"OpenGov"

Government leaders report feeling overwhelmed by demands of civic engagement

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

New survey results show that managing the data and expectations of their communities is often more than than government officials are ready for.

New open data directory collects standards from around the world

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

Its creators say the website, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is the first of its kind.

Civic tech companies are making a devastating mistake

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

A new report says many civic tech startups are risking bankruptcy by ignoring financials and pursuing offerings that don’t answer critical problems.

French startup offers free open data portals for 500 U.S. cities

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

OpenDataSoft is presenting the portals to demonstrate how cities can "use open data to inform decision-making."

OpenGov expands the meaning of transparency with latest acquisition

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

Performance management and government transparency software company OpenGov is growing its tools with the acquisition of a civic engagement platform.

New performance tracking tool gives California city a clearer view into fire dangers, illicit businesses and more

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Like many jurisdictions, the City of San Rafael has been tracking metrics for years, but officials say the information is now easier to understand and act upon.

Assembling the open government puzzle

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Transparency efforts are becoming more sophisticated. But everywhere you look, something is missing.

Austin's participation in global Open Government Partnership ignites 5 transparency projects

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

The first American subnational government to participate in the global program is providing new opportunities for collaboration and initiatives.

Open data firm Socrata sued for fraud after claims of deception against partner in Michigan contract

by Jason Shueh • 2 years ago

Michigan-based software company Munetrix is calling for financial compensation amid an accusation that Socrata partnered on a state contract and then secretly undercut the bid.

OpenGov announces $30 million in funding

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

The software company's growth indicates a sustained interest among governments in using technology to improve performance and accountability.

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