The UK can simultaneously promote data-driven innovations for all, develop the types of skills required for the digital economy, support the private sector’s use of data to increase productivity, and improve public services through appropriate sharing and use of data within government, as well as between government and the private sector.
May 31, 2016
State legislators step back from a bill that would limit such technology and instead take a reasonable approach. This should serve as a model for state legislators considering regulation for other emerging technologies, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
April 7, 2016
Government leaders should start demanding that IT projects specify how they will improve productivity and hold these projects accountable for delivering the promised value, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
March 8, 2016
As government agencies try to use databases to solve serious policy issues, they find themselves fighting political battles rather than technological ones, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
January 26, 2016
It is time for California to set its expectations for e-government higher, says Rob Atkinson in Capitol Weekly.
January 21, 2016
By ending the requirement to use a proprietary tracking system for federal contractors, the U.S. government is taking a critical step toward making its spending data more open and accessible, writes Joshua New in Nextgov.
January 15, 2016
The short-term results from “helicopter policymaking” may be gratifying, but the long-term cost may be troubling, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
December 11, 2015
Annual reports—relics of a paper-based world—are no longer the best option for an increasingly digital government, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
November 9, 2015
Governments have been reluctant to use technology to boost productivity and save money, but they need to be more aggressive, writes Rob Atkinson in Governing.
October 13, 2015
Rob Atkinson presented at Engaged Citizens: Digital Government Showcase & Discussion that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah as a part of the 2015 NASCIO Annual Conference.
October 13, 2015
It’s time for e-government to fulfill its original promise, cutting government costs through higher productivity. This report shows how.