Photo courtesy Pete Peterson

Pete Peterson on public engagement and, literally, a platform for civic innovation

Davenport Institute’s Pete Peterson has spent the last seven years working with local governments on improving their approach to public engagement. Now, he’s running for California secretary of state on a platform centered around civic innovation.

Lou Huang

.gov designer: Lou Huang

Meet Streetmix creator and Code for America fellow Lou Huang.

Danny Chapman

.gov designer: Danny Chapman

Meet Danny Chapman, director of design, NIC.


Captricity frees government data from paper captivity

Captricity solves the “paper problem,” unlocking digital, machine-readable data from paper.


Brian Solis interviews SF innovation chief

Watch San Francisco Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath being interviewed by Brian Solis.


My civic #one4one: Hillary Hartley

#one4one is the latest Twitter meme making the rounds encouraging digital influencers to “name someone whose identity has a radically different trait as their One. If you’re a dude, name a woman. If you’re white, name a person of color. If you’re straight, name an LGBTQ person.”

Alissa Black

Fostering civic innovation in California

Alissa Black joined the New America Foundation in April to lead the newly-formed California Civic Innovation Project, focused on building “communities of practice within California’s local governments and identifies best practices to improving service delivery, opening new channels for public voices, and bridging the state’s digital divides.”


Gov 2.0 strikes a pose

Congratulations to New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne on her Vogue magazine profile.

Alex Howard

On this day one year ago, Alex Howard published his first GovFresh post

On this day one year ago, Alex Howard published his first GovFresh post. Since then, he has written a total of 302 on his OpenGovFresh blog.

Secretary Clinton Launches the “100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges"

Celebrating International Women’s Day with 100+ women in government technology

Today is International Women’s Day. Women’s organizations around the world will be celebrating and talking about all kinds of women’s issues, including our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who launched a bold new initiative.

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