Data.gov Evangelist Jeanne Holm discusses open data, the new executive order and related milestones and the continued migration to the CKAN open data platform.
Developers are already heading to Project Open Data, the White House’s public repository hosted on GitHub intended to foster collaboration and promote the continued improvement of the recently released open data policy.
In an interview with FedScoop, Gray Brooks, senior API strategist for the General Services Administration’s Digital Innovation Center, pointed to two primary reasons the growth of APIs is expected to continue.
DATA Demonstration Day is not until Thursday, but FedScoop can already provide an inside look at some of the presentations that will take place during the May 16 event.
GitHub’s Ben Balter, a former presidential innovation fellow, gives his insights into the new White House open data policy and what it means for federal agencies in this interview with FedScoop Radio.
The release of the White House open data policy was met with widespread acclaim by open government advocates. Here is what they had to say about it.
To help understand the executive order and the accompanying memo from the Office of Management and Budget, FedScoop has created a short guide to the White House’s new open data policy.
In an effort to promote interoperability and openness within the federal government, White House officials this morning released a new policy that requires agencies to make open and machine-readable data the new default for federal information.
Earlier this week, troubling news emerged that government innovation is overall on the decline. However, just yesterday, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, part of the Harvard Kennedy School, released the Top 25 Innovations in Government, nine of which are from U.S. government agencies.
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The Energy Department announced the winners of its Apps for Vehicles Challenge that asked developers to demonstrate how the open data available on most vehicles can be used to improve vehicle safety, fuel efficiency and comfort.
The federal government has fulfilled 24 of the 26 commitments it made in its National Action Plan as part of the Open Government Partnership.
NASA announced the launch of its second International Space Apps Challenge featuring 50 space exploration related challenges that range from building applications to designing visualizations based on NASA data.
In the past month, the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies has released a set of baseline social media metrics for the federal government, a social media application programming interface and is looking into privatizing parts of FedRAMP.
The White House held its first Open Data Day Hackathon last month where a team of civic hackers developed tools and applications for its online petition site “We the People.”
As part of the launch of his newly-published book, Citizenville, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wants public leaders and civic innovators to commit to a “Government 2.0″ challenge and help reinvent government through technology.
President Obama makes a plea to Congress regarding sequestration, round 2 on presidential innovation fellows are and We the People readies for version 2.0.
The White House has started work on version 2.0 of its online petition site “We the People” and is inviting a small group of programmers to Washington, D.C., for a hackathon on Feb. 22.