THE OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

Open government has long been a cornerstone of democracy in the United States. Principles of transparency and an accountable, responsive government are embedded in Federal law and the U.S. Constitution, and the United States was one of the first countries in the world to adopt an access to information law — the 1966 Freedom of Information Act.

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Austrian Development Agency

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, plans, finances and supports development programmes and projects on behalf of the Austrian Federal Government. In close cooperation with public institutions, non-governmental organisations, enterprises and local partners, the goal is to improve the living conditions of people in Africa, Asia, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe as well as the Caribbean, reduce poverty, secure peace and preserve the environment.

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Augmented government Transforming government services through augmented reality

whitePaper | January 27, 2020

On September 27, 1998, football fans who tuned in to watch the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals witnessed much more than a 31-24 Bengal win. That Sunday, ESPN introduced a technological inno-vation that would forever change the way fans watch sports: a thin yellow line overlaid onto live video representing the distance required for a first down.

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Repurposing Government Spectrum for Licensed Commercial Use: A Win-Win for Wireless Providers and Federal Agencies

whitePaper | August 11, 2020

The federal government is the United States’ largest spectrum user. This is no surprise given the multitude of federal missions, from defending the nation to air traffic control to everyday agency communications. Federal communications systems, however, often rely on decades-old wireless technologies, have limited capabilities, and are less spectrally efficient.

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Freedom of Information Report: An authority on data protection for local government

whitePaper | March 22, 2021

As our societies become increasingly data-centric; data privacy, security and availability have never been so important. The diverse array of individuals and organisations local councils deal with must interact with each other and look up information in a secure, seamless way. This report, commissioned by Veeam®, will explore the current state of data management, protection, and disaster recovery practices in local councils and outline key learnings and recommendations to enable local governments to deal with their data more effectively.

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The California DMV's Digital Leap Forward - Accelerating Government Digital Transformation through Automation

whitePaper | May 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how government operates and delivers services to constituents. In the spring of 2020, government found itself with a remote workforce, closed field offices, mounting backlogs, outdated manual processes and increasingly strained legacy IT solutions. The impact of the pandemic revealed a divide between legacy and cutting-edge technology solutions, amplifying a critical need to accelerate digital transformation in government.

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Guide to Empowering a Mobile Workforce for State & Local Government

whitePaper | April 16, 2020

For government employees, work isn’t a place anymore. It’s something they do, wherever and whenever the need arises. To reach decisions, build relationships, manage finances, and drive strategic value—even with today’s tight resources—mobile workers need the freedom to move beyond agency walls without leaving behind the resources they need to be effective. They need to be able to do anything, anywhere, and on whatever device is most convenient—including their own personal devices—from laptops to the latest tablets and smartphones.

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U.S. Trade in Services: Trends and Policy Issues

whitePaper | January 22, 2020

Trade in “services” refers to a wide and growing range of economic activities. These activities include transport, tourism, financial services, use of intellectual property, telecommunications and information services, government services, maintenance, and other professional services from accounting to legal services. Compared to goods, the types and volume of services that can be traded are limited by factors such as the requirement for direct buyer-provider contact, and other unique characteristics such as the reusability of services (e.g., professional consulting) for which traditional value measures do not account. In addition to services as independent exports, manufactured and agricultural products incorporate and depend on services, such as research and development or shipping of intermediate or final goods. As services account for 71% of U.S. employment, U.S. trade in services, both services as exports and as inputs to other exported products, can have a broad impact across the U.S. economy.

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Austrian Development Agency

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, plans, finances and supports development programmes and projects on behalf of the Austrian Federal Government. In close cooperation with public institutions, non-governmental organisations, enterprises and local partners, the goal is to improve the living conditions of people in Africa, Asia, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe as well as the Caribbean, reduce poverty, secure peace and preserve the environment.

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