Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
Feds Seek To Expand Open Data
Agencies plan "open data roundtables" with private sector users of government data to encourage new business opportunities.
Patent Wars: No Simple Answers
Former head of the US patent office shares his views on the so-called mobile patent wars and proposes a sound approach to standards-essential patents.
IBM: We'll Stand Up To NSA
IBM denies sharing customer information with U.S. government, asserts it would challenge any data demands through "judicial action or other means."
Code You Can Quote
GitHub, FigShare, and Mozilla join forces to make programming code fit for academic citation.
OPM Releases Strategic IT Plan
Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta lays out a new IT strategy to improve federal recruiting and retirement systems.
Digital Civic Engagement: US Lags
A 10-nation study finds Singapore, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates do a better job of providing citizens with online and mobile services.
FCC: We're Not Done With Net Neutrality
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler challenges last month's court ruling, moves forward with plans to create a new version of rules promoting an open Internet.
Big Data Analytics Helps Protect Communities
Police forces are using predictive analytics to better equip officers and improve public safety -- but must rethink traditional organizational structures and practices to maximize ROI.
Federal CIOs' Current Security Dilemma
Three initiatives meant to improve government IT security are languishing from funding challenges, yet CIOs are asked to deliver on the promise of shared services.
How Government Can Make Open Data Work
The Obama administration has set the right goals with its Open Data Policy, but agencies need to do more to liberate their data. Here are six suggestions.