Governments are obsessed with their own mortality, and view the world through the prism of how long they have in office. This ranges from six years in the Philippines, five years in most countries, down to as little as three years in Australia. How do governments tackle long term challenges, when all they can hear is the steady tick-tock countdown to the next election?
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Open source software is easier to use than proprietary software, 18F - the US Government’s digital services team, has told FutureGov.
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.
During the past decade, wildfires in the western United States have become a significantly growing concern.
Kent Connoughton, US Forest Service regional forester, is in charge of 17 forests and the large grassland located in the Pacific Northwest—Region 6. A Fellow of the Society of American Foresters, he is responsible for federal protection of forests from fire, bugs, and disease.
Connoughton’s staff uses geographic information system technology from Esri, the world leader in GIS technology, to measure forest conditions and look for patterns and relationships in forest health. The regional forester brings these maps to D.C. to build dialog about forest planning, policy, and legislation.
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 world’s most serious challenges, Jack Dangermond, President, Esri said this morning at a gathering of over 16,000 government and industry leaders from over 130 countries.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an intergovernmental military alliance, has launched an interactive map illustrating some of the ways it is working around the world, including partnerships in Japan, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand.
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.
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 ...