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Utah.gov saves $61m through online service delivery

The State of Utah has been well regarded for a number of years for its portal at Utah.gov, and the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy and Administration has recently completed a study to quantify the financial benefit of delivering these online government services. The results – based on just nine online services from over 1,200 available at Utah.gov – found a total of $61 million saved over five years.

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Tech for Engagement: Mapping the Field

Two years ago, the Knight Foundation embarked on a program to look at ideas, tools and projects to increase civic engagement and participation. Damian Thorman, National Program Director, shares some insights from the KF Tech for Engagement initiative so far, and highlights some of the key focus areas for collaboration in the future.

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Social media, record-keeping and open government

David Ferriero is the 10th Archivist of the United States and Head of the National Archives and Record Administration, including the Presidential Libraries. We explore the linkages between open government and record-keeping public data as well as how social media is challenging the notions of what defines a ‘record’.

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Open government and public value: Beyond the bottom-line

Theresa Pardo is well known for her work leading the Center for Technology in Government (CTG). This discussion looks at public value and taking a portfolio approach to open government, as articulated through the CTG’s Public Value Assessment Tool.

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Data.gov: Communities, voices and value

The US Data.Gov platform now features more than 470,000 datasets from 172 agencies, as well as thematic communities representing such diverse interests as health and education through to developers and consumers.

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The Semantic Web: Data linked to data = New insights

In 2001 Professor Jim Hendler jointly conceptualised the semantic web along with Tim Berners-Lee and Ora Lassila. When he invented the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee always envisaged it as highly linked, and the idea of the semantic web – a web of linked data with meaning – is now emerging as a reality.

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Creating the Commons – building civic connections for innovation

Building a culture of collaboration and participation is a key ingredient to making innovative programs work in cities.

Mark Headd talks about his time with Code for America as their Head of Government Relations, and shares some of the emergent learnings from the intersection between the various elements of CfA’s program – the cities, the fellows, the brigade, the commons and now the start-ups.

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Where Government 2.0 meets Society 2.0

In times of austerity and change, social technologies and new forms of collaboration enable governments, industry and citizens to create new opportunities and solve problems. In this special 2-part interview with Zachary Tumin from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Centre, we look at how all parts of society can collaborate to innovate.

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Start-up culture meets Gov 2.0 in Washington DC

What happens when you bring a room of entrepreneurs, developers, designers and government practitioners together for 54 hours to create new enterprises and solve public challenges?

Mack Kolarich, co-organizer of the DC Gov 2.0 Startup Weekend, talks about how he and his team are adapting the highly-successful international Startup Weekend format to focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in the public sector.

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