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Poll: Who Has Better Hair - Nick Charney or Uncle Jesse??



No offense Nick...Sterling Whitehead brought this up...and in the spirit of your visit and a great laugh, I figured why…

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Added by Candace Riddle on August 10, 2010 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments

Drupal Commons Released (Free, open source Collaboration software)

Acquia - a leading provider of Enterprise Support for Drupal, yesterday released Drupal Commons - a free, open source competitor to Jive Software, Telligent, Sharepoint 2010, others.



A number of Government customers are in the process of deploying Drupal Commons for Enterprise-class Communities.



Since it is free (free from license fees, free from any restrictions whatsoever, and… Continue

Added by Tim Bertrand on August 6, 2010 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Small Businesses Are Struggling and Government Inter Agency Panel Is Trying To Fix The Problem

On Monday June 28, 2010, 500 business owner travelled to Washington DC from all parts of the country to speak to the the newly formed Inter Agency Task Force on Small Business Contracting. The White House in April established a pair of interagency task forces to help federal agencies award more contracts to small… Continue

Added by Keith Moore on July 7, 2010 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

Hero For A Day – Your Government 2.0 Heroes

I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the 30,000 strong in the GovLoop community, and I’m happy to interact with all the readers on this site. However, GovLoop is not the only place to find some of the top influencers in the Government 2.0 community, and today I wanted to highlight a great idea that our…

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Added by Christina Morrison on June 15, 2010 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Gov 2.0 and Organizational Culture

Two interesting articles about organizational culture in the latest issue of the “Journal of Organizational Change Management.” The first article is a cultural analysis of organizational memory and its role in organizational change while the second article describes how organizational memory can hinder learning a new technology.



In the first article, McCabe gives a more detailed description of organizational culture as a collection of shared memories. These memories can contradict each… Continue

Added by Bill Brantley on June 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

'To Have and To Hold, Til Twitter Us Do Part.' Join us on #localgovchat tonight 6/2 at 9 EST.

How do you manage your relationship with social media AND the real people in your life?


I was looking at old pics, like the one above from my wedding in 2003, and was started wondering: How many Twitpics would I have sent from the limo. Would I have updated my Facebook relationship status to "married" from the receiving line? If my wedding had a hashtag, what would it be? #rupegetshitched? Then I… Continue

Added by Michael Rupert on June 2, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

To Restore Public Distrust-Increase Insourcing.





The very notion of Insourcing which is defined by hiring more government employees versus government procuring these services from government contractors at this time is a sign of a very…

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Added by Keith Moore on June 1, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Better Buy is Like Best Ball in Golf. Try it...It's fun and rewarding.

A few weeks ago, my church Alfred Street Baptist had a Mens Retreat that opened with a good old fashioned golf outing.


For those of you who don't know what Best Ball is, let me explain. In a foursome (4 golfers playing against other groups of 4). The golfers hit off the tee and the ball that travels the farthest and lands closets to the pin, is the ball that the group uses to hit the next ball. This goes on until the ball lands in the hole. The score of the group is the…
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Added by Keith Moore on May 19, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

New Congress Application for iPhone and Android Puts Government Info Right In Your "Palm"

Since getting my new HTC Droid Incredible, I've been gleefully exploring the growing number of applications available for Android. This week I was thrilled to discover… Continue

Added by John Westra on May 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Designing Social Media Policy for Government: Eight Essential Elements

As we all know, despite the increasingly frequent use of social media tools by government agencies, managing this engagement remains challenging for many, especially at state and local levels. Last summer CTG began to explore this topic and what we ended up hearing often from government professionals that we interviewed was that they would really like to have a policy for social media to help them manage this environment, but they were not sure where to… Continue

Added by Jana Hrdinova on May 17, 2010 at 12:45pm — 4 Comments

SeeClickFix Integrates Data with San Francisco and Washington DC's New Open311 Systems

SeeClickFix is proud to announce its integration with San Francisco and Washington DC’s 311 systems, after the two cities announced their transition to the Open311 API today. The cities’ use of this open source data platform will enable citizens to communicate service requests directly into their cities’ CRMs by reporting issues through one of SeeClickFix’s three platforms:



• the website, available at www.seeclickfix.com,

• the widgets,… Continue

Added by Zak Stone on May 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Selling Web 2.0 Technologies to Upper Management

As we work on how to use social networking technologies in Gov 2.0, I thought this article from IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management might be of some interest to practitioners. “The Strategic Implications of Web Technologies: A Process Model of How Web Technologies Enhance Organizational Performance” answers two questions:…

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Added by Bill Brantley on April 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Open Government Day brings new guidance from OMB

Today is deadline day for federal agencies to post their Open

Government plans online (and discuss these plans), but there’s another Open Government Directive

milestone reached today as well that shouldn’t be overlooked: new

guidance from OMB on how social media, transparency and existing

policies can mesh together.



Read more about the four new OGD guidance memorandums released by OMB… Continue

Added by Steve Lunceford on April 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How Successful are Your Gov 2.0 Initiative(s)?

There are certainly more and more Government Agencies jumping on the band wagon to follow President Obama's directive for them to become more collaborative, open, transparent and participatory. But the real question is - what measures are being taken to evaluate the success or failure of all these efforts?

I'm writing an article for eContent Magazine to help identify what's being done to establish evaluation…

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Added by Helen Mitchell Curtis on April 6, 2010 at 4:07pm — 3 Comments

Open Government is a Social Movement

I had the pleasure of spending last Friday and Saturday with a great group of doers and thought leaders at Open Gov West. I’m going to try to sum up some of my major take-aways from the Open Gov Regional Standards and Seamless Data panels and facilitated discussion. Let me just note that this panel series was one of many so this post is not a complete summary of the energy or conversations at Open…
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Added by Alissa Black on March 31, 2010 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Giving Employees Incentives for Innovation

Calls for more government efficiency come not just from the public, but also from the public servants who make government’s day-to-day operations possible. Some of the best ideas come from the people who intimately know the processes that could be improved. However, implementing those ideas often requires jumping several, tall hurdles.…

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Added by Scott Primeau on March 19, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

How Can Open Government or Web 2.0-Help Small Business and the New Jobs Bill?

A bill to make it easier for small businesses to win federal contracts on Thursday cleared the Senate committee where similar provisions have stalled, and the panel's leader said she is confident the legislation will become law.…

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Added by Keith Moore on March 9, 2010 at 7:16am — No Comments

What do you like best about the new IRS Careers website ?

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new IRS Careers site: www.jobs.irs.gov…

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Added by John Bersentes on March 4, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

GovLoop to participate in Open City Workshop

Many of us Gov2 enthusiasts are passionate about discussing what it means to have an Open Government. I'm privileged to be living in a region where many great things are happening and as we all know, talk is great, action is better.


This coming Saturday, the City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada will be hosting their second Open Data workshop. This is very exciting and what's…
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Added by Walter Schwabe on March 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Must-Read for Gov 2.0 & Digital Democracy Gurus

I stumbled across a fantastic article in this weekend's Wall Street Journal that should be a must-read for those in the Gov 2.0 movement as well as anyone that has ever used the "Iranian Election" example when promoting the growing influence and importance of Twitter and other social networks.

The Digital Dictatorship, written by Georgetown University fellow Evgeny…

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Added by Steve Lunceford on February 23, 2010 at 10:42am — 5 Comments

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