2014: The Year in GovTech News

Because the open data movement is one of the most influential in technology and government today, the GovTech editorial team assembled some data of its own.

by / December 22, 2014

In March, Government Technology reported on the U.S. City Open Data Census, which today shows that about 24 percent of city government data has been opened across the nation.

Because the open data movement is one of the most influential in technology and government today, the GovTech editorial team assembled some data of its own. 

Below is the 2014 GovTech Coverage Data infographic.

The keyword frequency chart shows which terms are reported on most. The story frequency graph shows how some of GovTech’s most popular news coverage areas evolved over the year. The story volume graph reveals how many stories were published each month. The career tracker provides visual context to the 2014 Year in People. And the graph in the lower left of the infographic shows the most popular stories published this year, which include:

  1. Are You Ready for a Driver’s License for the Internet?
  2. Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers
  3. The Best Government Websites for 2014
  4. Which States Have the Best Technology?
  5. California Preparing for Self-Driving Cars by 2015
  6. Fairfax County, Va., Provides Real-Time Access to Police Data
  7. Where’s My State Tax Refund? Check Our Map
  8. Anonymous 'Requester' Turns Police Body Camera Programs Upside Down