A California version of the highly acclaimed U.S. Digital Service just took a big leap forward. In its recently released report, the Little Hoover Commission has called on elected officials in Sacramento to create a local version of the federal program in the form of a new California Digital Service.
The former Maryland governor is aligning himself closely with a growing movement to use technology for civic purposes.
The score of recent decisions from Washington, D.C., certainly offered millions of Americans much to celebrate this 4th of July. But amidst the flurry of breaking news, one announcement that you may have missed has the potential to transform our relationship with local government, not to mention reduce migraines.
I've asked DHS all of these questions. If I receive a response to them or to the FOIA request that may or may not have been
What should have been a trustworthy digital service has been compromised, in the latest sign that the U.S. government can't
Think of it as a searchable, sharable video engine for California government. It's like C-SPAN, Google, and Facebook for politics all rolled into one. Too often well-financed groups have the inside track in Sacramento for funding and policy. Thanks to students at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at Cal Poly, this has changed.
What if local governments asked their tech talent to give a day or two or a couple of weeks a year to work with local agencies and departments to improve the communities where they live and work?
For the past year and a half, my cofounders and team have focused on what it will take to use, interact and learn from data being produced within the civic sector.
As The Huffington Post has reported, the government's tech struggles stem mostly from its inability to lure the best engineers
But the backlog kept growing. By the end of last year, more than 30,000 families in North Carolina had waited more than a
Republicans have an incentive to embrace transparency because it will lead to more efficient government and they will have something "new" to campaign on. Frankly, just talking about balanced budgets and tax cuts do not have the same voter impact they have had in the 1980s.
Gavin Newsom: 'Citizenville,' California Lt. Governor's New Book, Explains How Angry Birds Can Save The World
Now that California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom's Current TV chat show has evaporated, the famously restless leader needs something
Around the world our cities are in desperate need of rejuvenation and transformation. Elected officials are scrambling to equip their cities for the 21st century, talking about creating "open," "networked," and "smart" cities.
The idea that governments could monitor its citizens' every move with technology has been the stuff of fiction for decades