Conversations with public sector line managers over the past few weeks have highlighted the huge persistent gap between agencies that have embraced nimble IT systems and the rest. In particular, opportunities to create more effective information for their teams and their customers are being missed because the power of APIs have not been understood. So
Kansas Legislative Information System and Services was the recipient of the 2012 NASCIO Award for Open Government in their annual State IT Recognition awards. KLISS was developed by Propylon in partnership between the executive and legislative branches of the Kansas Government involving a complete overhaul of the Legislature’s IT systems. “One Gov” put citizens at
Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.