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The True Story of How the UK Got Its Data.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Last week, the British government took the wraps off of Data.gov.uk. They're not shy about admitting that U.S.'s Data.gov was their inspiration, but they're aiming to do the States one better. Some say they already ... Read More

DC get its Snowmap on

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 21 2009

To celebrate this weekend's snowpocalypse, the government-data-lovin' city of Washington DC constructed an online "Snowmap" showing where and how city vehicles had plowed and/or salted your neighborhood, with ... Read More

Coding, so that soldiers might vote

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 18 2009

One neat little outgrowth of this weekend's Great American Hackathon, organized by the Sunlight Foundation*, is a widget in the works that -- driven by state and local election data from the rather promising Voting ... Read More

Training the left's next generation in campaign data

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 16 2009

Not sure whether we have David Plouffe and his obsessive attention to numbers to thank for this, or if it has more to do with the rising tide of interest in government data, but the progressive field training program New ... Read More

Obama White House makes deal to retrieve Bush-era emails (and keep tabs on its own)

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 15 2009

Archiving emails is no fun for anyone, but when you're the folks sitting in the white hot seat of global power known as the White House, it's a necessary evil. The Obama Administration has just come to a long-awaited ... Read More

Meet the FACA

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 14 2009

Government transparency, Copenhagen edition

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 14 2009

Interesting little transparency-related detail from the New York Times editorial this weekend on what we're looking to see come out of Copenhagen. Read More

Let a thousand open gov plans bloom. Or at least 17.

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 11 2009

With a degree of coordination more associated with a teenage gymnasts than the United States federal government, in the short time since the Obama White House issued its call for a more open government on Tuesday ... Read More

A little outside help for federal new media directors

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 11 2009

The Sunlight Foundation is offering advice to all you federal new media directors out there on how to comply with the new Open Government Directive from the White House.* Prefer a little one-on-one guidance? Starting ... Read More