A New Open-Source Framework for Government Projects

Louisville, Kentucky is making the infrastructure for analyzing historic Waze data available to anyone who partners on the process.

Treasury Builds Data Lab To Inspire ‘Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Government’

The Data Transparency Office went beyond the DATA Act mandate to build visualizations showing where agencies’ $500 billion in contract spending goes each year.

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

And one caucus is concerned about climate change data vanishing form federal websites.

Budget Cuts, White House Apathy Stifling Open Data Efforts

Tight budgets and staff cuts are hindering the accuracy and accessibility of federal open data initiatives, experts said.

House Panel Passes Grant Reporting Bill; Federal Contracting Could Be Next

Two members of the House Oversight committee are working on a follow-up to the GREAT Act that would extend the same data reporting requirements to government contractors.

The Origins of Diversity Data in Tech

Tracy Chou’s call to action in 2013 preceded an industry-wide release of numbers.

Survey: Open Data is Making Feds’ Jobs Easier

The biggest benefits are increased public transparency and improved agency management, participants say.

The Military's Losing War Against Data Leakage

The Defense Department can’t stop the rising river of of digital metadata — or prevent enemies from dipping into it.

Nine American Cities Are Revolutionizing How Data Can Improve Lives

Each of the cities will receive ongoing training and support from the What Works Cities initiative.

IG Calls Out Homeland Security for ‘Questionable’ Spending Data

Auditors said more than 60 percent of transactions had errors, but Homeland Security officials disagree.

White House Takes Down ‘We the People’ Petition Tool

The message on the website says it will return in January with responses to the petitions that merit it.

Facebook’s Power to Undermine Democracy Is Getting Stronger—And It’s Fueling Oppressive Regimes

The debate over whether social media helps or hinders political movements in authoritarian-leaning countries is as old as the technology itself.

Silicon Valley Is Flipping Elections in its Spare Time

It’s not anything your average venture-backed startup wouldn’t do, but it’s virtually unheard of for local politicians.