Monthly Archives: April 2015

Was Governor’s “Email Retention” Summit An April Fools Joke?

Credit the governor with successfully changing the channel away from the pummeling he was getting for his dreadful email deletion policy, and onto the budget and his feeble new ethics rules.  But now it’s April 1,  and in a March 16th letter to the legislature, attorney general and comptroller the governor pledged to “convene the […]

Innovation? Former Philly Open Data Chief Hates Open Data Portals

Mark Headd, the former Chief Data Officer of Philadelphia, wrote a provocative blog post about open portals, titled “I HATE OPEN DATA PORTALS” (caps original). He has four main complaints. First, no government is actually using the data it provides. If the government can simply publish data without any regard for its accuracy, the accuracy and […]