Mike Bracken

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The Open Standards Board
by liammaxwelll on 15/04/2013 In the Open Standards Principles we said that we’d set up an Open Standards Board to help us to decide which open standards to use in government IT. Now that we’ve published the first 8 challenges on the Standards Hub, it’s time to set up the Board and start making those decisions. The Board will focus […] Read more – ‘The Open Standards Board’.
Happy Birthday, We The People!
A year ago, the White House launched We the People, a new platform that allows anyone to create or sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. In just one year’s time, the platform has generated 3.4 million signatures by 2.8 million users. And what’s even more exciting is that […] Read more – ‘Happy Birthday, We The People!’.
New Tool Verifies Authenticity of Gov’t Social Media Sites
By John K. Higgins. E-Commerce Times, 14 September 2012. “… GSA has just launched a tool to help consumers identify legitimate federal government social media sites. Now the public can use GSA’s “social media registry” to validate that an account is really managed by the government and is not an impostor. Read the full story […] Read more – ‘New Tool Verifies Authenticity of Gov’t Social Media Sites’.
Four Challenges for Open Data
We’ve seen an amazing growth of interest in open data within the UK and worldwide over the past half-dozen years, but in my opinion there are still some challenges ahead if we want to get to a situation in which open data is being used to its full potential, by government and businesses and individuals. […] Read more – ‘Four Challenges for Open Data’.