Knowledge is power, but it can be really difficult to get a handle on what’s going on with government. The key to creating more transparent government is leveraging digital technologies to make information accessible to everyone.
This post discusses the role that the private sector can and should play in ensuring open data reaches its fullest potential in the public arena.
This is just one example of the power of an initiative that is still in its most nascent stage. With respects to open data and building trust in government, the best is yet to come.
Jeanne Holm, Deputy Chief Information Officer of the City of Los Angeles, explained some of these advancements to kick off GovLoop’s virtual summit.
Creating a data-driven culture depends on cultivating a mindset of experimentation, having the right infrastructure in place and developing the skills to interpret the signal from the data, while ignoring the noise in it.
Here’s how you can take your organization’s open data program to the next level.
Data pertains to many government operations and decisions. So how do you ensure the data is protected and accessible? Cloud data management is one option.
Cities and states have realized a need to fine-tune the ways they ensure everyday citizens could access data and make sense of it.
Not only do governments need that kind of expertise, but they need to find a way to publish data without much of a budget — if any.
In the uphill struggle for more data-driven governance, the insider’s best resource might just be experience, expertise and methods that have been developed outside of government.