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On Barriers to Adopting New Technologies

Interesting story in the Washington Post describing a survey of federal government technology managers.

The big takeaway from this survey seems to be that the majority of IT managers are enthusiastic about new technology and can see how it helps them do their jobs more effectively, but they question the government’s ability to keep pace with the private sector. 206 more words

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Altitude Training for Data

The benefits of treating data like an operational asset are real, and governments that fully embrace open data stand to benefit the most.

When governments open up data that they make use of themselves to improve revenue collections and other aspects of their operations, its like training at altitude. 628 more words

Open Government

Hacking the RFI Process

The Seattle Police Department recently held a hackathon.

When the event was initially announced, there was a fair bit of skepticism in the civic technology community with more than a few people stating that the event would likely not be a productive one, for either the Seattle Police or those that chose to attend. 379 more words

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Council social media: forget about the price tag

A great report from business advisory and accountancy firm BDO, Direct Message, has been released this week, showing results of councils reported use of social media. 607 more words

Social Media