open government

Government blows past deadline for fourth National Action Plan for Open Government

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months ago

After some delays, the plan was slated for release on Aug. 31.

18F begins work on centralized FOIA website

by Billy Mitchell • 1 year ago

18F is building a website that allows users to file a FOIA request for any agency in one place.

Why IBM, AWS, others care about open government data

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 years ago

More than 80 organizations, including tech companies such as Yelp, want the government to act quickly on the OPEN Government Data Act.

OPEN Government Data Act to get another chance

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 years ago

Legislation setting a presumption that all government information should be published as open, machine-readable data is back with bipartisan support in the House.

NASA turns to teens for global smart city platform

by Jason Shueh • 2 years ago

Through its real-world learning program, the agency is developing a geospatial analytics dashboard to assist cities in managing water, electricity, traffic and other resources.

Internet Archive offers to host PACER for free

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 years ago

Right now people looking to access court records electronically have to slog through a difficult-to-use site that charges 10 cents per page. But the Internet Archive — a non-profit digital library — wants to offer the Public Access to Court Electronic Records service, known as PACER, for free, according to a letter the group sent to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

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