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Content tagged with Open Government posted in April 2014
As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
DATA Act Passes House, Awaits Obama's Signature
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Data Accountability and Transparency Act would make it easier to find and understand federal spending data.
Philadelphia 311 Service Calls For Help
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Philadelphia's 311 contact center gets help from nonprofit to implement customer satisfaction surveys that improve non-emergency customer service.
Ukraine Tech Firms Seek Work Amid Turmoil
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Lezgro, a 50-person IT outsourcing firm, urges Western companies to move IT work from Russia to Ukraine to take advantage of country's tech talent.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
White House Website Helps Veterans Find Jobs
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Veterans Employment Center offers job-search tools to help transitioning service members connect with employers.
5 Online Tools Uncle Sam Wants You To Use
Slideshows  |  4/25/2014  | 
The White House website offers a collection of federal agency resources for the public. Think financial aid data, energy savings calculators, and more.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Army ERP System Enables Financial Transparency
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Antiquated systems have made it impossible for the Army to audit its finances. A new ERP coming online will help solve that problem.
Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
Feds Seek To Expand Open Data
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Agencies plan "open data roundtables" with private sector users of government data to encourage new business opportunities.
Paul Allen Invests In Online Voting Firm
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
E-voting firm Scytl receives $40 million from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital to continue election modernization efforts. Defense Department among its customers.
Wanted: Yelp For Government IT Contractors
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan shares five innovative ideas inspired by the likes of Amazon and Yelp, to streamline federal IT.
Open Data Law Aims To Demystify Federal Spending
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Landmark DATA legislation, near passage, would transform the US government's spending information from a maze of confusing documents into easily accessible open data.
Feds Need Next-Gen Work Environments
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Flexible workspaces and top-of-the-line mobile technology are essential to federal agencies' ability to reduce costs and attract top talent.


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