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Why we use open source - Australia’s Immigration agency explains

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection uses a free and open source software for it’s “most high-level analytics”, Klaus Felsche, Director of Risk Tiering and Analytics has told FutureGov.

Singapore IDA hosts open data visualisation competition with US$12,397 of prizes

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority is hosting a competition for ...

Red Hat launches Asia Pacific Forum to answer open source questions

Open source solutions provider, Red Hat, will be hosting its ...

22 August 2014 | Feature

The 4 things you need to know about cloud security

Most government agencies are storing their data on the cloud, but this isn’t without risks. Red Hat explains 4 things that you must know about cloud security.

19 August 2014 | News

The Philippines releases 2015 Budget in open format

The Philippines has published its 2015 Budget data in an open format in parallel with the annual Budget announcement for the first time.

15 August 2014 | Interview

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.

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.

6 August 2014 | Interview

Top Taipei official talks Open Data, apps and the challenges still to overcome

From private sector apps that prevent sleepy commuters from missing their stop, to better public sector responses to citizen complaints, Taipei’s Open Data push has paid dividends. FutureGov spoke to Chang Chia-sheng, the Mayor’s Consultant and former CIO, on the latest developments and remaining challenges.

4 August 2014 | Interview

How the Australian Government built its ‘Run that Town’ mobile game to win support for the census

Few citizens understand the value of the census, let alone how it can benefit them. But the Australian Bureau of Statistics knows the importance of getting public support because it relies on the willing participation of citizens across Australia to complete the census.

4 August 2014 | Interview

Indonesia needs ‘courageous, reformist’ civil servants to continue public participation

Indonesia’s 2014 general elections showed a great desire for citizen engagement in politics. FutureGov spoke to experts to discuss how the government can carry this forward and integrate it with its operations

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.

29 July 2014 | News

India launches MyGov participation website to crowdsource for ideas

Citizens invited to volunteer in projects, suggest policy ideas and compete to develop mobile applications

18 July 2014 | News

Asian Development Bank to provide technical, financial assistance to Open Government Partnership

The Asian Development Bank will be providing technical and financial assistance to help countries in the Open Government Partnership to implement their initiatives.

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