Slides: DC's Innovative Data Catalog

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Our Web Executive Seminar last month featured a terrific case study by District of Columbia CTO Vivek Kundra on the DC Data Catalog -- an archive of over 200 data feeds. Under Kundra's leadership, the District is using simple technologies to become, arguably, one of the most transparent metropolitan governments in the nation.

DC Does Public Information Right

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Yesterday, my colleague Chris von Spiegelfeld shared some impressions of our recent event Web Sites Without Walls.

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Slides by New OMB e-Gov Head Vivek Kundra

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Federal News Radio reported today that Vivek Kundra, Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, has taken a position as new Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and information technology: Kundra comes to OMB from the Washington city government where he was chief technology officer. also oversaw the development and implementation of major citywide applications, such as online mapping and real time data feeds from 259 databases.As

Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government

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I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects. Ever since I began hearing about Open 311 , SeeClickFix , FixMyStreet , and other projects with a local focus, I became interested in how the principles of open government would look for municipalities. Unfortunately, these aren’t the types of projects that attract media attention.

6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free

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And they're doing it in ways that allow people to build web applications on top of the data. communities (and readers of this blog) have heard about the federal government's Data.gov initiative (and the winner of a certain Apps for America competition using these data sets). Here are a few examples: District of Columbia's Data Catalog : The District has opened up 405 data sets across multiple agencies.