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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. 

The Digital de Tocqueville

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 - 11:48
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:40
Similarly, Beth Simone Noveck, in her new book, Smart Citizens, Smarter State also shares a vision of the future of government – a vision she and her colleagues build upon a the Governance Lab at New York University in a series of practical case studies. In a recent presentation, she observed that governing

Dan Morgan

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - 14:25
Daniel Morgan is the first Chief Data Officer of the United States Department of Transportation. As the CDO, he has overall responsibility for the Departmental data program and data compliance across the Department. He is responsible for establishing a clear vision of the data managed in DOT and the application of DOT data for decision-making. He serves as data strategist and adviser, steward for improving data quality, liaison for data sharing and developer of new data products.

Understanding the "New Power" Trend

Monday, January 12th, 2015 - 19:02
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 17:55
Reinventing Government was organized around ten values, such as government being catalytic, community-owned, competitive, etc.

ICYMI: Looking Back at 2014

Monday, December 29th, 2014 - 12:23
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:17
My goal in blogging has been to provide context, insight, and inspiration on government management challenges for public sector managers, especially at the U.S. federal level.  Following are blog posts from the past year organized around several themes, largely reflecting the trends reflected in the IBM Center’s research agenda.  Hope you find this useful! Government Performance

Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - 9:42
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 09:25
Inspired by successful efforts in Brazil and other countries around the world, several U.S. communities have undertaken pilot efforts to allow citizens to directly decide how monies are spent in their neighborhoods.

Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - 13:35
It has since spread to 1,000 other cities worldwide and is gaining interest in U.S. cities as well. Dr. Gordon’s report offers an overview of the state of participatory budgeting, and the potential value of integrating the use of social media into the participatory process design. Her report details three case studies of U.S. communities that have undertaken participatory budgeting initiatives.  While these cases are relatively small in scope, they provide insights into what potential users need to consider if they wanted to develop their own initiatives.

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.

A Manager’s Guide to Assessing the Impact of Government Social Media Interactions

Monday, June 9th, 2014 - 18:20
The report builds on Dr. Mergel’s previous two reports for theIBM Center: Working the Network: A Manager’s Guide forUsing Twitter in Government, and Using Wikis in Government:A Guide for Public Managers. This new report addresses thekey question of how government should measure the impact of

Using Crowdsourcing In Government

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:46
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This trend has been inspired by similar efforts in the commercial world to design innovative consumer products or solve complex scientific problems, ranging from custom-designing T-shirts to mapping genetic DNA strands. The Obama administration, as well as many state and local governments, have adapted these crowdsourcing techniques with some success.
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