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GSA Clears Path for Government Web 2.0 Use

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 26 2009

The General Services Administration (basically, the responsible party when it comes to the operation of the federal government) has signed significant new custom terms-of-service agreements that end the days of social ... Read More

Getting Our "Open for Questions" Legs: Making Sense of the Experiment

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 26 2009

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the White House new media team is emerging triumphant from...Lemme try again. Like General George Washington's revolutionary soldiers, counted out after their rations dwindled and ... Read More

CIO Kundra: e-Gov Admin by Any Other Name?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 11 2009

ArsTechnica's Julian Sanchez asks the tough question on everyone's minds. Well, if it's not, it's clear in retrospect that it should have been. Yes, Vivek Kundra is visionary, revolutionary, and an open-government ... Read More

Open 311

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 10 2009

The Daily News' Erin Einhorn is reporting that members of the New York City Council want to open up the city's immensely popular 311 system. "Eliminate the middleman," says Speaker Christine Quinn, and put the ... Read More

Malamud: Standing on the Shoulders of Gus

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 10 2009

Under the banner of "Yes We Scan," open-access/public domain advocate Carl Malamud is running a well oiled campaign for the office of Public Printer that's not short on creativity or gumption. Nope, the ... Read More

Kundra Lays Out "Holistic View" for Government IT

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 6 2009

In geek quarters, Vivek Kundra's appointment to the new post of Chief Information Officer/e-Government Administrator of the United States is sparking hosannas and cries of joyful anticipation such as you've never heard ... Read More

Omnibus Calls for Bulk Data Downloads

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 6 2009

Nestled in the gargantuan omnibus appropriations bill currently cooling its heals before Congress is a snippet of language that may be of interest. What the provision, inserted by Silicon Valley Democrat Mike Honda, ... Read More


BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 5 2009

The New York Times' Brian Knowlton's got a good recap of a conference call with new U.S. Read More

Driving the Government Data Standards Train

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 5 2009

Development Seed's Ian Cairnes has good rundown over at the Center for American Progress' Science Progress about what good government data empowers citizens to create, using DC's Apps for Democracy contest as a case ... Read More