2Day in #OpenGov 6/22/2012




  • Big ideas from Buenos Aires’ open government department: Buenos Aires’ young and enthusiastic open government and web departments have meshed well with a city open to new ideas, creating a strong foundation for change and innovation in the area. (Code for America Blog)
  • Many Open Government Partnership countries lagging in planning: Out of the 55 countries who are a part of the Open Government Partnership, 13 have not submitted any sort of action plan, and more than half have not included a means of measuring progress in implementing these plans. (GovFresh)


  • Anti-Internet-regulation bill praised by head of FCC: The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s unanimous approval of a resolution to oppose the UN’s proposed regulation of the Internet has prompted cheers from Julius Genachowski, the head of the FCC, who supports the current “multistakeholder model” the Internet practices. (The Hill)
  • New White House digital strategy flaunted by chief officers: Federal CTO Todd Park and CIO Steven VanRoekel have commented on and spoke on topics relating to the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which includes a number of ideas relating to open government and data. (Federal Times)
  • Anti-leak bill could seriously damage open data: The temptation to quickly pass anti-leak legislation in the wake of the publication of the White House “kill list” and cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear facilities could lead to overclassification, a dangerous idea that could cause less publication of important documents and data. (Project on Government Oversight)

Open Data

  • Healthcare network brings agencies together, aims big: A new social network that connects government and community health agencies hopes that this collaboration will help solve difficult public health problems more efficiently and more quickly. (Government Technology)


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