With open data, governments shouldn’t be transparent for transparency’s sake, but to grow the trust of the citizens in their leadership.
Posts Tagged: OpenGov
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.
The most important part of the analytics process within an urban environment is impacting the resident.
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.
Open data will never be as pervasive or transformational without addressing the core obstacles that agencies face in sharing data.
To mark the start of Public Sector Innovation Month 2015 in Australia, here’s a set of awesome and inspiring quotes from a diverse group of women and men who have dared to make a difference. Join the activities this July and be inspired to Dream, Dare, Do.
I hate word “bureaucracy” because it degrades public sector workers at all levels. For many reasons, countless pejorative metaphors, theories, and political actions about public sector workers have decorated the iron cage. Public sector staff can weave webs supporting real collaboration, see contacts outside the hierarchy and rules; they seek out connections with people who… Read more »
“Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset.” – President Barack Obama, in Transparency and Open Government memo. Today, there is an increased focus on the value of open data, especially in… Read more »
Steve VanRoekel spent some three years as the federal Chief Information Office. He has now moved on to serve as chief innovation officer at USAID assisting with the administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak. In one of his last interviews as federal CIO, Steve joined me on The Business of Government Hour to reflect on… Read more »