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How open data restored citizen trust in Indonesian election

When both presidential candidates claimed to have won the July election, Indonesian citizens got together online and used open data to verify the votes.

Singapore wants you to design its next government website

Challenge launched to encourage citizens to contribute to design process

New South Wales, Australia to crowdsource ideas for public housing, congestion

New South Wales (NSW) state in Australia will crowdsource solutions ...

18 September 2014 | News

The Philippines integrates open data with Freedom of Information Bill

The Philippines is integrating open data provisions into the draft Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, the Open Data Philippines team has announced, to bridge gaps in demand and supply of information.

18 September 2014 | Interview

How open source can help governments deliver service transformation - Red Hat

An open source approach enables government IT to be interoperable and customised to suit local needs, according to Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Red Hat.

11 September 2014 | News

Philippines targets startup growth as part of ICT innovation plan

The next big thing in business is actually quite small. Like many countries in the region, the Philippines sees startups as a key part of its economic future.

5 September 2014 | News

Indonesia launches open data portal

The Indonesian government has officially launched its open data portal today, starting off with 700 datasets from 24 agencies.

29 August 2014 | Interview

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.

28 August 2014 | News

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

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority is hosting a competition for citizens to use open government datasets to create visualisations, and potentially win a cash prize.

26 August 2014 | News

Red Hat launches Asia Pacific Forum to answer open source questions

Open source solutions provider, Red Hat, will be hosting its annual Asia Pacific forums over the next two months to address pain-points and share strategies with public sector agencies and businesses interested in open source.

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.

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