"• Hours of counterterrorism training given to the police: 336,552, up 61 percent from 2011.
• Percentage of adults who smoke: 14.8 percent, up from 14.0 percent in 2011.
• Percentage of pay telephones inspected and deemed inoperable: 25, up from 23 in 2011 and 19 in 2010."
— Your [New York] City Government by the Numbers, and More Numbers, NYTimes
"Jim and I have been thinking long and hard about how you can deliver better government through the use of technology. It starts with data, with having a platform where we can serve up rich data points to our city and anyone else who’s interested in it. We’re starting at a place where we can build our expertise and take the community with us. They’ll give us strong, important feedback and we’ll go on this journey together."
Palo Alto, Calif.’s Chief Information Officer Jonathan Reichental on the city’s new open data initiaive.
Read more of my interview with him and city manager James Keene at Mashable.