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I don’t know about you, but our twitter feed was filled with talk of the government shutdown. In order to get our open data and government innovation fix, we’ve been paying close attention to state and local feeds, and expanding our horizons by checking out what’s going on internationally. With that in mind, here are 5 organizations to follow for open data and government innovation news:

The Open Government Partnership

The Open Government Partnership is a new multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder collaboration, OGP is overseen by a steering committee of governments and civil society organizations.

The Open Knowledge Foundation

The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.

The Gov Lab

The GovLab builds, studies and implements experimental, technology-enabled solutions that advance a collaborative, networked approach to re-invent existing institutions and processes of governance to improve people’s lives.

The OpenGov Foundation

The OpenGov Foundation is dedicated to developing and deploying technologies that support every citizen’s ability to participate in their government, and hold it accountable.

Code for America

Code for America is a nonprofit collaborating with local governments to foster and facilitate innovation in local government.