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  • Posted by Denice Ross and DJ Patil on July 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Last week, New Orleans held an event to preview three datasets on policing they plan to open to the general public. This event was part of the City's contributions to the Police Data Initiative, launched in response to recommendations from the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.



  • Posted by Tom Kalil, Jenn Gustetic on July 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Later this year, the Federal government will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Challenge.gov, a one-stop shop that has prompted tens of thousands of individuals, including engaged citizens and entrepreneurs, to participate in more than 400 public-sector prize competitions with more than $72 million in prizes.



  • Posted by Ryan Panchadsaram and E.J. Kalafarski on June 8, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new version of its Heat Safety Tool mobile app for iOS just in time for the summer heat. OSHA’s Heat app is serving as a model of using agile methodologies in government digital services.



  • Posted by David Wilkinson and Clarence Wardell on June 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Two weeks ago, in Camden, NJ, the President announced the launch of the Police Data Initiative. The effort is a fast response from the White House, working with 21 leading police departments across the country, to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which made recommendations encouraging better use of data and technology to build community trust and reduce inappropriate uses of force. Six weeks before the President’s announcement, police chiefs were invited to the White House, along with municipal Chief Technology Officers and other leaders from cities and counties across the nation, for an event on improved use of data and technology in policing.



  • Posted by DJ Patil and Maya Uppaluru on June 3, 2015 at 9:19 AM


  • Posted by Megan Smith and Roy L. Austin, Jr. on May 18, 2015 at 6:00 AM


  • Posted by DJ Patil on May 12, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    The third annual National Day of Civic Hacking is coming June 6, 2015, to a city near you! It’s a day when we’ll collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.



  • President Obama hosts a meeting on global entrepreneurship at the White House, where he names nine new Ambassadors of Global Entrepreneurship.



  • Posted by David Wilkinson on April 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM


  • Posted by Jenn Gustetic and Celestine Warren on April 22, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Participants in a variety of Federal fellowship programs bring enthusiasm, new ideas, and fresh perspectives to Federal departments and agencies every day. Last week, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) convened a workshop to teach 100 current participants in Federal fellowship programs how to apply creative 21st-century tools to their fellowship projects, and to use these tools to inspire and ignite innovation in government.