open government

  • How Governments Will Change To Better Serve Citizens In 2016 Crunch Network

    How Governments Will Change To Better Serve Citizens In 2016

    In 2015, civic technology investment and activity piqued the interest of investors, analysts and app developers as an industry growth segment ripe for disruption and opportunity. A couple of examples: Andreessen Horowitz invested $15 million in OpenGov, which later received an additional $25 million from other investors; Sapphire Ventures invested $30 million in Socrata; and JP Morgan… Read More

  • GOP Maj. Leader Eric Cantor On NSA And Investing In Small Government Technology

    GOP Maj. Leader Eric Cantor On NSA And Investing In Small Government Technology

    The House Republican Majority Leader and Congressman with the most charming southern drawl, Eric Cantor, sat down with me at The Atlantic’s Aspen Ideas Festival for an interview on the National Security Agency, Immigration, and the conservative case for supporting government-funded technology. Read More

  • Socrata Raises $18M For Platform To Open Government Data

    Socrata Raises $18M For Platform To Open Government Data

    Socrata has raised $18 million to further the extension of its open-data platform now used at all levels of government to present information for the general public. The Series B round of financing was led by OpenView Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Partners. Read More

  • Open Government Initiatives Helped New Yorkers Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy

    Open Government Initiatives Helped New Yorkers Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy

    Editor’s note: Rachel Haot is the first Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, where she leads NYC Digital and is focused on the city’s digital media strategy. From hackathons to social media, open government is transforming the way that Mayor Bloomberg’s administration and New York City government serve the public. And there has been no greater testament to… Read More

  • New York Reveals Plan To Become America's Next Top Digital City

    Through new official partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, and NY-based startups Foursquare and Tumblr, New York aims to become America’s next, top digital city. New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the city’s first, chief digital officer, Rachel Sterne, presented their Road Map for the Digital City, today. Before formulating the plan, Sterne led a comprehensive 90-day review of… Read More

  • Can Open Government Be Gamed?

    If information is power, the first step to gaining power is to get the right data. The Obama administration is a big proponent of opening up government data and making it digitally available. Today at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City, the government’s new chief information officer Vivek Kundra announced USAspending.gov, a new site which launched today that tracks… Read More