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March 4, 2011 | By

Think Globally, Tweet Locally: British Town Council In Midst of 24 Hours of Tweets (Tech President) The Walsall Council in West Midlands, U.K. put together a a 24-hour project to post notes to Twitter about as many activities of local government as possible. NARA Names 3 to New Leadership Positions (Federal Computer Week) Archivist of […]

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March 2, 2011 | By

Why Open Government Is Good for Politicians (and Their Careers) (Fast Company) Many are making headway in the open government space, such as San Francisco’s crowdsourcing of wasteful spending alerts and New York’s sophisticated open-source bill tracking platform. A New ‘Toolkit’ For Opening Up Civic Life (Tech President) Citizens who believe their government is open […]

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February 2, 2011 | By

Looking for What Works: Best Online Organizing Reads of 2010 (The Huffington Post) A compilation of articles from 2010 that enriched the entire field of online organizing and digital social change-making. New Hampshire Opens its State’s Legislative Data (Tech President) New Hampshire’s General Court started releasing data on legislation and legislators in a way that […]

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November 30, 2010 | By

What Wikileaks Means for “Open Government” (Tech President) Could Wikileaks’ release of U.S. State Department cables indirectly deal a blow to the cause of open government? A Facebook Founder Begins a Social Network Focused on Charities (The New York Times) A new venture called Jumo aims to connect people with nonprofits and charitable organizations. Don’t […]

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April 12, 2010 | By

Open Government: Idling in the Driveway (Sunlight Foundation) Earlier last week as part of the Open Government Directive, the rubber was supposed to hit the road with respect to agencies releasing data. Unfortunately, some agencies avoided the requirement altogether, while others simply stated that  a plan on how to identify and release data would be […]

Good Morning Campers: Top Government Transparency Experts Gather to Brainstorm

March 28, 2010 | By

This weekend, nearly 300 top transparency and open government experts from non-profit, technology developer, and government staff communities gathered at George Washington University to attend the Sunlight Foundation’s Transparency Camp 2010. The purpose of this second annual “unconference” was to clarify the needs for making government transparent, both from a philosophical and a how-to perspective. […]