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8 Clever Ideas For Making Government Work Better With Data

Sara Johnson | The Atlantic Cities | June 24, 2013

How can we make the places we live more awesome through data? Read More »

Former Inspector General: Federal Watchdogs Shouldn’t Be Muzzled

Richard F. Chambers | The Hill | October 7, 2014

At a time when Americans are, rightfully, demanding increased accountability from leaders in the public and private sectors, it is astounding that the one position specifically charged with holding our elected and appointed federal officials accountable is being handcuffed in its ability to do its mandated job...

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In Uganda, Grassroots Radio Bridges Health Care Gaps

Javie Ssozi | Open Society Foundations | July 9, 2013

For rural, low income Ugandans, access to health information and to basic health services is limited. Most remain unaware of their health rights, and educational outreach is hampered by low levels of literacy. Read More »

Indian American World Bank Official to Lead Open Government Partnership

Staff Writer | India West | December 17, 2015

Sanjay Pradhan, a top Indian American World Bank official, has been selected to lead the Open Government Partnership, a multination initiative focused on improving government transparency, accountability and responsiveness to citizens. Currently vice president for Change, Leadership and Innovation at the World Bank Group, Pradhan will leave the organization in mid-March to lead the OGP starting mid-2016. Pradhan holds a Ph.D. and bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

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Maryland Council On Open Data Holds First Meeting

David Stegon | State Scoop | September 2, 2014

The state of Maryland’s Council on Open Data held its first official meeting on Aug. 25 in Baltimore to discuss how the state can provide citizens with data in ways that are beneficial to them and the state as a whole.  Gov. Martin O’Malley attended the meeting, which was made up of a 37-person council of cabinet secretaries, entrepreneurs, open data experts and business owners from across the state...

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Polish NGO To Obama: Mass Surveillance Is Not Freedom

Katitza Rodriguez | Electronic Frontier Foundation | June 3, 2014

...Since October 2013, the Panoptykon Foundation, a Polish NGO, has tried to understand the relationship between the Polish and United States’ secret service organizations. Panoptykon believes that the Polish government, by accepting mass and pre-emptive surveillance, is reverting back to the much contested practices of the former, authoritarian regime—practices that triggered the revolution 25 years ago...

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