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U.S. House of Reps Moves to Bake In Stuctured Data

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

Photo credit: Architect of the Capitol In a letter released this morning, the House Republican leadership took another step towards institutionalizing openness right into the U.S. House of Representatives, asking the ... Read More

Philadelphia Gets an Open Data Portal

BY Nick Judd | Monday, April 25 2011

Technically Philly has a detailed rundown on OpenDataPhilly, an open data portal to all the datasets that the city has already released. The short version seems to be that Azavea cofounder Robert Cheetham pushed for this ... Read More

Why Apple Tracker-Gate Is the Future of Journalism

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 22 2011

What an unnamed iPhone user's location file looks like after being run through programmers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden's iPhone Tracker app. There have been some grumbling in tech circles ever since Apple ... Read More

Cook County Joins Open Data Movement

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 22 2011

Cook County, Il. — the county that encompasses Chicago — will implement transparency and open government plans including an open data portal, county officials announced on Monday. The county's blog says ... Read More

The Job-Creating Open Data Movement?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 30 2011

For Wired, Clive Thompson writes that a government interested in creating jobs would also be one interested in making it easier for entrepreneurs to get their hands on government data, pointing at BrightScope, a San ... Read More

White House Spots Gov't Innovation's Green Shoots

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

Over on the White House blog, Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. CTO, and his new deputy Chris Vein pluck out a trio of trends they see "fostering government innovation." Let's call 'em the helpers, the builders, and the ... Read More

Open Data, Canadian Style (Not That There's Anything Wrong With That)

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

Inspired, no doubt, by East Timor, Canada today unveils its new data portal, Data.gc.ca. Canadian open data guy David Eaves runs down what works and what doesn't. First among the latter? The fact that the license on the ... Read More

FOIA.gov Joins the Federal Family

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

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GRAMA Gets Run Over By Utah Governor

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, March 10 2011

Nearly all electronic communications between public employees in Utah may soon be exempt from public records requests there after the state legislature and governor, in the span of just a few days last week, introduced, ... Read More

Friday Document Drop: 'Austin Open Government Online'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, February 18 2011

A heavy chunk of research the City of Austin commissioned as part of its website redesign process went online late last month in the form of a report to a committee of the city's legislature. The city of Austin has been ... Read More