Tag: federal

Wholesale Government: Open Data and APIs

We understand the temptation for the federal government to focus primarily on the “retail” side of government — i.e. delivering public goods and services directly to citizens. After all, in a democracy a government’s customers are also its boss. Getting retail right

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Review Federal Agencies on Yelp…and Maybe Get a Response

Yelp Official Blog: “We are excited to announce that Yelp has concluded an agreement with the federal government that will allow federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, read and respond to reviews, and incorporate that feedback into

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How Many Stars Would You Give the TSA? Review Federal Agencies on Yelp…and Maybe Get a Response

Full functionality is now offered on pages of federal government services, including TSA Checkpoints, national parks, and other federal government “B2C” services. We are excited to announce that Yelp has concluded an agreement with the federal government that will allow

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Measuring scholarly use of government information: An altmetrics analysis of federal statistics

Publication date: July 2015Source:Government Information Quarterly, Volume 32, Issue 3 Author(s): Tara DasPurposeThis paper examines how federal statistics is used in scholarly research via a new type of citation analysis that leverages the strengths of information aggregators, like Altmetric LLP,

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Cultural challenges slow federal open data efforts

The passage of the DATA Act last year brought with it a new set of mandates for government agencies to bring more of their spending data online, in a common format, to achieve a fuller picture of where public money

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67 million more Federal Election Commission records at your fingertips

We’re so glad that people have been so excited about the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) first API. Now, there are millions of more records for you to explore! We’re looking forward to seeing what the public will build with its data. The OpenFEC API added

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OpenGov Voices: Top 5 federal opengov efforts

(Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) In recent years there has been a lot of talk about opengov at the state, local and international levels, but when it comes to the federal government people just shake their heads and mutter. That is

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