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Miami and Pennsylvania Apply Lean to Performance Management

If you work in government, you’ve probably heard these buzzwords: process improvement, performance management, and lean. Lean is the crux ...

What Data Reveals About Ourselves — From Better Ways to Govern to Hidden Biases

Data is fodder for modern-day anthropology, revealing our values, biases, and priorities. It’s the trails we leave behind, says data ...

How 3 Smart Governments Share Data-Driven Stories

People care about the nuts-and-bolts work of their governments. They want to know how cities are addressing homelessness, how they’re ...

Using Public Data to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Just because fall is here doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on the outdoors. In fact, depending where you ...

Data Academy Launches New Government Data Training

Socrata Data Academy, the nationwide initiative to teach government decision-makers and analysts how to apply data to solve problems, is partnering ...

Alexa, Public Spaces, and More Ways Cities Share Data

In a raw form, the data a city collects can intimidate and overwhelm — rows of numbers and spreadsheets aren’t innately ...

10 Most Commonly Requested Datasets

Police incident reports and parcel records are among the highest demanded types of public data, according to a new study by ...

How to Develop Data Governance in Your Organization

Whether your government shares data with the public or internally, it’s essential to have a data governance process in place ...

U.S. DOT Collaboration is Where the Rubber Meets the Road

It takes eight months, on average, for the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine the number of highway fatalities in ...

The Importance of Spatial Data Analysis in the Public Sector

Decision-makers within the government and public sector use data to dig into which initiatives and programs to invest in. But ...

Find Socrata at Canada’s Premier Open Data Conference

We’re looking forward to joining more than 300 data pros, policy advisors, and advocates at the Canadian Open Data Summit ...

The Link Between Performance and Budgeting

The relationship between performance and budgeting is shifting in the government sector. What matters most are the outcomes. Kimberly Olivares, ...

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