DigitalGov Monthly Theme: How Data and Code Improve Government Services

Mar 10, 2015

Data and code are the foundation, building blocks, and cornerstone of government digital services. They are the keys that open the door to a better digital government future and are fundamental in making government more open. No matter who you are or where you work in the federal space, data and code enable your projects to meet real needs.

Digital photo of U S A Networking concept with binary code and website scripting overlays

Vicente Barcelo Varona, Hemera, Thinkstock

This month we’re featuring articles around the theme of data and code. Here’s a sneak peek of what we have lined up:

And speaking of open, the theme for our Spring 2015 Citizen Services Summit is open, and the SocialGov team opened the U.S. Public Participation Playbook to coders last month. The Playbook itself is open, with contributions and feedback solicited throughout the development process. Remember that every Wednesday, Bill Brantley from USDA writes the weekly API Briefing where you can learn how government APIs are transforming government and improving services. We also encourage you to learn how you can get your data on and how their data pipeline works.