'Show and tell' meetings in OKC spawn data-driven culture

by • 3 weeks ago

Bringing city technologists together with non-technical staff is generating new ideas and projects in the local government.

Software firm OpenGov acquires ProcureNow

by • 1 month ago

The company said the acquisition will add procurement and contract management to its stable of cloud-based services.

OpenGov raises $51 million in new funding

by • 2 years ago

The company will use the funding to further develop its performance management tools for government agencies.

Idaho launches budgeting portal, hoping to rebuild public trust

by • 2 years ago

State Controller Brandon Woolf says he has plans to encourage data reporting across the state and regain trust from a disillusioned public.

Government leaders report feeling overwhelmed by demands of civic engagement

by • 4 years 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 • 4 years 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 • 4 years 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 • 4 years 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 • 4 years 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 • 4 years 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.