"government as a platform" entries

A refresh for open government in British Columbia

British Columbia joins the ranks of governments embracing open gov platforms.

Canadian citizens in the province of British Columbia now have three new websites that focus on open government data, making information related to accountability available, and providing easier access to services and officials.

There are bigger issues surrounding the .gov review

The efforts behind .gov reform go beyond domain management.

The U.S. federal government's web reform effort isn't just about reducing the number of websites and saving associated design or maintenance costs. It's about improving citizens' access to information and services.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.