Hello, world!

Thursday, August 13, 2009 | 3:59 PM

The Public Sector team got started to build consumer products and applications that connect citizens to public sector information and services. We'll continue work on projects including Google Moderator, voting information and All for Good. And we're exploring new product ideas that meet our mission.

Advances in technology can make it simple for people to stay engaged and informed about their government and their communities. But the public sector rarely has the technology to build appropriate online tools that meet citizen demand. As the public sector works to move services and information online, small external technology teams like ours can provide engineering insight and resources.

While we're ramping up, we're eager to hear your ideas about how an engineering team can build products that make an impact. Leave a comment, and we'll keep the conversation going.


cc said...

This seems like an excellent opportunity to apply technologies like Google Maps. An application that would allow people across the country to enter some demographics, what broadband/internet service they are using, how much it costs, what's available, what performance they receive, etc. would really help. Once entered, this data could be collated, sorted, summarized, etc. This information could provide an independent and perhaps more accurate view of the current state of broadband vs. the data provided by carriers.

How about it Google?

cc said...

Sorry - I forgot the intro for this idea:

As noted in Google Moderator, the FCC has requested feedback in preparation for creating the National Broadband Plan. One of the complex issues is mapping broadband coverage - who is served/unserved/underserved, and what broadband services are available at what everywhere in the USA.

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