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5 ways feds embraced open data in 2015

Posted, February 8, 2016

Source: | By: Aaron Boyd The federal government has been on an open data kick for some time. But over the last few years, initiatives have moved from just pushing information into the ether to promoting crowdsourcing, helping people use the data and, in turn, helping agencies meet their missions. Read Full Article

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Leading With Data, Socrata Brings Police And Communities Together In A New Relationship Of Trust And Collaboration

Posted, February 4, 2016

Open Data Promotes Transparency and Accountability in Police Departments; Fosters Fact-Based Dialogue that Strengthens Relationships with Citizens, Enhances Operational Efficiency and Reinforces Trust Cities around the Country Including Baltimore, Chicago and Seattle Transforming Police Departments with Big Data Seattle – February 4, 2016 – Socrata (, the global leader in software solutions designed exclusively for

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Can Government Outpace the Private Sector in Innovation?

Posted, January 21, 2016

Source: | By: Kevin Merritt Kevin Merritt is the founder and CEO of Socrata. The University of Washington believes that nurturing boundless innovation and creativity empowers students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners to create a world of good. Through the Innovation Imperative, the UW is creating inclusive solutions to society’s grand challenges. This article

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Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016

Posted, January 7, 2016

Source: | By: Esther Schindler Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off? In ordinary businesses, IT decision-makers can identify the criteria that matter to the organization’s success and respond with choices that best serve those

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White House Publishes 5.02 Million Visitor Access Records

Posted, January 4, 2016

Source: The latest iteration of White House visitation records puts the cumulative total at more than 5 million visitor names published over the last 6 years. Millions of names have been released since President Obama announced the White House would begin publishing its visitor logs in September 2009. The latest iteration of the visitation

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4 Major Takeaways From Chicago’s Open Data Strategy

Posted, January 4, 2016

Source: | By: Dave Nyczepir If you’re looking for a city government with a solid open data strategy, the nation’s third-largest city is a good model to look at for best practices. In a recent workshop, Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology encouraged business owners and other residents to explore and play around with

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9 things you didn’t know about how the EU spends money

Posted, December 16, 2015

Source: Politico | By: Ryan Heath The European Commission has just opened a new window on how the EU spends a huge chunk of its budget. An open data portal allows access to information on EU investments across more than 500 policy programs within six large funds. Internet users can explore the data by country, fund and theme.  Read

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Bellevue to post data with hopes of innovation

Posted, December 10, 2015

Source: | By: Alison Grande BELLEVUE, Wash. — Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci announced plans for the city to post large quantities of city announced plans for the city to post large quantities of city information online. “It will just make data more easily available to the public to know what’s going on in the city,”

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Open Data in government, inspiring better and cheaper services

Posted, December 2, 2015

Source: | By: John Jackson, CIO, Camden Council Open Data can fundamentally change government and the way we govern says John Jackson. Being ‘open data by default’ puts councils in the shoes of their customers and incubates fresh thinking and innovation service delivery. Better still, it can inspire better and cheaper services. When I

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Jane’s World: The Daunting Role of a Middle Manager

Posted, November 25, 2015

Source: Government Executive | By John R. Malgeri and Jeffrey E. Press, November 25, 2015 Jane is a middle manager in the federal government. Jane is responsible for translating broad objectives established by her leadership into manageable activities for her and her employees. Jane also performs technical work because her office is significantly understaffed. She

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Treasurer Unveils Open Data Website Detailing $1.5 Trillion in Government Debt

Posted, November 17, 2015

Source: – Nov 17, 2015 SACRAMENTO November 17, 2015 – State Treasurer John Chiang unveiled a new open data website today, providing important details about $1.5 trillion in debt issued by state and local government entities as part of his ongoing efforts to promote transparency in government. The site,, makes it easier for

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Cities to post data on police complaints, shootings

Posted, November 16, 2015

Source: – November 16, 2015 Indianapolis and other regional city officials say they are opening up data about various city departments to the public. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard joined three other regional city leaders Monday to announce a new open data initiative they say gives the public “unfettered access” to raw information on police departments