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New US government digital team picks open source because it is ‘easier to use’

Open source software is easier to use than proprietary software, 18F - the US Government’s digital services team, has told FutureGov.

City of Chicago Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk - a bigger role than others

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Australian Immigration became over 30% more effective thanks to analytics

Australian Immigration and Border Protection developed an analytics system in ...

13 August 2014 | Interview

Chinese province pilots scheme where citizens give feedback on officials’ performance

One Chinese province now allows citizens to give feedback on the performance of officials, but the overall trend shows less innovation in local governments, says Centre for Chinese Government Innovation.

8 August 2014 | Interview

Citizens’ resistance to e-services is a big challenge, says Vietnamese official

FutureGov caught up with Dr Nguyen Hoai Duc, Manager of the Information Technology Division and head of the Smart City Programme, to find out more about the biggest challenges to e-government reforms and how the city is overcoming them.

8 August 2014 | Interview

E-government requires better trained citizens and officials, says Indonesian Mayor

As Pekalongan, Indonesia, nears the completion of its e-government plan, it is now focused on training citizens and officials to use online services, Dr Mohamad Basyir Ahmad, the city’s Mayor, told FutureGov.

7 August 2014 | News

Hong Kong to deploy sensors for weather, traffic management

Hong Kong will install sensors to better manage the city and encourage departments to share more data on weather and traffic, the government has said in its annual update on e-government progress.

7 August 2014 | News

Mumbai city launches mobile app for tax, license transactions

The Government of Mumbai in India has launched a mobile application for its 3 million residents to carry out tax and license related transactions with the government. This is part of the country’s national initiative to bring government services to people’s mobile devices.

6 August 2014 | Interview

Britain devolving funds to support regional cities

While London is growing economically, other British cities are not performing as well. Greg Clark, the UK Minister for Universities, Science and Cities told FutureGov about plans to devolve more financial resources to city leaders to address the balance.

4 August 2014 | News

The six greatest games built by government

From Singapore to Australia, public sector agencies are building computer games to spread messages and even change behaviour. Here are the 6 best examples of gamification in government.

1 August 2014 | Research

Are you aware of the risks your development and testing teams may be facing?

A new report outlines four capabilities which are critical to the security and success of your organisation.

1 August 2014 | Interview

Google Glasses for Government? Interview: Gary Pettigrove, CIO, Australian National Audit Office

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Australia’s National Audit Office, Gary Pettigrove has a bird’s eye view of federal ICT projects - successful or otherwise. He spoke to FutureGov about how wearable technology can change public administration, and what are the greatest challenges over the next few years.

30 July 2014 | News

New Zealand’s new whole-of-government website a ‘radical’ change

The New Zealand Government has launched a new website, Govt.NZ, bringing together information and services from across agencies. The website uses simple language, resizes to fit any device you use and is built on open source code.

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