California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is our next GitChat guest.
I recently reviewed a federal agency beta website, easily added a few comments with the help of a very accessible feedback tab and, feeling satisfied I’d participated in some form of civic collaboration and engagement with my government, moved on.
The goal of the annual event is to “bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs together to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.”
Federal Communications Commission Chief Information Officer David Bray has outlined a new technology modernization strategy that includes teleworking, cloud-based collaborations, access to open data, an “open source by default” policy and more transparency into agency operations.
The program lasts four months and includes training and mentorship, network and publicity, in-kind services and support and $25,000.
The Award for Public Engagement in Government is a new component to the center’s standing Innovations in American Government Awards program.
NASA Deputy CIO and CTO for Information Technology Deborah Diaz introduced a new open innovation team via a rebooted open.nasa.gov.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released an open source tool, AppVet, that makes it easier for agencies to test mobile applications security and reliability.
The U.S. Department of Education has published a request for information asking for public feedback on how the agency can innovate with open data, particularly application programming interfaces.
“Open Data Now” author Joel Gurin discusses the impact of open data on the innovation economy and how governments are addressing this new demand.
We’re hosting our next GitChat with General Services Administration Chief Information Officer Sonny Hashmi.
Federal Communications Commission Chief Information Officer David Bray participated in our first GitChat, an open Q&A with civic innovators, that leverages GitHub as a discussion platform.
Much like we pooh-poohed Twitter in those early days, GitHub, in its early crawl, is today dismissed simply as a tool for the diehard developer. However, as with any tool with great potential, innovators find new ways to leverage emerging technology to communicate, and government chief information and technology officers can effectively do this with GitHub.
The White House is now accepting applications for the 2014 Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
There’s a new topic posted on the US Government APIs Google group inquiring about instances of government agencies using pay models for government APIs.
Code for America’s Catherine Bracy has a great TED Talk on civic hacking and one of America’s greatest civic hackers, Ben Franklin, inspired a brigade of do-good developers across the world.
In a Twitter exchange between San Francisco Chief Information Officer Marc Touitou and myself, Touitou confirmed that the city has appointed Joy Bonaguro as its first chief data officer.
GovFresh 2013 Civic Organization of the Year, Datos Abiertos, Transparencia y Acceso a la información, shares its work and plans for the future.
In a new blog post, Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Mark Headd shares his thoughts on what it will take to make civic technology sustainable, including government insisting on open source software solutions.
Brill’s “Obama’s Trauma Team” features U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Obama’s fix-it man Jeff Zients, presidential innovation fellows, venture capitalist John Doerr, members of Obama’s campaign tech team and some of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs.