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Cities must step up and publish their data, says World Wide Web Foundation

Regional and local governments must follow central government efforts to open up data, says a report released this week by the World Wide Web Foundation. Definitions of open data should be flexible to encourage countries to take small steps towards openness, it adds.

Citizen Engagement

GIS is more important than ever to solve today’s world challenges - Esri President

Geographic information provides context and a framework to help solve ...

Government GIS

NATO launches map of its global activities and partnerships

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an intergovernmental military alliance, has ...

10 June 2014 | News

Officials must force vendors to change products, says US Open Data Institute

Governments must force vendors to modify their software so that they can scale up open data projects, Waldo Jaquith, Director of the US Open Data Institute, has said.

9 June 2014 | News

Australia redefines digital and open data road-map

A customer-first strategy drives the business of government in the state of New South Wales. Insights were shared at last week’s 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum New South Wales in Sydney.

30 May 2014 | News

New Zealand government tightens privacy laws

New Zealand government tightens privacy laws to protect personal information. Proposed changes to Privacy Act strengthen powers of the Privacy Commissioner. Fore-shadows stronger investigative powers. Require agencies to “fix problems” involving breaches.

29 May 2014 | News

Esri pledges US$1b in cloud-based mapping software to strengthen STEM education in US

Responding to President Barack Obama’s call to help strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education through the ConnectED Initiative, Esri’s President Jack Dangermond announced that Esri will provide a grant to make its advanced mapping software running on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services available for free to the more than 100,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States.

23 May 2014 | News

Report: Social media best practices in government

A new whitepaper, ‘Social media in government: Best practices from successful agencies’, looks at objectives and benefits of successful projects and identifies guidelines that are broadly applicable across the public sector.

22 May 2014 | Interview

Why governments continue to invest in TETRA for emergency communications

FutureGov caught up with TETRA and Critical Communications Association’s CEO, Phil Kidner and Chair of Applications Working Group, Hannu Aronsson to talk about why TETRA is still the trusted mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard globally.

21 May 2014 | Interview

How governments are more collaborative with open source

Bringing the open source philosophy to government provides the opportunity to create collaborative and open relationships with citizens. Ben Balter, Government Evangelist at GitHub, a social network for open source communities, tells FutureGov how open sourcing problems, and not just software, creates more collaborative governments.

21 May 2014 | News

Australian State Government reinforces support for cloud, mobility and big data

The Victorian government’s just-released ICT strategy (2014-2015) reinforces support for public cloud, mobile technologies, and better access to on-line data-sets. Staged project roll-outs replace “big bang” procurement, while opening up new competition.

20 May 2014 | News

United States Government commits Open Data Action Plan to release more useable data

The United States Chief Information Officer, Steve VanRoekel, and Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park have released an Open Data Action Plan setting out commitments in line with the G7 Open Data Charter. The action plan includes making open data more discoverable, prioritising data sets for release and engaging with innovators for feedback on improvements.

19 May 2014 | News

How to Improve Government Collaboration with Enterprise Mobility Management

In an exclusive interview with FutureGov, Chief Technology Officer of Good Technology, Nicko van Someren, spoke about how the public sector can leverage mobility to achieve a more productive and happier mobile workforce while protecting critical government and citizen data.

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