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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Government 2.0' (44)

Thom's Top Ten #g2e 2010 edition

This post is also appears at NuSum, it is written from a Canadian perspective eh.





Back in May I wrote about attending Gov 2.0 Expo, in… Continue

Added by Thom on July 19, 2010 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

Web 2.0: Is the public sector really behind the private sector?

In the first of what could become and ongoing discussion series I join Leila Sadeghi, Ph.D., to discuss a recent Harris Interactive poll. Leila Sadeghi, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor with the Center for Executive Leadership in Government at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This first post has been interesting, a joint writing… Continue

Added by John Moore on July 12, 2010 at 8:47pm — 4 Comments

Get Your Gov 2.0 Hero Goodness Grouped Here!!!

So yeah its Gov Hero Day and people are pretty pumped about it on the Loop. When I got on this morning there were already a handful of blog shout outs to some unsung government rockstars.



First off keep the shout outs coming!!! There are some big time thank yous that need to get handed out from military personnel to that guy who saved your state a ton of money last year by getting energy on the cheap. There are heroes across the scope of gov't and they literally can be found anywhere.… Continue

Added by Stephen Peteritas on June 15, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Project of the Week: Austin's Crowd-sourced City Budget

This past week, while I was in Texas, I learned that the City of Austin has launched an innovative online tool for the public to provide comment about their 2010-2011 Budget. Community members will be able to vote on priorities for unmet service demands and potential service reductions as the City works toward formulating its budget for next fiscal year. The public will…
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Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on June 15, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Reno shows local government how to go mobile

Added by John Moore on May 31, 2010 at 7:16pm — 3 Comments

Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service

The Australian Public Service (APS) Management Advisory Committee (MAC) last year commissioned a report on public sector innovation and what could be done to encourage innovation in the APS.



That report, Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service, has now been released.



The report looks at the innovation ‘state of play’ in Australia and… Continue

Added by Alex Roberts on May 21, 2010 at 1:26am — 1 Comment

Man is a Social Animal. Why not the Government then? [Government 2.0]

Numerous blogs out there sport #Gov20 or #OpenData buzzword these days igniting interesting conversations around what they believe Government 2.0 platform is probably gonna be like tomorrow. Some assume it to be a Facebook clone, some say it should be Twitter et al and some go even as far as challenging the norms of openness & transparency by bringing in a kind of fright with concern over data-security & privacy issues. Well, Government Version 2.0 is anything but these stand-alone… Continue

Added by Arvind Nigam on April 28, 2010 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Icelandic Volcano strands people, Twitter allows them to fix it

For the last two days a volcano in Iceland has been spewing ash and rock high into the atmosphere with little indication that it is going to stop any time soon.…

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Added by James Purser on April 17, 2010 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Top 5 – Key IT Documents

I’m writing a little series on Top 5s on various topics - I encourage you to write yours.


There’s lots of key documents that form a government agency’s IT operations.

Here’s my "Top 5":



1 – IT Strategic Plan – every agency needs one.…

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Added by GovLoop on April 6, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Brush that Dirt off Your Bike Lanes – Social Media for Spring Cleaning

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…

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Added by Zak Stone on March 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Moving from Attention to Engagement to Participation – More World of GovCraft

Continuing my thinking on the World of GovCraft, I've started to think about what the real challenge is for government, various comments suggested that Government is so disconnected that it is unlikely that we will start to bridge the gap. But i'm starting to wonder whether this just an illusion and we are only creating this gap and reinforcing it by not doing anything practical about addressing it in ways which… Continue

Added by Carl Haggerty on March 24, 2010 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

Unlocking Government - How Data Transforms Democracy (New Research)

My collegue, author and former public servant Bill Eggers, has just completed some great new research that helps illustrate the evolution of government from a data publisher to a development platform for generating maximum public value.





You can view the 44 page report here: http://bit.ly/c1AdGh Click on "Unlocking Government" for the report and a series of videos from Bill regarding some key findings.… Continue

Added by Steve Lunceford on March 23, 2010 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Snatched Kid, Doctored Photos—TSA's Blogger Bob Rolls with the Punches

Blogger Bob Curtis was a recent guest speaker at the Society for Technical Communications awards luncheon in Washington DC. Bob manages the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) social media strategy and content. And he is the lead author of The TSA Blog.

Bob told stories and offered tips to bloggers—especially for those who handle sensitive and unpopular topics. Calling his agency the "2nd most unpopular next to the IRS",…

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Added by Eileen Kessler on March 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Charbonneau on Collaboration & Open Access to Law

Olivier Charbonneau, Associate Librarian at Concordia University, and author of the Culturelibre blog, has posted Collaboration and Open Access to Law, on…

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Added by Rob Richards on March 15, 2010 at 1:07am — No Comments

My favourite Gov2 Resource & Inspiration

I've recently been lucky enough to become part of a group of fellow Canadians, who, inspired by the works of giants like Steve Ressler, Chris Rasmussen, Nick Charney and David Eaves decided that we wanted a space of our own to play in. Canadians tend to get lots in the larger Govloop.com space, which is why a group of us decided to create govloop.ca. After a few months, and a… Continue

Added by Bowen Moran on March 12, 2010 at 7:18pm — 4 Comments

Social Media & Government: An Oxymoron or a Perfect Challenge?



http://www.nagconline.org/ orginally published by NAGC Newsletter, February 2010

Social Media & Government: An Oxymoron or a Perfect Challenge?

Author: Andrea Schneider



Social Media is an Open System. Thriving social media sites are interactive, ever evolving, receptive to change, build…
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Added by Andrea Schneider on March 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Designing Government for the People

I was talking to a co-worker about our office’s reconfiguration plans, which involve merging divisions and training employees to handle a wider variety of customer needs. It’s a nice plan, and it is likely to benefit our customers by removing the layers they have to dig through to get to the services they need.…

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Added by Scott Primeau on March 5, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Project of the Week - Native Cultures 2.0







So much of the 2.0 part of the web is community in collaboration. One of the emerging questions with this technology and tools is – how does it benefit all Americans or help to reach traditionally underserved populations?



What caught our attention this month is how native communities are using Web 2.0 tools to enhance their presence within national boundaries. It sparked us to ask:



What is being done…

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Added by Tanya Hilleary on February 5, 2010 at 9:21am — 3 Comments

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