Tag: data.gov

Open Data: Empowering Americans to Make Data-Driven Decisions

Today, students are able to compare the cost of college with other significant data points, such as graduation rates and average salaries of graduates to determine where to get the most bang for their buck. Communities can finally map demographic,

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Jeanne Holm Keynote on Open Data, Open Government; their relationship to You.

Gov 2.0 L.A. is very fortunate to have been able to get Jeanne Holm, from both NASA and US.DATA.GOV to speak at consecutive events. At the 2012 event she led a brilliant discussion about uses of Open …

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Open Data is Powerful, and the Government Knows It

As an American living and working in Shanghai, I’ve come to appreciate any kind of device or service (VPN, Skype calls home, etc.) that allows me to access information from outside my immediate reality. On a grander scale, however, is

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Food Inspection App, API Put Restaurants Under the Microscope

America is well acquainted with his culinary expletives. From “f—ing rancid potatoes!” to “f—ing cucumbers!” to “I’ve got [cockroaches] in my f—ing hair!,” his reality TV rage has become a hallmark. But beyond the antics — most erupting from his

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Get Local Data. Build Apps. Win the National Challenge.

Don’t Miss the CitySDK Open Data Solutions Challenge this Month, with a chance to demo your app to Commerce Chief Data Officer Ian Kalin. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the “City SDK Open Data Solutions Challenge.” This

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FACT SHEET: The White House Conference on Aging

Empowering All Americans as We Age Today, the President will host the White House Conference on Aging, which focuses on the issues facing Americans as they plan for retirement, care for older loved ones, and work to improve our quality

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Help Us Strengthen Open Government

Open data is key to a transparent, accountable, participatory, and collaborative open government. The 2nd U.S. Open Government National Action Plan called to expand U.S. open data by: managing government data as a strategic asset, launching an improved Data.gov, opening agriculture and nutrition

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National Day of Civic Hacking – Citizens Wanted

The National Day of Civic Hacking (#NDoCH) is a national community engagement celebration with events taking place on Saturday, June 6, in several cities around the country such as Miami, Chicago, Nashville, Wichita, Boulder, San Diego and Houston to name

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Save the Date…the National Day of Civic Hacking is Coming June 6!

I’m excited to let you know about the third annual National Day of Civic Hacking, coming June 6, 2015, to a city near you!  It’s a day when we’ll collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes

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Launching the Police Data Initiative

Today, the President is in Camden to talk about the promising progress that city is making in enhancing community policing. Last December, President Obama launched the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to better understand specific policing challenges and help communities

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