"government it" entries

Building the health information infrastructure for the modern epatient

Dr. Farzad Mostashari on how the web, data and epatients are poised to revolutionize healthcare.

The National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, discusses patient empowerment, data access and ownership, and other important trends in healthcare.

The bond between data and journalism grows stronger

Liliana Bounegru discusses the state of data journalism and its growing influence.

This interview with Liliana Bounegru, project coordinator of Data Driven Journalism at the European Journalism Centre, offers more insight into why the importance of data journalism continues to grow in the age of big data.

Open innovation works in the public sector, say federal CTOs

In his last day in office, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra released an open innovation toolkit.

Speaking at a recent forum in Washington, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said that the open innovation approach that can be seen across industry, from social networking to pharmaceuticals to manufacturing, has proven to be effective in the public sector. CTOs from HHS and the VA offered more case studies in success.

With GOV.UK, British government redefines the online government platform

The U.K. moves from alpha.gov.uk to beta.

A new beta .gov website in Britain is scalable mobile-friendly, platform agnostic, uses HTML5, open source, hosted in the cloud and open for feedback. Those criteria collectively embody the default for how governments should approach their online efforts in the 21st century.

"The President of the United States is on the phone. Would you like to Hangout on Google+?"

Can a Google+ Hangout bring the president closer to the citizens he serves?

President Obama will join the first presidential Hangout on Google+ on January 30, 2012, as part of the White House's commitment "to creating a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration."

Government IT's quiet open source evolution

The GOSCON conference shows that open source is making headway in DC.

Packed halls at the 2011 Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) confirmed that strong interest in open source runs throughout the federal IT community.