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Guess Who's Coming to the White House? Go On, Guess.

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 13 2011

The visitor records posted online by the Obama White House are full of holes, argue the Center for Public Integrity's Viveca Novak and Fred Schulte in a piece running on Politico today: The White House website proudly ... Read More

White House Plans Presidential "Town Hall" at, by, and on Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 6 2011

President Obama is headed out to Palo Alto in later this month, blogs the White House, where he'll be taking part of what they're billing as a Facebook "town hall" at the company's headquarters to be held April ... Read More

Say Goodbye to Data.gov?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 31 2011

The Obama White House is prepping to pull down open government sites like Data.gov, the IT Dashboard, and FedSpace, reports the Federal News Radio's Jason Miller, based on the comments of one anonymous government ... Read More

Noveck on Lessons Learned

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 23 2011

In a 1-2-3-part interview with Asia-based FutureGov, former U.S. Deputy Beth Noveck argues a point that seems to be gaining traction in open government circles: that while the "institutionalization" of open ... Read More

A 56-Page Report Card on Obama's Openness

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

How open a presidency is Obama's really? It's a debate that has heated up of late, and the good government group OMB Watch is out today with a contribution, in the form of a sizable report assessing where things stand at ... Read More

All Your White House Government Goodness, in One Place

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

Celebrating Sunshine Week, White House has gone live with WhiteHouse.gov/GoodGovernment, "your central portal to tools and data that connect citizens to their government and improve their everyday lives, as well as ... Read More

Austan Goolsbee Reveals Advice America Gave

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 24 2011

Last week, it was Austan Goolsbee's turn to take a spin at Advise the Advisor: Read More

WhiteHouseLeaks?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 9 2011

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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