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.
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.
Of course, the losers for the lack of forward-looking ideas are the American people. They put their confidence in government to solve problems at reasonable costs and help improve the quality of their lives. But neither is occurring.
Now that California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom's Current TV chat show has evaporated, the famously restless leader needs something
Over the last decade unprecedented technological advances and urbanization created an opportunity for startups to enter the civic realm. But the government sector has largely lagged behind. Now is the time to change that.
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 U.S. government is helping dissident groups across the globe get access to new types of communications technologies. The plain folk are speaking, and the U.S. government is listening.
Optimized for Netscape Navigator? Don't you have to go to a museum, or a Hot Tub Time Machine, to use Netscape Navigator
The idea that governments could monitor its citizens' every move with technology has been the stuff of fiction for decades