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Open Government: Building Trust and Civic Engagement

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.27.2014 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

Cities and states are now the driving force in a national movement to harness technology to share a wealth of government information and data. Many forward thinking local governments now provide effective tools to the public to make sense of all this data.

GOV20LA 2014 Announces More Women Than Men to Speak.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

GOV20LA Announces More Women than Men to Men Speak at 2014 Conference: GOV20LA, an intimate and powerful conference brings together innovative lead...

Real-Time Disclosure -- One Simple Fix for a More Informed Public

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Citizens are affected every day -- not just in the weeks before an election -- by the decisions of their elected representatives, and have the right to know when those decisions are being driven by large campaign contributions.

Can Young People Make Government More Accountable?

Ravi Kumar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ravi Kumar

On a rainy Friday morning during the first week of this month, a young woman got on the stage of the auditorium in Queen Elizabeth Conference Center...

Open Data Executive Order Shows Path Forward

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

By requiring agencies to publicly list all their data that could be made public, the president is not just reaffirming that decisions about disclosure should be based on the public interest, he's also giving the public (and Congress) tools to enforce them.

Off the SOPA Box and Into the Town Square

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The Internet blackout was an innovation for sure, but it still belongs in the category of advocacy politics that I'll called "Surround and Punish." What is missing is something the military calls "situational awareness."

Bringing It All Back Home: An Example of How Open Government Tools Can Affect Everyday People and Public Policy

Danielle Brian | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Danielle Brian

Access to information is what allows us to ensure the government is doing its job protecting public health and safety -- from our drinking water to our investments.

So, What is Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

People across the country are working to bring massive societal change to how we interact with our government.

Troll Patrol - 5 Things You Can Do

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Trolling is a growing problem online and especially in social media spaces. It clogs up our email boxes, confuses the follower/following counts and throws monkey wrenches into people actively building engaged online communities. I have created my own types based on behavior I have seen.

Video, People, Language Capture The Energy of Gov 2.0 LA

Alan W. Silberberg and Ralph J. Shapira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg and Ralph J. Shapira

One of the key themes in this past weekend's event was "Video is the New Text." Another is that the jargon and language used in Government 2.0 is holding us back.