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Veterans Affairs and HUD Join With Jon Bon Jovi To Launch Developer Challenge To Help Homeless Vets

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, March 19 2012

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development on Monday unveiled a new federal app challenge that is designed to help homeless veterans quickly find shelter and other vital resources in a pinch. Read More

Greening the Internet with Apps for the Environment

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, August 11 2011

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is looking for apps for the environment. A contest on the U.S. government's Challenge.gov platform, Apps for the Environment, offers a trip to Washington, D.C. and a chance to ... Read More

Apps for Healthy Kids Winners Announced Via Unhealthy Mega-URL

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 29 2010

This is the most ridiculous URL I've ever seen. And yes, it's from a government website. Read More

More on Gov't Innovation: The Elizabeth Warren Paradox

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 10 2010

A source with extremely relevant in-government experience writes in with great points of context for this post of mine Challenge.gov from earlier today, on why innovation and government might not go hand in hand. Here's ... Read More

Challenge.gov as Excuse Killer

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 10 2010

Here's a smart re-framing of my post on what Challenge.gov says about government innovation from a federal contractor and correspondent with deep experience in the space: The government has been doing challenges for a ... Read More

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First POST: Climate Changes

Google ends its support for ALEC; how network-centric organizing powered the big People's Climate march; is it time to retire the term "blogosphere"; and much, much more. GO

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Germany Releases Open Data Action Plan Amidst Grassroots Enthusiasm and Pirate Party Turmoil

The German government on Wednesday unveiled its open data action plan to implement the open data charter established by the G8, now G7, countries. But while German open government advocates welcomed its release, for them it does not go far enough. Even as the open data movement is taking new hold in Germany on the local level with encouragement from the new Code for Germany effort, in the national Pirate Party, the supposed German net party, internal leadership disputes are overshadowing its digital agenda. GO

First POST: Packed

The impact of Sunday's giant People's Climate march in NYC; how the Kapor Center is increasing the role of minorities in tech; why Uber's business model is anti-worker; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Scotched

Why conservatives should back net neutrality; how big data may damage civil rights; the ways Silicon Valley start-ups are exploiting freelance workers; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Resets

Apple's new iOS8 promises greater user privacy; Occupy Wall Street three years later; how tech may tilt the Scotland independence vote; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Connecting the Dots

Take Back the Tech grades Facebook, Twitter, et al, on transparency; MayDay PAC founder Lawrence Lessig talks about getting matched funds; and much, much more. GO

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