open government

The White House releases policy to help government agencies go open source

The White House (led by United States Chief Information Officer Tony Scott) has been pretty vocal about using technology to improve how government operates. They want to make sure code helps, not hur

Clinton campaign head says he filed FOIA request for UFO documents

Hillary Clinton has often been depicted as an enemy of government transparency in the long-running controversy over her use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. It took s

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:

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, <a href="">Eric Cant

Socrata Raises $18M For Platform To Open Government Data

<a target="_blank" href="">Socrata</a> 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 g

Open Government Initiatives Helped New Yorkers Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>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.</em> From hack

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

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> Through new official partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, and NY-based startups Foursquare

Can Open Government Be Gamed?

<img src="" width="188" height="200" /> If information is power, the first step to gaining power is to get the right data. The Obama