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What Elements of BBP 2.0 are Important to IT Programs and Why?

By Tom Kuhn, PhD, Fellow

As we move further into an unprecedented era of tighter budgets and post war downsizing, it makes sense to implement…


Added by Tracey Wright on September 18, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

3 Ways Peer-to-Peer Services Will Rock Government’s World

Last week, I was able to attend the 2013 Personal Democracy Forum in New York City.  This conference and community is about the present and future impact of digital technologies on our democracy.  While listening to many of the thought-provoking and passionate presentations, there were a few different ideas that really spoke to me. Here are three that I wanted to share with…


Added by Scott Burns on June 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government, E-Government, and Government 2.0

Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it’s carrying on its business. They don’t want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing claims through …


Added by Logan Harper on June 10, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

2013 Technology Innovation Predictions - What's Yours?


1) Virtual engagements will become the norm - Immersive Virtual Environments (IVR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Digital Web-based Platforms (DWbP) will take off like a rocket this year.…


Added by Adam Arthur on March 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

UPDATE: Knight Foundation Open Government News Challenge grant opportunities is live

Gov Loop member Sandy Heierbacher blogged on February 2nd about the Knight Foundation’s Open Government News Challenge that runs from February…


Added by Daniel Bevarly on February 13, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

#OpenGovernment: How Open is too Open?

In the wake of the Open Government Directive issued by President Obama in December of 2009, agencies have been working to take specific actions to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration. However, do we want our National Security Agency (NSA) being transparent about all of their defense tactics and cyber plans?

Does sharing all of this information mean that everyone has access to it? Do we really want potential enemies and hackers to have information…


Added by Heather Young on December 4, 2012 at 10:24am — 4 Comments

Key Features of Cross-Agency Collaboration Mechanisms

How do you organize a cross-agency collaborative effort to get results no single agency could accomplish on its own?  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed an inventory of “mechanisms that the federal government uses to lead and implement interagency collaboration,” along with a self-assessment checklist to consider when using them.


GAO’s latest study on collaborative governance is based on an…


Added by John Kamensky on October 23, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Content Management Strategies for the #Social, #Mobile and #Cloud Era

Five-hour course to inspire IT professionals, information strategists and process owners with new approaches, best practices and success stories

Our Boot Camp seminar series, “5 Steps to Victory over Manual Processes,” will be held in seven cities — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Minnetonka, Minn. — from October 2 to October 25.  The free one-day event…


Added by Georgina Clelland on August 27, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

The Demise of the Personal Dashboard

I was recently asked how I would architect a personalized dashboard experience for visitors to a large, customer-facing website. My response? I wouldn’t.

A dashboard in a car or airplane makes sense. It’s not as if I could click “speedometer” while driving or press the “altimeter” button while flying. I simply need everything at all times. But virtual interfaces don’t…


Added by Benjamin J. Balter on July 10, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Government & Social Media: Who has some of the "Best Practices"

In our own celebration of Independence Day, we decided that we should focus on Social Media Best Practices. After reading the title, you have to wonder who we are going to use to exemplify best practices in Social Media. After much deliberation, we picked Utah.Gov.

Here is why:

Added by B Alexander on July 3, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

When Government Agencies Receive High Klout Scores, Does it Really Mean They Have More Clout?

IBM Center for the Business of Government recently issued a report that provides some very interesting social media insights for federal agencies:  which agencies have the highest Klout rankings.

If you are not familiar with Klout, it essentially measures your overall social media influence. For example, when you create content or engage through…


Added by Matt Langan on June 5, 2012 at 7:27am — 4 Comments

Social Networks: If You Build It, Will they Come?

By: Grant Asplund

Originally posted on Federal Blue Print

In an age where technology is changing in the blink of an eye, there is one thing we know for certain: social media applications and networks are here to stay.  While old technologies such as voice and instant messenger persist, more and more agencies are integrating video communications into their work platforms.  And because agencies like the Department of…


Added by Shany on May 10, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Can New VA Policy Drive Telemedicine Adoption?

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently proposed a new policy that could provide a roadmap to increase telemedicine adoption should it be implemented across the healthcare community. According to an article in InformationWeek, the VA is looking to eliminate copayments for veterans that utilize telemedicine for doctor’s visits.

The policy is designed to…


Added by Calista Rollogas on May 2, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

CFPB Accepts First Citizen-Submitted Code on Behalf of Federal Government

“Fix typo.” Not quite “one small step for man,” but a significant first nonetheless. These simple words, typed by an open-source developer operating under the pseudonym “iceeey,” may represent the first collaborative effort between the federal government and the broader open-source community, and surely represents a tangible win for the open-government movement as a whole.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is in a unique position. As the youngest federal agency, they…


Added by Benjamin J. Balter on April 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Startup Beach House

Are you working on a Gov 2.0 idea, Open Gov idea or have an idea for a product or service to improve government?  Than you might be interested in the Startup Beach House!

The Startup Beach House originated from the love and passion we have for startups, entrepreneurship and the awesome community surrounding these ideas.  When we first announced the house in February, we never expected the outpouring of support, ideas, questions and overall excitement.  

Over the past month…


Added by Greg Berry on April 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

What’s Missing from CFPB’s Awesome New Source Code Policy

Most often, when we talk about open source in government, it’s talked about in one of two ways: either it’s the pitfalls of the federal IT procurement model that can’t seem to comprehend a world in which open-source is an option, much less potentially a superior choice (“acquisition as a roadblock“), or it’s reiterating…


Added by Benjamin J. Balter on April 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Social Media Emergency Messages. From Social Media to Social Resilience

I would like to share the results of the Crisis Camp Italy that took place on 17th of march 2012 a in Bologna. The aim of the meeting was to focus the discussion of the participants on SMEM and its use within the framework of the national civil protection. Some ideas and best practices have been presented during the meeting, and on the afternoon three working groups discussed on the use of twitter and the hashtagging for three types of risk.

The discussion kept going on the google group…


Added by elena rapisardi on March 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Find Out if You're Reaching Federal Execs in All the Right Places

Knowing where and how to reach senior decision-makers at civilian and defense agencies is a vital component to every marketing effort aimed at the federal government.

Market Connections and Sara Leiman, VP Media Director at TMP Government, are excited to announce the release of this year’s Federal Media and Marketing Study. The 4th installment of this popular syndicated study combines actual media usage of mid to…


Added by Matt Langan on March 27, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

4th Annual Federal Media & Marketing Study to Help Marketers Refine Strategies for Selling to the Government

In today's government contracting environment, companies and organizations selling products and services to the federal government need to keep every arrow in their marketing quivers as sharp as possible.

One of the core components of marketing success in this new contracting environment is knowing where and how to reach senior decision-makers at civilian and defense agencies. This involves understanding exactly which print, radio, online and social media venues federal leaders…


Added by Matt Langan on March 12, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

The Relaunch

By Alex Moll, Communications Officer, eRulemaking Program Management Office

Yesterday, the White House announced the relaunch of in a post on remaking public participation by Cass Sunstein, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA):…


Added by Alex Moll on February 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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