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Illinois Launches Open Data Portal

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 22 2011

The state of Illinois has launched an open data portal that uses the Socrata platform, Socrata announced yesterday in a press release. Data.illinois.gov starts with 48 datasets pertaining to the economy, the ... Read More

An API for New York City Data, and a Chance to Suggest What to Use It For

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 21 2011

New York City will provide on-the-fly access to the datasets in its New York City Datamine by the end of the year, city Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne promised Tuesday at the Games for Change conference held in New ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Europe gets geeks - does it, really?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, June 21 2011

EU | Europe gets geeks - does it, really? The Digital Agenda Assembly concluded its works last week gathering 1300 people from over Europe to discuss the key points of the Digital Agenda, the EU strategy for the digital ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: MySociety.org Evaluation Reports

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 17 2011

UK | mySociety.org evaluation reports After years of successful projects aimed at raising civic awareness, mySociety.org commissioned a detailed analysis of two of its most successful projects, TheyWorkForYou and ... Read More

Chicago Opens the Data, and Apps Begin to Follow

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 16 2011

Not long after the City of Chicago began releasing datasets online, apps are beginning to follow in their wake: Meet Was My Car Towed, a simple web application that lets you input your license plate number and find out ... Read More

Oversight Committee Hearing Explores the Future of Transparency in Federal Spending

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) at today's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Screen capture from oversight.house.gov The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform just concluded a ... Read More

Twenty-First Century Disclosure: Reinvent, Refocus, or Re-Fund?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 13 2011

Coming late to today's what-to-do-about-tracking-federal-spending party is OMB Watch, an organization that has long been a primary source of information on the story behind the story about how the government spends your ... Read More

At PdF11, Vivek Kundra Reiterates Open Government Cost Savings, Importance of the Cloud

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 7 2011

The federal government should continue its move to cloud computing and hosting services, for cost savings and to avoid a reliance on outdated infrastructure, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said earlier this ... Read More

Utah.gov Gets Buzz for Second Redesign in Two Years

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 1 2011

The new Utah.gov really is new and different. Other folks like Alex Howard, Luke Fretwell and Reno, Nev. webmaster Kristy Fifelski have already gone into detail about the site's origins and numerous features, including ... Read More