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Open Data Can Make a Difference!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 - 10:49
Selecting a college can be one of the most expensive choices in life.  But until recently, the information sources to make an informed decision were scattered and of varying quality – rankings in national magazines, word of mouth, brochures from campuses, and the perennial college tours. 

New Research Report Recipients

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 - 11:55
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:50
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect the following reports to be published later in 2017.  Short summaries of each report follow:  

Transparency, Legitimacy, and Trust

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 - 8:57
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 08:53
The Open Government movement has captured the imagination of many around the world as a way of increasing transparency, participation, and accountability.  In the US, many of the federal, state, and local Open Government initiatives have been demonstrated to achieve positive results for citizens here and abroad. In fact, the White House’s science advisors released a refreshed Open Government plan in early June.

Learning to Trust Open Data

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:23
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Joel Gurin recently released a book enthusiastically titled Open Data Now. Gurin, the former chief of consumer and governmental affairs for the Federal Communications Commission, joins a growing chorus calling on the federal government to live up to the spirit of President Obama’s 2009 Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

Using Administrative Data for Statistical Purposes

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - 16:14
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 15:03
The Obama Administration has championed “open data” by encouraging agencies to make a wider range of agency statistical information available to the public.  Its philosophy is “information is a valuable national resource and strategic asset.” To that end, it has issued directives and created a centralized website for data open to the public.
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