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  • France Announces An Ambitious New Data Strategy

    France Announces An Ambitious New Data Strategy

    After four long months of speculations and political maneuvering, the French Government finally announced that France is getting its first Chief Data Officer. While the name of the CDO is still unknown, a source told me that current Etalab director Henri Verdier should get nominated later this week. Back in February, I interviewed Henri Verdier about Etalab’s work on Data.gouv.fr… Read More

  • France Joins Open Government Partnership

    France Joins Open Government Partnership

    French minister Marylise Lebranchu announced earlier today at the Paris Conference that France is joining the Open Government Partnership. It’s the logical next step following France’s work on open data and open government. In particular, a small entity called Etalab acted like a startup within the French government to release a new version of Data.gouv.fr. Many open data… Read More

  • How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data

    How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data

    A small team of 10 people called Etalab recently released a brand new version of Data.gouv.fr, France’s open data platform.¬†Etalab essentially acted like a startup within the French government, utilizing its open data initiative to surreptitiously modernize the state itself. As a reminder, open data is the idea that certain information should be freely available to everyone to reuse as… Read More