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Strategies for Responsible Data Sharing between Administrative Agencies – A Presentation to the Arnold Foundation Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program

The goal of the Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program, supported by a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and organized by The GovLab, is to support the work of public entrepreneurs trying to improve people’s lives. The twenty teams and individuals participating are among those who are fighting to improve the […]

Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program: Online Mentoring to Support Public Interest Entrepreneurs

Repost from Jun 13, 2016 With a dramatic rise in the numbers in prison, there is bipartisan support – and a major White House push — for improving public safety while reducing incarceration and making our criminal justice system fairer. A key tool in the movement for criminal justice reform is the ability to use data […]

Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program Launches This Week: Online Mentoring to Support Public Interest Entrepreneurs

With a dramatic rise in the numbers in prison, there is bipartisan support – and a major White House push — for improving public safety while reducing incarceration and making our criminal justice system fairer. A key tool in the movement for criminal justice reform is the ability to use data to understand where problems […]

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Lessons Learned on Technology, Data Sharing & Data Infrastructure for Tech-Enabled Disaster Management by Julian Carver

Guest Post by Julian Carver Julian Carver was the acting Chief Information Officer at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) until June 2012. From March 2013 – April 2015 he led the Canterbury Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Programme at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), a $5m investment in a set of tech projects to support the […]

Apply Today for GovLab Academy Online Project Coaching– New Courses!

Passionate about fixing the public procurement process or interested in joining a group of entrepreneurs working on Data Driven Criminal Justice Innovation? Do you want to learn from peers and experts about applying more collaborative and open approaches to disaster management using technology? Apply Today for GovLab Academy online project coaching courses! Send in your […]

Introducing PolicyAtlas – An Encyclopedia for Public Policy

Guest post by Neil Reilly, GovLab Academy Coaching Programs Alumnus. Project: an online, wiki-based, encyclopedia of public policy concepts from which policymakers can find ideas. How it Works: individual, genericized policy concepts receive their own, user-contributed entries that cover issues like: What is the policy? What are its tradeoffs? Who are its supporters and opponents? […]

Getting youth excited about data

At the end of July, the GovLab Academy finished delivering in Washington, DC, two sessions of the US Department of Agriculture’s first Open Data Summer Camp for middle and high school students. The experience was, by all accounts, highly successful. After each 2-week program, both students and parents reported that we were able to build […]

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Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari on the Open Source Drug Discovery project

Written by Beth Noveck and Irene Tello Arista (Here is a link to the transcript of the talk) In India and around the world, thousands of primarily poor people die every day from tuberculosis. There has been no new TB treatment developed in forty years and resistance to existing drugs is increasing. Because TB disproportionately […]

The GovLab Academy’s new course can help you solve problems that matter.

Are you passionate about civic tech? Are you… Working in government with an innovative project you want to bring to life? An independent social innovator who wants to expand your toolkit for real-world change? Someone with an important idea for tackling a social problem but who needs to develop the key skills to take your […]