2010 Open Government

On a Path to Greater Transparency, Openness

In an historic effort to achieve an unprecedented level of openness, the White House issued the Open Government Directive (OGD) in December, instructing Executive branch departments to publish three ‘high-value’ data sets online within 45 days.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Open Government Directive Compliance

With more than 70 different activities, deliverables and milestones due within 100 days of the President’s Open Government Directive, Microsoft quickly rolled out a series of ‘templates’ that can serve as useful tools to help agencies quickly establish priorities, track progress and outline key responsibilities to meet the requirements set forth in the directive.

>>>Read the Step-by-Step guide here...

Cloud Interoperability Will Connect Agencies, Constituents

As public sector organizations evaluate cloud services as a way to consolidate IT infrastructures, scale systems and enable innovative Open Government services, technology vendors are working to resolve interoperability challenges.

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Tips to Aid Agency Open Government Initiatives

Microsoft officials offer several ‘best practices’ tips and advice for how to ramp up an agency’s Open Government Directive efforts, including the following list of tips:

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NASA Unveils Imagery Allowing Anyone to Explore The Red Planet

NASA’s new citizen-science web site, “Be a Martian,” allows anyone to view hundreds of thousands of images of Mars, gathered over decades of exploration on the Red Planet. Visitors can pan, zoom and explore the planet through images from Mars landers, roving explorers and orbiting satellites dating from the 1960s to the present, including many images that have never before been seen.

>>>Learn how NASA leveraged the OGD...

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