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 …

Data needs to be an open book if science is to be made more reliable. Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr, CC BY-SA It was 1986, and the American space agency, NASA, was reeling from the loss of seven lives. The space shuttle Challenger …

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Data is playing an increasingly-prominent role in business as more records are made more easily available through open data portals and public APIs. Writing for DigitalGov back in April, Bill Brantley discussed the importance of government data to the US …

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VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. A new report about deforestation and climate change contains a dire warning: If the world continues along its business-as-usual path, an amount of tropical forest …

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How does a block of ice nearly the size of Connecticut, which has existed for over 11,000 years disappear in less than 70 years? The full article is available on The BLOG at Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-sunset-of-antarcticas_b_7921112.html      

Zippy apps and festive hackathons take a backseat this week, as the serious work of privacy mitigation and transparency in legislation get a leg up, and the people express their right to neighborhood crime data. Plus: NASA brings the world …

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The Blue Marble, captured by the crew of the Apollo 17 in 1972. (Photo credit: NASA) Sunlight’s Outside the Beltway series was set up to shine a light on exciting developments in the open government world beyond Washington. But this week …

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  USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency $60,000 in Prizes Offered for Most Creative Applications Using USDA Open Data WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with Microsoft to launch …

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NASA recently announced the launch of a new data portal, hosting a data catalog of publicly available terrestrial and space-based datasets, APIs and data visualisations. NASA Data Portal NASA’s Open Innovation team has been established to meet government mandates to …

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