U.S. House Transparency Caucus forum features civic technologies and open government champions

On June 7, the Transparency Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives hosted a remarkable forum inside of the United States Capitol that featured ten presentations from government officials and members of civil society on innovative tools and technologies. Following is a rundown of who spoke and the services, tools, and projects they shared:

I attended the forum, shared insights from the presentations on Twitter, and moderated a short Q&A at the end. (The event was supported by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, which I have helped Demand Progress policy director Daniel Schuman with for years.)

At a high level, this Transparency Caucus forum was a reminder of the immense progress over the past decade in using the Internet and associated technologies to improve public access to the raw materials of democracy, engage and inform people about new opportunities to learn about their government and participate in it – and the work that still remains to modernize Congress in the 21st century.

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