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Open Govt Dialogue Improves; But Import Still Unresolved

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 10 2009

The quality of the dialogue on the Office of Science and Technology Policy's Open Government blog continues to improve, day by day. Clearly, the folks running the show are learning as they go, and trying to tweak how ... Read More

An Open 311 System for the City of New York - A Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 28 2009

[This letter is reposted from, with the permission of its author, John Geraci. We fully endorse its contents and call on others to help spread the word. The Editors. The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor ... Read More to Open the Lid on Its Data Troves

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 10 2009

Via National Journal comes the news that, the Center for Responsive Politics' money tracking website, will soon be offering up its bread and butter: financial data detailing the role of money in politics. ... Read More

Can Recovery.Gov Get Local in Time to Help?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 1 2009

Economic recovery -- and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in particular -- is big business in more ways than one. Firms and individuals with years of experience wading in the flow of government monies are ... Read More

Translating the XBRL Experience from Dutch to American

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 1 2009

As U.S. demand for clear and consistent financial information grows, and big government players like the SEC lean on big business to start adopting standardized ways of reporting their internal information out, data ... Read More

Daily Digest: If Obama and the Netroots Were in a Relationship on Facebook...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 20 2008

They'd Check the "It's Complicated" Box: "[I]t's all true," says Open Left's Chris Bowers, "Everything you are writing and/or thinking about the progressive blogosphere is correct, almost no ... Read More