Today in #OpenGov 5/12/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including open data around the world, and bitcoins for politicans.series-opengov-today

National News

  • A year after President Obama released his open data policy agencies still have some things to learn about well formatted machine readable data and usable APIs, but they’re getting there. (Next Gov)
  • It didn’t take long after the FEC OK’d bitcoin donations to political campaigns for one politician to take the bait. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), known for his interest in technology issues, was preparing in advance and immediately launched (Government Technology)
  • A year after the open data executive order, and several months after a G7 deadline, the US is out with a new Open Data Action Plan. The plan details new data releases, a roadmap for 2014 and 2015, and more. (E Pluribus Unum)

International News

  • New Zealand is pushing ahead with a website redesign that will emphasize open data and improved access to information. (Future Gov)

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