Governments often mark the success of open data by how many datasets they’ve published on open portals. But publishing data, I’d argue, is open data 1.0. Open data 2.0 involves putting these data to good use. It means open data that informs policymaking budgetary decisions, that raises awareness of issues, and ultimately, that empowers communities.
Threats to critical infrastructure come in every shape and size. Physical threats from malicious actors and environmental instability are always concerns, while threats in cyberspace are mounting every day. Add onto those risks the fact that government funds are diminishing while critical assets are aging, and the challenge of maintaining security can seem overwhelming.
The next administration will need to make important choices about both government data and Iraq. What can Mosul’s ruins tell us about the future of government data?
Has the availability of data and transparency of government information led to greater trust?
As our government continues the journey of open data and citizen engagement, finding meaningful ways to share that data and encourage interaction will only grow in importance. Maps are just one way to improve our citizens’ customer experience.
When it comes to the idea of open data in government, I am one of its greatest fans. Here are a few of my top reasons open data is the best thing to happen to the government since federal holidays.
There’s a difference between opening data and having a long-term vision for what your organization plans to do with its data.
Open data is more than a sheet of facts and statistics. For public safety organizations, it is the start of a conversation and deeper partnership with the community.
Open data has the ability to revolutionize the law enforcement community but agencies must first learn how to effectively collect, store and disseminate data. Learn what practitioners across government are doing to address the challenges of opening up data for the law enforcement community.
To understand the power and possibilities of data, let’s look at three government websites that will blow your socks off with the data they provide.