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#DataNews: The Value of Data Inventories, Tracking Pollution Through IoT, & More

In open data news this week, Kansas City’s Chief Data Officer Eric Roche shares how a data inventory led to ...

Firefighters Can Save Their Own Lives with Data

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2015, more than 27,000 firefighters were exposed to hazardous materials such as chemicals ...

#DataNews: Releasing Hospital Inspection Data, Chi Hack Night’s Big Anniversary, & More

This week, Chicago marks the five-year anniversary of a weekly hack night devoted to making the city a better place ...

Data Viz: Are You Telling a Story or Making a Point?

“How many people have ever said to themselves or a colleague or a client, let’s tell stories with these data?” ...

#DataNews: Gov’t Data and Private Companies, Reducing Traffic Fatalities, & More

In this news this week, State Tech Magazine puts hiring a Chief Data Officer and implementing an easy-to-use website high on ...

3 Ways Performance Management Leaders Can Engage the Public

Government performance management practitioners from the across the country met recently at Socrata Connect near Washington, DC to discuss what’s ...

#DataNews: 25 Gov’t Doers, Attracting Tech Talent, & More

Government Technology released its annual list of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers this week — see the public-sector ...

How to Hire a Data Scientist & Find Solutions in Your Data

If you’re like many public sector organizations or governments, you’re awash in data. A data scientist could help you make use ...

#DataNews: A What Works Cities Certification Program, OPEN Government Act Progress, & More

This week brings the launch of a What Works Cities certification program that will assess cities’ data practices, and then ...

Using Sidewalks to Fight Obesity in San Bernardino County

Known as “The Heart of Southern California,” San Bernardino County covers more than 20,000 square miles, with 2.15 million residents. ...

Quality of Life Data, 2017 IT Spending, Cybersecurity, & More

This week’s open data news brings two new guides aimed at helping cities go beyond just putting data online. Elsewhere, ...

311, Blight, & Internal Data Go Digital in Montgomery, AL

Open Data Montgomery is one of many moves the city of Montgomery is making toward greater transparency and a smarter ...

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