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Seattle launches citywide data strategy as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance

Seattle launches citywide data strategy as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance

Last month, Seattle became the latest city to release a citywide data strategy as part of its work with the Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance.

Seattle’s new three-year One Seattle Data Strategy, crafted in collaboration with the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University (GovEx) coaches as part of the city’s participation in the City Data Alliance, doubles down on existing best practices and explores opportunities for improvement and collaboration.

GovEx Joins U.S. Tech Policy Network

GovEx Joins U.S. Tech Policy Network

By Amy Edwards Holmes  Recently, I joined a group of local leaders from around the country at the White House to discuss how we can work to align new technology and data practices to improve the lives of all Americans. I’m proud that the Bloomberg Center for...

GovEx supports job readiness training in Memphis

GovEx supports job readiness training in Memphis

This month, GovEx’s Kel Wang, Rudy de Leon Dinglas, and Latricia Boone traveled to Memphis to lead a two-day data and performance management workshop as part of Opportunity Accelerator (OA). GovEx partners with Results for America and other organizations on OA, which...

GovEx leaders speak at “Knowledge into Action” conference

GovEx leaders speak at “Knowledge into Action” conference

This week GovEx Executive Director Amy Edwards Holmes, GovEx founder and Associate Vice Provost of Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University Beth Blauer, and Amanda Daflos, Executive Director of our sister center, the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation,  spoke...

GovEx Spotlight: Baltimore Data Academy

GovEx Spotlight: Baltimore Data Academy

Check out the latest GovEx Spotlight on the Baltimore Data Academy. Listen to our full podcast episode with Baltimore City Chief Data Officer Justin Elszasz here.

Data Workforce: We Want to Hear From You!

Data Workforce: We Want to Hear From You!

GovEx is conducting a series of virtual focus groups to gather input on the future of data work in local government, and we want to hear from you! Whether you are a leader, HR professional, or a dedicated data officer, we want to know about your experiences working...

Detroit officials discuss innovative street view program at GovEx

Detroit officials discuss innovative street view program at GovEx

Last week, GovEx and our sister center, the Bloomberg Center for Government Innovation (BCPI), together with 21st Century Cities hosted a presentation from Detroit officials Tamara Fant and Ted Schultz, who discussed their innovative Street View program. In 2018, the...

Banish the thumb drive: a call for better internal data sharing

Banish the thumb drive: a call for better internal data sharing

Some people’s pet peeve is loud chewing; others hate the Oxford comma. Here’s mine: thumb drives.  First of all, can we choose one name for these things? They’re also referred to as “flash drives,” “jump drives,” and “USB drives,” plus a few other names. Let’s choose...