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Civic Data

Stakeholders Must Support Initiatives for Tech’s Full Impact to Be Realized

Recently one of the country’s top public-sector chief data officers (CDO) asked me a question, not so much in my academic role but more prompted by my...

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Civic Analytics Network

Upcoming Webinar: Data Sharing for Municipal Excellence

The Civic Analytics Network will host a webinar, “Data Sharing for Municipal Excellence,”  on Thursday October 6 at 5 pm ET. The webinar will focus on...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Stephen Goldsmith wrote about the need for government to adopt data sharing as its default setting. Too frequently stalled by lengthy legal negotiatio...

Civic Data

Why Data Sharing Should Be Government’s Default

Government needs to adopt a share-first mentality for departmental data. Its easy exchange should be the default, not the arduous and exceptional resu...

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Civic Analytics Network

Data Science for Social Good is Making a Mark, Starting a Movement

We’re starting to learn more and more how data can change the way we live and improve the services that we rely on. Whether it’s predicting the next w...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Sean Thornton wrote about Chicago’s use of open source tools to enhance its financial reporting. For the first time, using a combi...

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From Algorithm to Action

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Jersey City’s Data Portal Journey

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San José Improves Traffic Safety With Data