Government agencies across the country make public policy decisions every day — and most all public policy decisions involve issues that have a spatial component. As agencies strive to make more analytics-driven decisions, the decision makers rely more on the work of analysts. These analysts need to collect, manage, interpret, integrate, synthesize, analyze, and visualizeRead… Read more »
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Today’s opioid crisis is a complex problem that affects governments at all levels. To make an impact on this significant problem, governments need a new approach that involves leveraging data and technology. Cloud-based technologies offer a way forward for better collaboration and data sharing sources.
In June 2018 at the AWS Public Sector Summit, AWS convened the first technology-focused Opioid Crisis Council, where stakeholders from across public sector and industry who play key roles in addressing the opioid epidemic gathered to identify common challenges and explore disruptive solutions.
The opportunity to use government data to take action on social problems is too big to pass up. The more accessible, discoverable, and usable data is, the bigger impact it can have on policymaking, scientific advancements, and business.
Today, governments are doing more than simply checking the “Do Open Data Box” by maximizing the value of open data by making sure it is deployed in a way that makes it “actionable.”
With open data, governments shouldn’t be transparent for transparency’s sake, but to grow the trust of the citizens in their leadership.
The future of open data is about growing the user base. Taking a lesson from the creator of Mario Bros. can make data portals easy to use.
Governments are one of the largest repositories of in-demand data. Why shouldn’t government use data journalism to unlock value by telling its own story?
Pet overpopulation is expensive. With the right approach, can this problem be framed in a way that saves both lives and money?
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.