Posts Tagged: data

Let’s Move! To Build Apps for Healthy Kids!

A big THANK YOU to the awesome GovLoop guys for highlighting our Apps for Healthy Kids competition as the project of the week. It was a great effort to create the competition with the First Lady’s Let’s Move! team, OSTP and our nutrition experts at USDA’s Center for Nutrition and Policy Promotion. The competition isRead… Read more »

School Finance Data and HB10-1036

Note: this is a cross-post from my blog, http://sleepisoptional.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/school-finance-data The following is a letter I sent to member of the Colorado General Assembly regarding HB10-1036, which calls for school districts to publish financial data on-line. A good thing, but how the data is published in important. This issue is of importance in light of aRead… Read more »

Quick! Call 911 to get the 411 on 311

There is a lot of discussion about the need for governments to become more open, more transparent, sharing data with citizens. 311 services, anything considered non-critical services, are getting a lot of publicity now with Washington DC and San Francisco making big public splashes around their open 311 efforts. Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, said thisRead… Read more »

GovLoop to participate in Open City Workshop

Many of us Gov2 enthusiasts are passionate about discussing what it means to have an Open Government. I’m privileged to be living in a region where many great things are happening and as we all know, talk is great, action is better. This coming Saturday, the City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada will be hostingRead… Read more »

Did you see the Apps.gov portal? Your Reax, please.

I came across this InformationWeek.com article titled “Government Plans Mobile Apps Store” Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like ‘store’ that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers. http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/mobile/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222900231 I got curious when I read the article and immediately wentRead… Read more »

World Government Data – Is this the league table? Is there an international dimension?

Data Store – World Government Data Hi When I checked this out by looking at the data posted by country the results were: UK=1,699, U.S = 1042, New Zealand = 245 and Australia = 69. So on the face of it Australia is lagging behind. When I started to look at what is actually providedRead… Read more »

Data.gov.uk live!

The Guardian is reporting that the data.gov.uk website is expected to launch tomorrow (now today) – but apparently it’s already live – so everything’s in place bar the virtual ribbon cutting by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the guy who invented the world wide web. So what’s the big deal about this? Well – it’s a hugeRead… Read more »