AUTHORS

Beth Simone Noveck directs The Governance Lab and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. She is the Jerry M. Hultin Global Network Professor at New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering.

From 2009 to 2011, she served in the White House as the nation's first deputy chief technology officer and director of the White House Open Government Initiative. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, she serves on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and chairs the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multi-Stakeholder Innovation.

Noveck is the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful and co-editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds. Her next book, Smart Citizens, Smarter State: the Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing, will be published by Harvard University Press.

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August 17, 2015

Automatic Benefits: Reducing Red Tape, Improving Lives

By making better use of the data they already have, governments could dramatically improve service delivery.
June 3, 2015

The Data That’s Hiding in Plain Sight

Improving state oversight of nonprofits is just one way that accessible, computer-friendly data could make governance better.
March 11, 2015

Participatory Democracy’s Emerging Tools

What started as groupware in the business world is providing better ways for governments to collaborate with citizens.
November 18, 2014

Measuring the Impact of Public Innovation in the Wild

A foundation-backed "research institution without walls" is studying new strategies for tackling tough problems.
August 19, 2014

Technology’s Crucial Role in the Fight Against Hunger

Crowdsourcing, predictive analytics and other new tools could go far toward finding innovative solutions for America's food insecurity.
April 14, 2014

The Technology We Need to Protect Children

It's critical to give caseworkers and everybody else involved in protecting kids a complete, shared picture of every vulnerable child's life.