D.C. Decoded: Open Data, Open Government?

D.C. Decoded: Open Data, Open Government?

All D.C. residents are expected to abide by the D.C. Code. But until recently, most residents didn't have direct online access to the code itself.

All D.C. residents are expected to abide by the D.C. Code, a compilation of all city laws and regulations. But until recently, most residents didn't have easy online access to the code itself. A coalition of advocates and civic hackers recently released a new website, DCDecoded.org, which attempts to shed light on the inner workings of local government. Kojo talks with advocates inside and outside government about the promise and limitations of open government initiatives.

Guests

Josh Tauberer

"civic hacker" and founder, GovTrack.us

Traci Hughes

Director, DC Office of Open Government

V. David Zvenyach

General Counsel, D.C. Council

Seamus Kraft

Executive Director & Co-Founder, OpenGov Foundation

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