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Socrata + Drupal: Washington State’s Public Disclosure Commission

Washington State’s Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) helps report on the flow of money to candidates, campaigns, and lobbyists. And, it ...

User Experience Checklist for Government Data Programs

Concepts like brand identity and user experience aren’t typically associated with government websites. But, when it comes to creating an ...

Five Communication Tips for Talking with Data Newbies

People in every discipline can benefit from a better understanding of quantitative analysis. There is an urgent need for government ...

How to Host a Successful Hackathon in 4 Steps: The Pennsylvania Story

In today’s information-crazed world, most organizations have more data than they know what to do with. The smartest civic leaders ...

When Not to Trust a Number

The amount of data generated each day around the world has reached staggering proportions. While estimates vary, it’s generally accepted ...

How to Frame a Government Data Analysis Project

Data is becoming a bigger part of every government information workers’ day-to-day job. According to several studies, about 30 percent ...

FAST Act Brings Transportation Funding to States

Late in 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into the law. The five-year legislation enhances resources ...

USC Empowers SoCal Community with Quality of Life Data

Which datasets relate most strongly to quality of life and what happens when residents are given block-by-block access to them ...

3 Ways to Teach Data Skills in Your City

How can governments work to encourage data literacy in their employees and throughout their community? In Metro Nashville and Kansas ...

4 City & County Leaders Share Performance Management Tips

There’s compliance, and then there’s going above and beyond to drive real change. A recent interactive panel discussion held on ...

For a More Effective Data Program, Do a Personas Exercise

What’s it like for a resident in your city, state, or county to use your government’s services? For Gainesville, Florida, ...

3 Keys to Effective Learning and Development Programs

Leaders inside and outside of government talk about the importance of bringing a learning culture to their organizations. This popular ...

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