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First POST: Data-Driven

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 26 2015

Get to know Clinton's digital team even better; Ted Cruz election announcement-related fundraising offers peak into the coming data-driven campaign arms race; New York City launches online community engagement pilot program called IdeaScale; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Crisitunity?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 20 2013

Why the Obamacare mess may be far, far worse for the Democratic party than people realize; the latest in voter-targeting TV ads; thinking about "popular data" as a new way to grow civic engagement around open data; and much, much more. Read More

It's Time Again for Federal Employees to Help Un-'Stupid' Government Spending

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 14 2011

The federal Office of Management and Budget today announced the 2011 launch of the SAVE Award, a competition now in its third year in which federal employees submit their ideas to reduce waste and save money for ... Read More

In Search of Ideas: How Counties and Towns are Trying to Tap Citizens' Smarts

BY Nick Judd | Friday, March 18 2011

Photo: Salady / Flickr

Karen Wilkerson is the city administrator for tiny De Leon, Tex., and her job won't be getting any easier anytime soon. Like localities across the country, De Leon, a town of 2,433 as of the 2000 U.S. Census, is losing ... Read More

Reminder: Tonight, Be Part of an Open-Source Dial Test of the State of the Union

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 25 2011

Just a reminder that tonight, you can participate in an open-source dial-test of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Personal Democracy Forum is putting the word out about a project of SurveySwipe, run ... Read More

An Open, Mobile Dial Test for the State of the Union

BY Nick Judd | Friday, January 21 2011

President Barack Obama's second State of the Union address will, as with every major presidential speech for the last three years, be immediately followed by a throng of pundits and experts appearing on cable TV to tell ... Read More

[UPDATED] OpenGovt Initiative Brainstorm Site Asks for Help Voting Down "Counterproductive" Crowd

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 3 2009

The folks at the National Academy of Public Administration who are managing the White House's Open Government Initiative brainstorm site have posted a call to participants for help. Specifically, help in voting down ... Read More