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Content tagged with Open Government posted in March 2012
Agriculture Dept. Eyes Cloud For Geospatial Imagery
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Farm Service Agency wants cloud service to host aerial images of farm boundaries for agency programs.
Cloud Of Government Data Grows Over Chicago
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
City of Chicago, Cook County, and state of Illinois back Metro Chicago Data Convergence Cloud to give citizens access to government data from one Web portal.
White House 'Green Button' Initiative Eyes Electricity Savings
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Effort to help people manage electricity usage expands, with backing from nine utilities, a developer challenge from the DOE, and third-party Web and mobile apps.
NYC To Apply For .nyc Domain
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Aims to generate revenue and bolster city’s profile for business, tourism, and other activities.
Minnesota Completes Migration To Microsoft Cloud
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
After a year of testing, the state's Office of Enterprise Technology has moved nearly 39,000 workers to Office 365 for collaboration and email.
Texas Hands Troubled IBM Contract To Capgemini, Xerox
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Xerox and Capgemini take over troubled Texas data center consolidation and management project that fell well behind schedule and suffered numerous problems under IBM.
SXSW: Code For America Founder Rallies 'Geek Army'
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
Jennifer Pahlka showcases early successes of citizen software engineers who, she says, can solve systematic problems in American cities in a way voting--or bureaucracy--cannot.
NYC Passes Data Transparency Law
News  |  3/8/2012  | 
New law will give the public unprecedented access to public government data and supports the city's IT innovation efforts, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
5 Leadership Skills CIOs, Senators Share
News  |  3/8/2012  | 
Georgia state senator John Albers says his former CIO career prepared him well for the perils of politics. Consider his advice on key leadership traits for both roles.


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