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A Smarter, More Innovative Government for the American People

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Editor’s note: Yesterday, President Obama and Vice President Biden met with Cabinet members and other senior officials to lay out a vision for building a better, smarter, faster government. The President highlighted innovations that are already making a difference, and discussed the importance of new technologies for achieving that vision.  His remarks reinforce our need to think about how technology can extend the reach…

Celebrating Innovation at the Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza Conference

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Three years ago, the Department of Health and Human Services kicked off the Health Data Initiative with 45 people gathered in a conference room. This week marks the fourth edition of what has come to be known as ‘Datapalooza,’ which has grown to include nearly 2,000 tech developers, health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and…

White House Issues Executive Order on Open Data

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, and we want to take a moment to reflect on a recent White House Executive Order about open data. This Executive Order and accompanying Open Data Policy [PDF 6MB] requires that, going forward, all data generated by the federal government be made available in…

Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data

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Editor’s note: Yesterday, the White House issued an Executive Order and an accompanying Open Data Policy, as well as a series of complementary actions. According to the press statement, “The Executive Order requires that, going forward, data generated by the government be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while appropriately safeguarding privacy, confidentiality, and security.” We encourage you to read…

Social Good: Igniting Passion and Innovation for a Better World

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Editor’s Note: This week the AIDS.gov team is at the United States Conference on AIDS. We will return next week with highlights from the social media sessions. Today we have a guest post about another recent conference, The Social Good Summit.  Last week, global leaders gathered in New York City to discuss a wide spectrum…

Top Government Leaders Explore the New Digital Government Strategy

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On May 24th, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and a panel of government executives explored the challenges and opportunities associated with the new Digital Government Strategy entitled “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” . The event was organized by the American…

Roadmap for a Digital Government

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When the Internet revolution arrived in the 1990s, the U.S. Government embraced this new medium to interact with the American people.  Today, what started as basic information pages has evolved into sophisticated transactional systems that allow us to pay taxes online, download medical records, and so much more. Like the 1990s, we are now in…

HHS Requests Information on New HIV Data Project

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Federal funding for HIV services is spread across multiple departments, agencies, and programs each with its own mission, priorities, and history. In order to achieve a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) recommends that the Federal government develop improved mechanisms to: 1) monitor, evaluate, and report on progress…