One of the little-publicized gems on Data.gov comes to us from the Commerce Department's National Technical Information Service.
This office is a clearinghouse of government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information that provides access to 3 million publications ...
A new book from O’Reilly media, entitled Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice, discusses the possible ways government can utilize the power of citizen engagement to become more efficient and transparent.Continue reading
Three days ago Google released Google Buzz-- a product that got a lot of folks excited-- especially here in the Labs. But fairly quickly people understood something-- Google took a step across an invisible privacy fence. A lot of people ...Continue reading
More than a million spectators gathered before the Capitol on a frosty January afternoon to witness the inauguration of Barack ...Continue reading
An estimated 49,000 Americans die prematurely of work-related exposures to toxic substances every year. Mindful of this sad fact, and having served as director of health standards for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Dr. Adam Finkel filed a ...Continue reading
President Obama's Open Government Initiative urges federal agencies to make high-value data publicly available at www.data.gov. But agencies too often are reluctant to release information, or choose to release it in a hard-to-use format. Today, the Center ...Continue reading
That said, Sivers posted something really brilliant on his blog yesterday - based on a TED talk he's given - and it's something that we can absolutely learn from as the movement for open government builds across the country. This ...Continue reading
The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC opened the door to a torrent of new political spending ...Continue reading
"High Value Datasets" is a bunk term. When the feds introduced the term High Value Data, my immediate response here was "what the heck is 'High Value Data'?!" We quickly extracted the definition from the Open Government Directive and here ...Continue reading