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Tech Execs Talk Open Data, Government Cloud

At a conference focused on the next generation of government technology and innovation, one might expect to hear a fair amount of buzz about the cloud, social media and open data. One would not be disappointed.

At the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington, a series of prominent executives and public-sector technology advocates .

Of course, some of those changes would be sped along with a rewrite of federal laws, but the industry's working on that, too. Datamation takes a look.


WASHINGTON -- Cloud computing and open data were the watchwords here at the opening session of the Gov 2.0 Expo, a trade show focusing on the next generation of government technology produced by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb.

In a rapid-fire series of brief keynote presentations, industry leaders and government officials took turns pitching the audience on the value of migrating government IT infrastructure to the cloud and the potential of engaging the public with online data sets, new developer platforms and the social media tools that have come to broadly define the era of Web 2.0, a trend long-championed by O'Reilly Media CEO Tim O'Reilly.

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Tech Execs Tout Government Cloud, Open Data