But what people are entitled to see under freedom of information laws and what they can easily gain access to are two different realities.

Open Government Data Earns Bipartisan Congressional Support in Washington

Alexander Howard | Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

As these efforts go forward, it will be up to the media, businesses, nonprofits, watchdogs and, of course, citizens to hold them accountable for actions taken, not just rhetoric.

Bianca Bosker

Former U.S Deputy CTO Describes The Tech Trends That Worry Her Most | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.19.2011 | Technology

“My goal was not to be in technology,” said former U.S. deputy chief technology officer Beth Simone Noveck. Her goal was to improve democracy ...

The Two Tribes of Open Government?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The federal government still has a long way to go. In the mean time, can't the two camps in the open government world peacefully coexist? There's just too much work to be done for us to get bogged down in denigrating each others' agendas.