Posts Tagged: data

Government’s ROI for Open Government

When you invest in something, you want to know how well your investment is paying off – your ROI. Well, citizens “invest” in government (and their community), so they want easy access to useful information about it. They want to see a return on their investment. But open government is not just beneficial for citizens;Read… Read more »

Cook County Opens Data to the Public

Click here for a link to the plan Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey today announced a major initiative to bring meaningful transparency reforms to Cook County. The Open Cook County Plan is aimed at making county government data and information publicly available so residents can more effectively understand,Read… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Past Week (or so) – April 8, 2011

Here’s some links related to open government for the past week or so. Enjoy! “Happy One Year Anniversary! A Year of Progress in Open Government“ “Though it’s being overshadowed by the budget discussions this week, it’s important to note (and celebrate!) that today (April 7th) is the one year anniversary of Agency Open Government Plans.”Read… Read more »

PMF Data 2009-2011

[Update 2/12/2011: By popular request, I have also formatted this for CSV/Excel: http://pmfellow.kodingen.com/scripts/getcsv.php The format is slightly different and includes is_vet, which is a field denoting whether the finalist is/was a veteran.] Here is another quick update to let you know that I have made available all of the finalists data from 2009-2011, in JavaScriptRead… Read more »

Killing investment in Smarter Government?

How many federal expenditures can you think of that have produced a 10,000% return-on-investment(ROI)? Medicare? Defense? TARP? According to US CIO Vivek Kundra, the $32 Million investment in data transparency has yielded federal IT program savings of $3 Billion. This figure does not include estimates for other economic benefits from data-driven innovation. For example, thanksRead… Read more »

Open Government: The Need for Readiness Assessment Framework

Since the Open Government Initiative was kick-started in the United States in 2009, the implementation of the concept has exceeded the borders of US to other countries around the world. Australia Declaration of Open Government and Canada Open Data Project are only two examples of these countries. During the last few weeks, I’ve been inRead… Read more »

The Age of Analytics

“In the face of mounting complexity, smarter, collaborative, fact-based decisions are more important than ever to drive results.” –IBM Public sector offices receive a substantial amount of data. The question is…what can they do with it? How can an agency use the information that comes its way to make the best decisions and best benefitRead… Read more »

Good data, is the answer in the clouds?

Question I asked during a Q&A session at Transportation Camp East with H. Giovanni Carnaroli, Senior Accountable Official for Open Gov, USDOT, Peter Appel, Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, USDOT, and Charles Monheim, Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. I have always questioned if technology and information gathered by theRead… Read more »