Jason Shueh

What President Obama Did for Tech: Transparency and Open Data

Before “open data” became a catchphrase for innovation, there was Data.gov, the first open data portal for federal agencies. Under the direction of President Barack Obama and the guiding hand of US CIO Vivek Kundra, the site went live in 2009.

How Digital is Your State?

Just as a school teacher roots for his students, the Center for Digital Government is hopeful every two years that each respondent to its Digital States Survey will astound with reports of their technological feats.

Code for America's Quest to Save the Brigades

Swelling numbers coupled with a temporary setback in fundraising have prompted the civic tech nonprofit Code for America (CfA) to begin restructuring its volunteer Brigade program.

San Francisco Opens Superpublic Innovation Lab

Federal technologists, change makers and academics joined the city of San Francisco (CA) in a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 14 for Superpublic, San Francisco’s new innovation lab.

The Case for 18F: Why Federal IT Procurement, Contracting Need to Change

A Q&A with General Services Administration Administrator Dan Tangherlini

California HHS Open Data Portal Paves Way for State Health Data

Estella Geraghty, the deputy director for California’s Department of Public Health and the portal’s project leader, met with public officials on Aug 7 to announce the official launch of the site at health.data.ca.gov and to elaborate on next steps

Social Networking Platform Ties Neighborhoods and Government Together

Nextdoor, a neighbor-to-neighbor social media platform, is growing at breakneck pace: from 176 neighborhoods to more than 38,000 today -- that number represents one in four neighborhoods throughout the US.

Advocacy Groups Push Coding as a Core Curriculum for Schools

Technology proponents don’t need to make a case for the role of computer science in tomorrow’s job market. Today, it’s self-evident in the economy and daily life.

Accelerating the Internet of Everything

The movement to allow everyday items to connect to the Internet has gained momentum, as toothbrushes, bathroom scales and trash cans (to name a few) are available with sensors and online access.

Open Data: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

[Commentary] Though the debate about open data in government is an evolving one, it is indisputably here to stay -- it can be heard in both houses of Congress, in state legislatures, and in city halls around the nation.