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Civic Tech: Days of Future Past

A new focus on the user

These days, in the world of civic technology, it’s all about the user.

Digital government service redesign, with an enhanced focus on a higher quality user experience, is being institutionalized in the federal governments of the… 3,533 more words

Open Government

Introducing the Procurement Advocate and Entrepreneur Office Hours

The City has long discussed ways to improve its contracting and procurement processes and broaden its vendor pool. These efforts were part of a national conversation on how to deploy technology and other updated approaches to improve the way government buys goods and services. 482 more words

Technology

Getting More Civic In Our Apps

Uber is not generally characterized as “civic technology” company. But the recent announcement their request API seems like a real game changer to me.

Today, the Uber API team is excited to announce the public release of our…

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Civic Hacking

Pursuing Change by Finding Balance

The recent crash of a quadcopter drone on the grounds of the White House has drawn attention to the absence of final rules from the FAA governing unmanned aircraft – rules that have now been in the works for years. 892 more words

Gov20

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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