Posts Tagged: OpenGov

The 5 Biggest Challenges of Doing Social Media in the Public Sector

The case for the presence of the public sector on social media no longer needs to be made. Social media is where the public is, so social media is where public sector organizations (PSOs) need to be if they are serious about service to the public. This doesn’t mean it’s all smooth sailing for theRead… Read more »

Want Better Citizen Engagement? Three Tips to Get There

Do you believe that the involvement of citizens in the management of the government makes government better? Are you willing to do things differently to reach a different segment of the population? One of the leaders I respect the most has often been heard to say that public servants are at their best when theyRead… Read more »

15 Opportunities for Your Agency to Innovate in Government

The Department of the Interior has successfully matched their message to the right medium with their use of Instagram — and that’s one of the ways government can innovate better. Wednesday, GovDelivery hosted an important event on the Power of Reach in government, on how your communications can engage stakeholders to take action – onlineRead… Read more »

Crafting a Thoughtful Blend of Public and Private Data

Over the past four years, we have seen an incredible shift in government data: more is open source and more information is being measured—especially in urban environments. Cities are developing unique data sets that include Urban Analytics where real-time information about traffic and pollution is measured by a variety of tools. This data is expandingRead… Read more »

Can governments support crowdfunding?

This is a topic quite close to my heart at present, as I’m running a Kickstarter crowdfunding project myself – at (please check it out!) It’s teaching me a great deal about the challenges involved, and I’ll be reporting back on this at the end of the process. A broader question is whether governmentsRead… Read more »

An exploration of Joel Gurin’s book Open Data Now

Readers may enjoy this article, which covers a few topics in government-released data: Topics include businesses and public groups as partners, the cost of collecting data, trusting the results of data crunching, and lessons from the open source software community.

Step Back Because It’s Too Hard?

Being a member of the Data Transparency Coalition has some interesting benefits, not the least of which is, insight to activities happening on Washington’s Capitol Hill that are directly related to data. There are times for those of us who believe in the power of open, transparent data to rejoice, such the DATA Act beingRead… Read more »

The New Open Data Policy is terrific! But…

The euphoria in the open government community has been palpable since the White House released a new Executive Order titled, Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information, and an accompanying new Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset. Just reading the recent tweets on the Open Data Policy willRead… Read more »

Open Government Partnership – Updates

NEW on the #OGP blog | Civil Society Coordinator Newsletter for March 2013. (…) … #opengov #civilsociety Consultation now open to gather views on @opengovpart UK action plan – have your say here: #opengov What’s next for the Open Government Partnership in Europe? (…) #ogp U.S. has fulfilled 24/26 commitments made inRead… Read more »