The Data Transparency Coalition will host Data Transparency 2014 on Tuesday, September 30, in Washington, D.C.

Code for America today announced the next class of municipalities for its 2015 Fellowship Program that partners civic technologists with local governments for one year to “explore answers to local challenges by engaging with the community, building applications, and testing the results.”

The 2014 Code for America Summit kicks off today in San Francisco and runs through Thursday. For most of you reading this, 99% of your Twitter stream will reference what has become one of the most important government technology events held throughout the year.

Y Combinator posted a list of sectors it’s interested in hearing pitches from in a “request for startups” that includes government-focused ventures.

Today, Sunlight Foundation announced Chris Gates will take over as its new president in October after co-founder and executive director Ellen Miller said she would step down from eight years at the helm.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s openFDA initiative aims to “make it easier for web developers, researchers, and the public to access large, important public health datasets.”

It took 10 years for the Federal Communications Commission to re-do its first website, and now FCC.gov is set to undergo a second overhaul since it relaunched in 2011.

The White House is looking for input on how it can improve the open government section of its website, located at whitehouse.gov/open.

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for a chief data officer.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and woke up at to a 6.1 earthquake at 3:30 a.m. this morning, now would be a good time for citizens and local governments everywhere to take a look at City72 Toolkit.

The 2014 Code for America Summit is set for September 23-24 and registration is now open.

Earlier this year, I began doing research work with CivicActions on agile development in government — who was doing it, how and what the needs were to successfully get it deployed.

I had a conversation with a venture capitalist recently who was looking for information on startups who had APIs and had built their company around public data.

A recent VentureBeat headline misleadingly suggests agile development practices were the cause of Healthcare.gov’s “failure.”

Recent conversations I’ve had with municipal executives managing open data programs indicate that traction around open data platform usage isn’t meeting their personal expectations.

Reinventors is hosting a live, online government procurement roundtable with key nonprofit, business and media leaders on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. PT.

The U.S. Department of Justice is looking for a chief information officer.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently announced the Department of Commerce will hire its first-ever chief data officer. I wanted to make sure that when this new and extremely important individual assumes their role, they have my latest thoughts on how to make the Department of Commerce developer portal the best it possibly can be, because this will be the driving force behind the rapidly expanding API driven economy.

Government media and events company e.Republic is expanding its business operations to include funding civic-focused startups, in hopes of leveraging its Rolodex of government officials to help serve as a channel for sales and marketing to those ventures it supports.

What has been known for weeks and already publicly celebrated by open data insiders was today formally acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Transportation in a Twitter retweet: Dan Morgan is the agency’s new chief data officer.

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