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Some Thoughts on Firefox @ DoS

BY Matthew Burton | Wednesday, July 15 2009

I wrote a Web application for a federal agency, and last week, it was deployed. Two days ago, a systems administrator wrote to tell me that he was experiencing errors when using the app with Internet Explorer 6. "And you ... Read More

Some Thoughts on Firefox @ DoS

BY Matthew Burton | Wednesday, July 15 2009

I wrote a Web application for a federal agency, and last week, it was deployed. Two days ago, a systems administrator wrote to tell me that he was experiencing errors when using the app with Internet Explorer 6. "And you ... Read More

Quintessential E-Government in Muncie, Indiana

BY Matthew Burton | Sunday, July 12 2009

According to legend, a man disguised as a pizza delivery boy used to shuttle secret communiques between the CIA's and NSA's respective headquarters, about 25 miles apart. This was before the two agencies' networks were ... Read More

Quintessential E-Government in Muncie, Indiana

BY Matthew Burton | Sunday, July 12 2009

According to legend, a man disguised as a pizza delivery boy used to shuttle secret communiques between the CIA's and NSA's respective headquarters, about 25 miles apart. This was before the two agencies' networks were ... Read More

Playing Accountant With California's Budget Crisis

BY Matthew Burton | Friday, July 10 2009

It is easy to be an armchair critic of government spending. When you're not on the ground, solving budget deficits is simply a matter of "cutting pork": governments spend money left and right! Finding places to save ... Read More

Playing Accountant With California's Budget Crisis

BY Matthew Burton | Friday, July 10 2009

It is easy to be an armchair critic of government spending. When you're not on the ground, solving budget deficits is simply a matter of "cutting pork": governments spend money left and right! Finding places to save ... Read More

Distillation of Open Source in the US Government

BY Matthew Burton | Monday, July 6 2009

With each new product launch, it becomes safer and safer to assume that CIO Vivek Kundra is a fan of open source and may one day declare it "safe" for federal consumption. While many agencies use it, and few people whose ... Read More

What I Want in the IT Dashboard

BY Matthew Burton | Tuesday, June 30 2009

A few weeks after the first public mentions of Vivek Kundra's IT Dashboard, it's out. Kundra demo'd the dashboard for a few of us yesterday, and it's astonishing how quickly his office--a government one, no less--put ... Read More

NYC Council Gives Open Data a Hearing

BY Matthew Burton | Sunday, June 28 2009

Tomorrow at 1 pm--a few hours after Michael Bloomberg's keynote at the PdF Conference--the New York City Council will hold a hearing on a proposed bill to open all city data. Quoting Sam Wong, The bill will require the ... Read More

San Francisco's Data.gov Project...With Volunteers

BY Matthew Burton | Monday, June 22 2009

A Craigslist ad that was apparently posted by the San Francisco government is calling for contributors to what it calls the city's own version of data.gov: Read More