Policymakers at all levels of government, and the public at large, as well as local and regional offices of state agencies, like to have locality-specific information. Often, aggregated stats about statewide programs or policies will be less interesting to those seeking to use data than "how it effects my County/City/Town." Appending a georeference data field to publicly-available records as a convention would allow ...more »
All senior City decision-makers should be required to publish online the date and duration of all meetings with external parties. They should be allowed not to publish this information where there is a justification for not doing so, but on a regular basis each decision-maker should have to publish the number of meetings whose details he has not made public in the usual way.
The W3C (http://www.w3.org/) defines the Semantic Web as an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the semantics of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content. Tim Berners-Lee("Inventor of the web") coined the term Semantic Web back in 1999. Today it is frequently referred to as Linked ...more »
A general periodic (monthly)status of the CIO/OFT Project Management Portfolio should be made available via the Intranet.
The Department of Labor publishes publicly the status of all of their current projects. This transparency sounds exactly like what OFT has been after with Empire 2.0.
A Federal website called data.gov is working with states and local governments to launch their own sites with access to machine-readable data and it looks like New York is not at the moment participating. Whether New York collaborates with data.gov or not, the concept behind what they are doing is compelling and worth investigating. One of the goals beyond making public data readily available is to encourage innovative ...more »