Those who follow the "Web 2.0" hype know that the hype has moved on. People are talking now about "Web 3.0" or the "Semantic Web". However, in government, we are behind the times. We're still talking about "Gov 2.0". The time has come for us to move on, too.
Here in Canada (and in many places elsewhere in the world) we are seeing a growing disconnect between the citizenry and their government. That's why we see so many calls for "democratic renewal". People are not seeing the "once… Continue
Added by David Tallan on March 29, 2010 at 10:07am —
As we mentioned yesterday, we are launching a GovLoop Advisory Board to help us make GovLoop more awesome. More info yesterday
Up on Day 2 is: Bill Bott, Former Deputy CIO, State of Missouri… Continue
Added by GovLoop on March 29, 2010 at 8:30am —
Providing great services and products is difficult for businesses, government agencies, everyone. It is easy to blame the customers, or the citizens, for not understanding the complexity of issues ranging from how to install your product to the need for building permits. While, to be honest, there a likely a couple of knowledge-challenged people among those groups, if you have a large number of customers, or potential customers, that do not understand your products/services the real problem is… Continue
Added by John Moore on March 29, 2010 at 8:07am —
It's the heart of the GovLoop philosophy that there are smarter people than the GovLoop team who have great ideas on how to make GovLoop awesome. That's why we ask questions like "what do you want to see on govloop
" and have groups like the GovLoop Community Leaders
As part of this push, I've been looking to create a GovLoop Advisory… Continue
Added by GovLoop on March 29, 2010 at 8:00am —
Happy Monday! Almost half of the federal government's human resources officials say they have not received adequate training on how to manage and retain employees with severe disabilities, according to the results Continue
of a survey by the Telework
Exchange and the Federal
Managers Association set for release Monday. Many of those officials
are also unfamiliar with mandates designed to…
Added by Ed O'Keefe on March 29, 2010 at 6:26am —
Added by Adam Arthur on March 29, 2010 at 12:01am —
Added by Adam Arthur on March 28, 2010 at 11:30pm —
New Employee Guide - Part 5 – Keep it Going
Past Parts (Part 4 Part 3
, Part 2
, Part 1
Now that you’ve gotten… Continue
Added by GovLoop on March 28, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Approximately one month has gone by since I became "participative" on GovLoop. I became a member almost a year ago, but it took me awhile start utilizing the great opportunities available here. My background includes county, city, airport and hospital based procurement and e-procurement blended with bidding some federally funded capital projects under federal rules. Overall, my… Continue
Added by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO on March 28, 2010 at 7:21pm —
After getting out of Transparency Camp 2010, I wanted to post a summary of a talk I gave. While it is not acquisition related, I believe it is important enough to put here. There was a lot of feedback and talk on how to make this idea happen. The 2.0 version will be posted next week once it is further refined.
A Civilian Transparency Reserve, activated by the… Continue
Added by Sterling Whitehead on March 28, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Last week during its weekly meeting, the NCOIC
Cloud Computing Working Group (CCWG) examined some of the legal aspects surrounding electronically stored information. With government use of cloud computing expected to grow, the group reach out to Mr. Jason R. Baron
, Director of Litigation for the United States National Archives and Records Administration
Added by Kevin Jackson on March 28, 2010 at 5:11pm —
Well, the video from Team 8's final briefing is too large for me up upload here. However, I've posted it on my FaceBook profile. Feel free to view it there.
If you know of another way for me to post it here, please let me know. It is 530MB.
Added by Mary Watts on March 28, 2010 at 2:27pm —
President Obama has filled two vital leadership posts in the US Department of Commerce, announcing the appointment of a new Under Secretary for International Trade, and a
new Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration and head of
the Bureau of Industry and Security.
Added by Tom Hanson on March 28, 2010 at 1:17pm —
IT”S ONLY A SAFETY PIN! A true story…
Added by Meyer Moldeven on March 28, 2010 at 1:37am —
Government of the people, meet the people. With technology making our world smaller and more closely interconnected than ever before, it seems only natural that new social media like SeeClickFix.com could link citizens and government in productive dialogue about issues affecting the public space. Recently we helped bicyclists in Lansing, Michigan help clean up debris-coated bike… Continue
Added by Zak Stone on March 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —
By Seth Grimes, Sponsored by Space-Time ResearchThe Importance of Official Statistics
Governments collect, produce, and disseminate a huge volume and variety of data in the course of their operations. While much of this data relates to government administration — to budgeting, planning, and program performance — it is official statistics that most capture our interest. These statistics —demographic,… Continue
Added by Seth Grimes on March 27, 2010 at 7:52am —
We will be placing orders soon. You can find the picture and details in the Cycling Enthusiasts
Group. John Nelson
will be taking and placing orders.
Added by Mary Davie on March 26, 2010 at 4:18pm —
Earlier this week I shared how Twitter, Inc. released its first-ever official case study
on how a government agency uses the service to help in achieving agency mission. Now comes a story in UK-based The Register claiming the "UK government’s business, innovation and skills department (BIS) is currently peering into its own Web2.0 navel in an effort to work out if… Continue
Added by Steve Lunceford on March 26, 2010 at 3:58pm —
Janet Weiner's daughter Melissa seemed perfect at birth. With a 2 ½-year-old boy at home, things seemed to be going great. But 14 weeks later, Weiner and her family took Melissa to a friend's christening and realized their 8-pound daughter looked like the newborns. After a series of tests, they learned Melissa had cystic fibrosis-and so did her seemingly healthy brother, Matthew.
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease… Continue
Added by Combined Federal Campaign on March 26, 2010 at 2:00pm —
"...only 18% of Apps.gov services enable agencies to comply with public records laws"
If you're viewing your town's Facebook or Twitter account, chances are the city attorney is still recovering from a social media migraine. And you may think I'm joking, but somewhere in your… Continue
Added by Chris Bennett on March 26, 2010 at 11:30am —