Government leaders report feeling overwhelmed by demands of civic engagement
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
Its creators say the website, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is the first of its kind.
Civic tech companies are making a devastating mistake
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The software company's growth indicates a sustained interest among governments in using technology to improve performance and accountability.