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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by John Kamensky on October 23, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Georgina Clelland on August 27, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
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…Continue
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: http://wp.me/p1v9sa-cH
Added by B Alexander on July 3, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Calista Rollogas on May 2, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Benjamin J. Balter on April 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
Added by Benjamin J. Balter on April 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Matt Langan on March 27, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Matt Langan on March 12, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments
By Alex Moll, Communications Officer, eRulemaking Program Management Office
Yesterday, the White House announced the relaunch of Regulations.gov in a post on remaking public participation by Cass Sunstein, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA):…Continue
Added by Alex Moll on February 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you want to know why I volunteer with the Federal Communicators Network, an independent interagency group dedicated to facilitating free training for federal…
Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on February 4, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
By Alex Moll, Communications Officer, eRulemaking Program Management Office
Executive Summary - This past month marked the one year anniversary of a significant Open Government milestone. One year ago, President Obama signed Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review." Since then its implementation appears on the pages of agency retrospective reviews,…Continue
Added by Alex Moll on February 2, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Just after midnight last night, here on the East Coast, a new part of Data.gov went live. http://www.data.gov/business
Politico's @MorningTech reported this morning that around 200 new datasets were released to the public.
At present, I'm seeing 120 datasets, most of which relate to the agricultural industry, census data or import/exports:…