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.
Geographic information provides context and a framework to help solve ...
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an intergovernmental military alliance, has ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a visit to Ngee Ann Secondary School yesterday (22 July), FutureGov found students deeply ...
The Infocomm Development Authority and Ministry of Education of Singapore have initiated plans to introduce ...
Ngee Ann Secondary School’s students are on a bid to “change the world” with ...