Socrata, Inc.

Socrata, Inc.

October 04, 2011 09:00 ET

Socrata-powered Data.Oregon.Gov Wins Best Open Government Award at NASCIO

Innovative Open Data Program Featured in Upcoming National Webinar

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - The State of Oregon Socrata-powered Open Data site, data.oregon.gov, was recognized with an outstanding achievement award in the Open Government Initiatives category, at the annual conference for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) last night.

The 2011 NASCIO Recognition Award follows the 2011 Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government-to-Citizen category, which was presented to the State of Oregon, on September 16th by the Center for Digital Government.

Oregon and Socrata will host a live national webinar on October 19th to share this case study with other government leaders, and to highlight real-world examples of doing more with less with Open Data.

You are invited to register for this webinar here: http://bit.ly/qooBYD

The webinar presentation will focus on helping government organizations realize the benefit of Open Data as a platform for improving citizen access to information and services, increasing citizen engagement, and delivering meaningful cost efficiencies at the same time.

The site was launched in August 2010, under the leadership of State Chief Information Officer, Dugan Petty. For Oregon, this award is one many accolades the state has won in the past year for its nation-leading Open Government program. The State of Oregon went from a 'D' rating to a leader in transparency by the U.S. PIRG and from a C to an A+ in the Sunshine Review rating.

For more information on NASCIO, and the annual Recognition Awards, please visit www.nascio.org.

About Socrata

Socrata is the leading developer and provider of Open Data Services, a category of cloud-based Web 2.0 solutions that enable federal, state, and local governments to dramatically improve the reach, usability and usefulness of their public information assets.

The Socrata Open Data Platform™ optimizes the management and timely dissemination of relevant information and data-driven services to citizen, professional and internal government audiences, in self-service mode and across multiple channels. Information assets include tabular data, geospatial data, unstructured content and real-time data from government transactional systems of record.

Socrata customers include cities such as Seattle, Edmonton, Chicago and Baltimore, states such as Oregon, Illinois and Oklahoma, and federal agencies such as Medicare, SAMHSA and GSA (Data.gov). Socrata is a private company, based in Seattle, Washington, with venture financing from Frazier Technology Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures. To learn more about Socrata, visit www.socrata.com.

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