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Gerry Smith

How A Government Computer Glitch Forced Thousands Of Families To Go Hungry

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Camilla Lewis and her son, Jamarri, did not receive food stamp payments for three months. (Photo: Gerry Smith/Huffington Post) WAKE FOREST, N.C...

The Inevitability of Transparency as the New Paradigm of Government

David K. Rehr | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Republicans have an incentive to embrace transparency because it will lead to more efficient government and they will have something "new" to campaign on. Frankly, just talking about balanced budgets and tax cuts do not have the same voter impact they have had in the 1980s.

Which Party Will Grab the Mantle of Transparency?

David K. Rehr | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Of course, the losers for the lack of forward-looking ideas are the American people. They put their confidence in government to solve problems at reasonable costs and help improve the quality of their lives. But neither is occurring.

Guess Who Wrote A Book?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.28.2013 | San Francisco

Now that California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom's Current TV chat show has evaporated, the famously restless leader needs something to do that likely do...

Rise of the Civic Startup

Stephen Hardy | Posted 12.31.2012 | Technology
Stephen Hardy

Over the last decade unprecedented technological advances and urbanization created an opportunity for startups to enter the civic realm. But the government sector has largely lagged behind. Now is the time to change that.

The Heartbeat of Bogotá: Engaging the Population of a City to Reinvent Itself for the Digital Age

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Don Tapscott

Around the world our cities are in desperate need of rejuvenation and transformation. Elected officials are scrambling to equip their cities for the 21st century, talking about creating "open," "networked," and "smart" cities.

Separating Wheat From Chaff

Susan Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

The U.S. government is helping dissident groups across the globe get access to new types of communications technologies. The plain folk are speaking, and the U.S. government is listening.

Jason Linkins

This Day In Failed Government Technology

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Matt Yglesias points his readers to the website of the Senate Finance Committee, as an example of just how spectacularly behind the curve the federal ...

Government Technology: New Alcohol Sweat Monitor Threatens Privacy

washingtonpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The idea that governments could monitor its citizens' every move with technology has been the stuff of fiction for decades, and the technology that al...