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Recording: “Unseal the Deal! How open contracting can improve your city’s procurement process”

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Yesterday we hosted "Unseal the Deal! How open contracting can improve your city’s procurement process," a webinar with our partners from the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), the Harvard Kennedy School's Government Performance Lab (GPL), and the City of Glendale, Arizona to discuss how open contracting can help cities get more bids, better bids, more contractors, and better outcomes—all while mitigating risks of corruption and improving trust and integrity—through an open approach to procurement. If you missed it, the recording of the webinar and presentation slides are now available.

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How Baton Rouge is engineering open data for community involvement

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Baton Rouge wants to make sure residents know about new open datasets as soon as they’re available. Leaders see this as a way to keep residents in the know about new resources, as well as an important part of how governments can and should be transparent in a digital era. A new website brings together all this work in one place.

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Get some fresh ideas to help your community use city open data

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Maybe your city is already publishing data but you haven’t seen many members of your community use it. Maybe you’re just starting to publish data and want to build your program with community needs at the center. Or maybe you already have a thriving community of open data users and want to learn new ideas or share your successes. No matter where you are in your work, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm EDT, city open data staff are invited to join us for an online discussion, idea swap, and presentation on best practices to support community data use.

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Austin and Norfolk selected to be the next pilot projects of Tactical Data Engagement

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Sunlight Open Cities is excited to congratulate Austin, Texas and Norfolk, Virginia as the next pilot projects of Tactical Data Engagement. Austin and Norfolk are both passionate about open data and ready to convene community partners to learn how to support open data use outside of city hall. We’re looking forward to working with both of them to put open data to use addressing community needs.

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