Curated County Government News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the County Government conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Facebooks latest transparency tool doesnt offer much so we went digging (02-25-2020)
Introducing Load Balancing Analytics (12-10-2019)
Elasticsearch Service is now available on Microsoft Azure in Singapore (11-25-2019)
Facebook isnt free speech, its algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage (10-20-2019)
Context: New Versions of HashiCorps TerraForm Cloud for Teams and for Governance (09-13-2019)
The future of tracing is open (09-11-2019)
The Importance of Comments for Maintainable Code (09-05-2019)
Standards drive innovation and user experience (09-02-2019)
Amazons Ring offered a footage request system to more than 400 law enforcement agencies (08-28-2019)
Google moves closer to letting Chrome web apps edit your files despite warning it could be 'abused in terrible ways' (08-23-2019)
What We Mean by Feature Flags (08-21-2019)
A bunch of celebrities posted a copyright hoax to Instagram (08-21-2019)
What GraphQL Is and Why It Matters for Headless CMSs (08-21-2019)
Introducing the Wild West of Federal Government Websites (08-21-2019)
Facebooks Libra Association is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators (08-20-2019)
Facebook will use humans to curate its News Tab (08-20-2019)
Surveillance as a Condition for Humanitarian Aid (08-20-2019)
More than 20 Texas cities and towns have been taken hostage by ransomware (08-19-2019)
Found: World (08-14-2019)
Think that Minute Details on Federal Government Websites Dont Matter? Think Again. (08-02-2019)
Governments should have a role in opening social service data (07-15-2019)
AWS GovCloud (US) and Amazon Rekognition A Powerful Public Safety Tool (06-12-2019)
The rise of policy innovation labs: A catalog of policy innovation labs across Canada (08-28-2018)
A rationale for data governance as an approach to tackle recurrent drawbacks in open data portals (08-04-2018)
A hundred places where governments are using tech to crowdsource policy (08-02-2018)
Civic and Political APIs, Data Sets, and Websites (06-25-2018)
The Presidents New Management Agenda: Data is a Key Driver of Government Reform (03-23-2018)
Can the code help local governments? (03-13-2018)
Azure Government technology innovation shaping the future (03-04-2018)
Handbook of Research on Modernization and Accountability in Public Sector Management (02-14-2018)
Developing cross (02-13-2018)
Introducing the Upcoming Open States GraphQL API Open States (12-21-2017)
Twitter will tell users if content was blocked to comply with local laws or legal demands (12-20-2017)
Proliferation of Open Government Initiatives and Systems (12-19-2017)
Civic Technology: Open Data and Citizen Volunteers as a Resource for North Carolina Local Governments (12-19-2017)
Government and Big Data: Friend or Foe? (12-07-2017)
User Experience Checklist for Government Data Programs (12-05-2017)
Evidence (11-30-2017)
Why Can't America Have a Single, Interoperable Tolling System? Because Bureaucracy (11-23-2017)
Open government and citizen participation: an empirical analysis of citizen expectancy towards open government data (11-11-2017)
OpenGov Open Data Portal (11-06-2017)
Government 3.0 Next Generation Government Technology Infrastructure and Services (10-31-2017)
How Cambridge Created a Civic Innovation Challenge Inventory (10-20-2017)
AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government (10-18-2017)
Priceless? A new framework for estimating the cost of open government reforms (10-18-2017)
Political Ideology and Municipal Size as Incentives for the Implementation and Governance Models of Web 2.0 in Providing Public Services (10-17-2017)
Today in OpenGov: Probing questions (10-04-2017)
Azure Analysis Services now available in Azure Government (09-21-2017)
The stuff and nonsense of open data in government (09-20-2017)
Driving Government Digital Transformation through the API Economy (09-18-2017)
DTA takes on responsibility for government data (09-13-2017)
Public Policy for Public Data (09-07-2017)
Worried about public comments on draft open data policy? Here are the most common sentiments. (09-05-2017)
5 Habits of Successful Public Data Programs (08-29-2017)
APIs, shared services can reshape, modernize government technology (08-28-2017)
Now Available: The First Guide in the AWS Government Handbook Series (08-25-2017)
Smart Technologies for Smart Governments: Transparency, Efficiency and Organizational Issues (07-22-2017)
Five ways to use the API (07-20-2017)
Lessons from Airbnb and Uber to Open Government as a Platform (07-10-2017)
New government datacenter regions available in Arizona and Texas (07-10-2017)
The Right of Access to Public Information (06-28-2017)
Douglas County Open Budget Invites the Public to Explore the Annual Budget (06-20-2017)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Featured County Government Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Other County Government Companies and Organizations

These are additional companies who have APIs, but do not have as much detaila nd resources available to rank with the others.


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