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Graeme Jones

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#OGP subnational #OCDS experiment: guess real world hours + costs of 8 #opendata deliverables in #opengov policy. Embedded image. 5:20 AM - 27 Apr 2016. 1 Retweet. Reply to @jonesiom. Replies. Graeme Jones. 4m4 minutes ago. Graeme Jones @jonesiom. @jonesiom blog post with analysis to follow ...
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Legal professionals, information multipliers, publishers, reusers, data journalists, academics ... this event is being organised especially for you! ...

The Publications Office of the European Union is holding a conference on access to and reuse of EU legal information on 21 March 2016.

In the spotlight will be the access and reuse services provided by the Publications Office, in particular the wide range of options offered by EUR-Lex – the gateway to law and legal information from the EU.

More info, agenda and registration details 1 click away: http://bit.ly/1P31ndF
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Alexander Howard
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The returns on open government data are now real enough to be documented in +The Economist, but the challenges ahead are also real.
 
Expectations for immediate returns on releasing open data were wildly overinflated in 2009, amidst hype and hope of the Internet reinventing government. It's easy to knock that down today. Now that people are seeing real global impact, six years later, we can start talking pragmatically about what's working, what hasn't, why, and for whom. That's a good thing. http://www.economist.com/news/international/21678833-open-data-revolution-has-not-lived-up-expectations-it-only-getting
The open-data revolution has not lived up to expectations. But it is only getting started
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OMB & Treasury Finalize Standards for DATA Act Government Financial Reporting
Still, they recommend sticking with the proprietary DUNS number for identifying recipients.
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget announced Monday that after more than a year of discussion, all 57 data standards related to the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act have been finalized.
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If this "data science" stuff is hard even for real scientists, how can we expect the public to make effective use of our data?
Graphics by Ritchie King If you follow the headlines, your confidence in science may have taken a hit lately. Peer review? More like self-review. An investigation in November uncovered a scam in wh…
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Mark Braggins

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There are now over a thousand open data-related articles and posts referenced through the "Open Data - Aha!" site.

Feeds set up for over 500 different sources, with more being added all the time.
Signposting to open data being used in 'real life'
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More Interest in Opening Access to Publicly Funded Research Published in Peer Reviewed Journals
Measure would codify White House policy requiring free access to research papers
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Congressional Panel Digs into DATA: Lawmakers Emphasize Standards, Question OMB’s Recipient Reporting Pilot
Sounds like Congress is asking questions that need to be asked about the DATA Act. Maybe this is what happens when you mandate a major transformation of government data management WITHOUT APPROPRIATING ANY MONEY TO SUPPORT THE EFFORT!?!?!?!?!??!!??!
Yesterday’s hearing, conducted jointly by the Subcommittee on Information Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations, examined Treasury's and the Office of Management and Budget's (O...
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US, EU investors ask Big Pharma to release all drug trial results, including failures
Apparently some investors don't think that government oversight of pharmaceutical clinical trials reporting has been sufficiently open open or effective.
Could lead to better treatments, lower costs—and fewer side-effect cover-ups.
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Rayna St

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Just a few days before the first-of-a-kind Data-Driven Innovation in MENA workshop: what to expect and how to follow the activities. Happening in Cairo, Egypt, 18-23 Feb 2016 http://goo.gl/W9LrJQ
Just a few days before the first-of-a-kind Data-Driven Innovation in MENA workshop: what to expect and how to follow the activities.
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Alexander Howard
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How data visualization can save lives:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-is-how-visualizing-open-data-can-help-save-lives_56781c17e4b014efe0d5fd59?cje5ewmi

Cities are increasingly releasing data that they can use to make life better for their residents online -- enabling journalists and researchers to better inform the public.

Los Angeles, for example, has analyzed data about injuries and deaths on its streets and published it online. Now people can check its conclusions and understand why LA's public department prioritizes certain intersections.

The impact from these kinds of investments can lead directly to saving lives and preventing injuries. The work is part of a broader effort around the world to make cities safer.
Identifying the location of pedestrian and cyclist injuries is a key first step for cities to reduce the occurrence.
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Pressures mount to deliver on DATA Act promises
This article by Wyatt Kash is one of the better rundowns I've seen about the challenges involved in DATA Act implementation. While there have been fundamental mistakes in how implementation is being managed that can be traced to the legislation itself, slow progress is being made. (This is one of the topics I've been researching as part of my "big data project management" research http://www.ddmcd.com/bdpm .)
Federal agencies need to make data 'portable' says Treasury executive, but wrestle best strategies to get there.
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Alexander Howard
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Expectations for immediate returns on releasing open data were wildly overinflated in 2009, amidst hype and hope of the Internet reinventing government. It's easy to knock that down today. Now that people are seeing real global impact, six years later, we can start talking pragmatically about what's working, what hasn't, why, and for whom. That's a good thing. http://www.economist.com/news/international/21678833-open-data-revolution-has-not-lived-up-expectations-it-only-getting
The open-data revolution has not lived up to expectations. But it is only getting started
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World Bank: Open Data for Sustainable Development
I like the more open discussion in this report of the challenges associated with developing sustainable open data programs.
 
Open Data — data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose — is becoming increasingly important in today’s development agenda driven by the Data Revolution, which has been recognized worldwide as the key engine for achieving the post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals. ​Data is probably one of the most valuable and least-utilized assets of modern governments. In that context, Open Data is being widely reco...
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Cutting Funding for the BLS
This article discusses proposals to further reduce the amount of economic data collected by the Federal government. At minimum there should be some assessment whether such data can actually be supplied by other means but it is not clear that that is being done. Here is the comment I left on this article: "I don't believe that data such as BLS collects should be a private sector responsibility on the data gathering side. This to me is a classic case of something that should be a Government responsibility, and the experience and professionalism of the behind the scenes government employees who manage such data collection efforts is commendable. But there may be a role for the private sector to play in how government collected data are used and that does need to be discussed. For example, NOAA is experimenting with allowing private sector cloud vendors to make NOAA collected weather and environmental data available (http://www.ddmcd.com/interim.html). Perhaps the BLS should be looking at such options as well?"
Cutting funding for the Bureau of Labor Statistics would be penny wise and pound foolish.
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Key Maker

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Introducing a 'Decentralized News Reporting' solution via the 'Immutable Public Ledger'

feedback and discussion much appreciated.. and encouraged
Random Rant #9 Introducing A Decentralized Mass Media Solution Here 'Max Igan' speaks to the mass media's role in the break down of common human values… - Key Maker - Google+
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Congressional Panel Digs into DATA: Lawmakers Emphasize Standards, Question OMB’s Recipient Reporting Pilot
Sounds like Congress is asking questions that need to be asked about the DATA Act. Maybe this is what happens when you mandate a major transformation of government data management WITHOUT APPROPRIATING ANY MONEY TO SUPPORT THE EFFORT!?!?!?!?!??!!??!
Yesterday’s hearing, conducted jointly by the Subcommittee on Information Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations, examined Treasury's and the Office of Management and Budget's (O...
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Ralph Cochrane

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£15,000 #EULife  +AppChallenge uses new open data about the quality of life (including healthcare, financial stability and even a Loneliness Index). If you're an app developer download the brief!
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NOAA's Big Data Project
This official NOAA blog post describes its "big data project" involving Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Microsoft Corp., and the Open Cloud Consortium. Also included (for the first time as far as I can tell) is a link to the wording of the research agreement (CRADA) that spells out some of the details governing the relationship between the government and the firms involved in this data-intensive experimental project. Here is some of the text from the blog post: "The CRADA contains NOAA’s standard research agreement language, which forms the skeleton of this framework, as well as defining the specific goals of the collaboration and the guidelines within which NOAA and the collaborators can innovate to achieve these goals. The CRADA is designed to allow the collaborators, their data alliances, and NOAA to focus on harvesting the public and private benefits locked up in NOAA’s data, without unnecessarily limiting or predefining the solution space. NOAA shares the excitement of the open government data community about what might emerge from this research project."
For more information from my own blog about the significance of this NOAA program see http://www.ddmcd.com/managing-technology/category/noaa .
Open Government Team. Ellen Herbst Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Head of Open Government Working Group open@doc.gov. Catrina Purvis Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Open Government. Joey Hutcherson Deputy Director, Office of Privacy and Open Government ...
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