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What does the White House's Executive Order mean for Open Government?

(Part 1 of the "Open Gov" blog series)

The White House's Executive Order of May 9, will cause a shift in the way that Federal agencies present data. The Executive Order, “Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information,” mandates that, “the default state of new and modernized Government information resources shall be open and machine readable.”

How Drupal and Acquia Contribute to Shared Services Initiatives

Englisch

As they streamline their connections with the public using digital technologies, Federal agencies are increasing their investments in shared services. “To make the most use of our resources and ‘innovate with less,’ we need to share more effectively, both within the government and with the public,” OMB states in its roadmap Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People.

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How Drupal Supports the New IT Roadmap for Digital Government

Englisch

With the release in May 2012 of its new IT roadmap, Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People, the Federal Government is embarking on an ambitious effort to streamline connections with the public using digital technologies.1 “New expectations require the Federal Government to be ready to deliver and receive digital information and services anytime, anywhere, and on any device.”

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Drupal's popularity growing in government [June 22, 2012]

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Government Computer News

Drupal is one of the more popular open-source content management systems used by the federal government. Just how popular the software is in the public sector was outlined by an infographic recently released by Aquia.

Drupal is used throughout the federal government, said Jessica Richmond, Acquia’s senior director of government professional services. According to Acquia, 24 percent of all .gov websites use Drupal. The software is an important part of the Digital Government strategy, which is using it to help consolidate multiple platforms and websites, she said.

Total cost of ownership of open source software

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Governments across the world want to save money, indeed they need to save money. At the same time they seek to achieve urgent transformation and reform in their organisational structures - a process that often requires new information systems and data infrastructures.

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