Tag Archives: Data.gov

Two Minutes with Vivek Kundra

We recently had the privilege of attending Vivek Kundra’s talk when he spoke at the University of Washington.  We found his assessment of federal government information technology issues to be refreshingly frank.  After his talk we had a chance to …   read more …

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When is a number not a number?

Have you ever asked yourself whether your telephone number is really a number?  It’s got numbers in it but does it measure anything? How about your credit card number?  PO Box?  Social Security Number?  What would happen if you subtracted …   read more …

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Data producers vs. data consumers

In the marketplace, the needs of producers and consumers are often at odds:  producers want higher prices, consumers lower ones; producers want easy assembly, consumers easy dis-assembly; producers want flexibility and rapid prototyping, consumers reliability and long-term support. The same …   read more …

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Finding web services at USGovXML

The federal government has the responsibility of taxing us and spending our money in beneficial ways.  In some cases we are well aware of what we get for our money — most people use highways and weather forecasts on most …   read more …

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