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Open Government Data: Not Just Good Policy, But Economically Sound

W. David Stephenson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
W. David Stephenson

It's time for those on both the right and left concerned about the cost and efficiency of government to join in: opening up data makes hard economic sense as well.

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.

'One Report' As Part of the Debt Package Could Cut Government Costs and Boost the Economy

W. David Stephenson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
W. David Stephenson

No matter what savings result from the current deficit reduction negotiations, there's little hope for long-term, structural savings if we continue to...

Will Another Crisis Let Japan Gain Economic Advantage?

W. David Stephenson | Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology
W. David Stephenson

I can't think of a major economy that has suffered two massive disasters in a century other than Japan. Given the way Japan rebuilt after World War II...

Simple Tech Tool Could Cut Billions in Spending, Help Both Parties

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. David Stephenson

One way of lowering the tone of rhetoric on political issues would be to make it more fact-based. If the White House wants to try to find any kind o...

Simple Mortgage Mess Fix Ideal for New Political Realities

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. David Stephenson

Two years ago I wrote in this space that a simple technological tool, automated, "structured" data feeds, could allow for "smart" regulation of banks...

Going Green in Annual Reports

Robert G. Eccles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert G. Eccles

A few innovative companies around the world have recently started issuing a single "integrated report" that combines information on financial, environmental, social, and governance performance.

Obama Can Revolutionize Government Through Democratizing Data

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. David Stephenson

Tagged government data can serve many purposes at minimal cost since the information flows automatically. It could improve both government operating efficiency and decision-making.