government technology

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.
When the Department of Homeland Security launched a mobile app to send Freedom of Information Act requests directly to the
“It would have been much more difficult if they had implemented all of the recommendations we made,” said George, reflecting
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.
In an interview this week, Mikey Dickerson, a former site reliability manager for Google and head of the new U.S. Digital
One of the state’s largest food pantries, Catholic Parish Outreach served 11,000 people per month last year -- an 11 percent