Gov 2.0


Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a Better Government

Jennifer Pahlka thinks government should function more like the Internet: permissionless, open, and crowdsourced. Pahlka, a Yale graduate with a background in game development, founded Code for America in 2009. Lightheartedly referring to the fellowship program as a “Peace Corps for geeks,” Pahlka matches up web geniuses and American cities with the goal of modernizing local government services using customized web applications...

A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government, E-Government, and Government 2.0

Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it’s carrying on its business. They don’t want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing claims through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). They want government information, services, and communication to be forthcoming and swift...

 

Law Enforcement Professionals Have A New Mobile Productivity Tool

As law enforcement professionals know, it is crucial to follow the dictates of the law when acting in an official capacity. Not doing so can turn a slam-dunk case into a misfire that can waste hours of careful work on the part of police departments, prosecutors, and countless others involved in a criminal investigation...