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FCC.gov reboots as an open government platform

FCC.gov reboots as an open government platform

The FCC's site taps into open source, the cloud, and collective intelligence.

The new version of FCC.gov incorporates the principles of Web 2.0 into the FCC's online operations. From open data to platform thinking, the reboot elevates FCC.gov from one of the worst federal websites to one of the best.

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White House releases IT Dashboard as open source code

White House releases IT Dashboard as open source code

IT Dashboard can create greater transparency for government bodies.

With the open source release of the IT Dashboard, an application that was developed on behalf of government agencies can now be implemented and further customized by other potential government users and developers at the city, state or international level.

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OpenGovernment.org connects state government to citizens

OpenGovernment.org connects state government to citizens

A new site collects government data and news in a lightweight interface.

The just-launched site OpenGovernment.org incorporates open government data with social mentions, news coverage, and other information about pending state-level legislation and regulation.

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What lies ahead: Gov 2.0

Tim O'Reilly on open government's next phase and similarities to Web 1.0.

Tim O'Reilly recently offered his thoughts and predictions for a number of areas we cover here on Radar. In this segment he discusses open government's shift from theory to practice.

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2010 Gov 2.0 Year in Review

Here are the themes, moments and achievements in the Gov 2.0 world that made an impact in 2010.

In a year of immense change, the issues that mattered most were the ones that made governments work better or improved the lives of citizens.

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White House proposes sweeping federal IT reforms

Federal CIO Kundra has released a 25-point plan to reform the troubled federal IT sector.

The Obama administration has proposed a 25-point strategy to reboot how the federal government purchases and uses information technology, including new consideration for startups and a "cloud first" approach to new investments.

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Coding the middleware for government data

Max Ogden makes a pitch for more data and better open government patches.

Code for America Fellow Max Ogden's pitch for better "open government middleware" at the first Ignite Gov highlights the complexity of open data, along with the opportunities for civic hackers to co-create smarter government.

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The story of BrightScope: Data drives the innovation economy

The story of BrightScope: Data drives the innovation economy

BrightScope uses government data to clarify 401(k) plans, and it's making money along the way.

The story of Brightscope and 401(k) plan fees is one of the best government data-driven startup case studies in Gov 2.0, but it's not an open government data success story … yet.

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How do we get government to share data?

A look at three approaches to opening government data streams.

In a perfect world, every government agency would provide an open and free data catalog. The early adopters have done it. More will continue to do so. But in this case we need to also make sure that perfect doesn't become the enemy of good.

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Bringing open government to courts

Harlan Yu on how "privacy by obscurity" in court records is changing.

An interview with Princeton computer scientist Harlan Yu is a reminder that the state of open government in the U.S. court system is both further advanced and more muddled than the public realizes.

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