There's the on going debate of the worth of Open Government and or Gov 2.0. We've been back and forth on the issue umpteen times on GovLoop:
If you are a public agency or work for city government at any level, this video is a must see!
I welcome any sort of feedback.
You may have heard people talking about the hottest thing in social media, Pinterest. For those not aware of what Pinterest is, it’s a “Pin-Board” styled social photo sharing website. The site allows you to create and manage theme-based image and video collections. Popular topics include recipes, fashion, celebrities, animals, design and nature.
The way it works is you create topics that are of interest to you and…Continue
Some small examples of open data use and public servants who do and don't understand open data from the Province of British Columbia to the City of Vancouver.
For the past several years - ever since the open motion was passed in Vancouver - the city has been releasing more and more data sets. One data set I've encouraged them to proactively release was library data - the catalog, what books were popular, etc... Others have made the request and,…Continue
Added by David Eaves on January 16, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments
New York is looking at a new measure that aims to increase transparency in the state government. The bill will require the Assembly to make meeting materials available to the public online either before or at the start of meetings.
The bill is sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin who has a background in citizen activism through The League of Women Voters. She is sponsoring the bill out of frustration with the state’s lack of transparency in it’s…Continue
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) have put out a joint response to the recent White House call for input.
It’s very solid, so please make sure to read it in full: Strengthening the Public Participation Elements of the Open Government Plan (PDF). Especially noteworthy is a list of resources that…Continue
Added by Tim Bonnemann on January 9, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Opengov.gr has been designed to serve the principles of transparency, deliberation, collaboration and accountability and includes three initiatives:
It used to take years for revolutions to organize. The American Revolution took seven years; the Greek Revolution took eight years, and the French Revolution took ten years. Today, revolutions take only a few days. Consider the 82 day Orange Revolution; the 28 day Tunisian Revolution; and the 18 day Egyptian Revolution.
In early November, as part of DCWeek, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Immigration Community of Interest Network (iCOIN) hosted a panel and demonstration in which social…Continue
Today I interviewed Karen Trebon, Deputy Program Manager and Tammi Marcoullier, Program Manager from Challenge.gov on the inaugural episode of #Hi5Gov featuring Challenge.gov and the amazing impacts Challenge.gov is making for agencies and the public across…Continue
Are you a college student looking to make a difference in your world…and beyond? Do you love the idea of using technology make government more collaborative, participatory, and transparent? Does your childhood dream of someday working for NASA still live on?
If you’ve answered yes to the above questions, and you’ll be spending your 2012 spring semester in either Washington, DC, or Houston, TX, then read on! The NASA Open Government Initiative is looking for innovative…Continue
Added by Sean Herron on October 3, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments
To keep up-to-date, cut costs, and eliminate the need for extra equipment, the U.S. Government should increase its efforts to introduce more cloud computing across agencies. I think that the sharing of resources would cut down on government spending, while also enhancing the productivity of many workers. Over at NextGov.com, this article speaks about David McClure, an administrator for an agency…Continue
Added by David Reinbold on September 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Having a short week was nice, no? It came quickly, but believe it or not, it's time for the...
Friday Fab 5!
Well it'll be back to the normal grind next week, but in the meantime, why not sit back, relax, and take a reflect on some of the top content here on GovLoop.
Today's Blog of the Week actually…Continue
Added by Jeff Ribeira on June 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) launched its first mobile application (app) immediately following National Small Business Week 2011. The app was developed under a public-private partnership with Palo Alto Software and is currently available for iPhone/iPod/iPad with additional platforms to be added soon.
This new tool connects entrepreneurs with 3,000+ business coaching centers, 14,000+ mentors, SBA training videos and Twitter streams. The app also offers a…Continue
Added by Jack Bienko on May 25, 2011 at 6:51am — No Comments
My New Book is now on Kindle - Internet Voting Now! Here’s How. Here’s Why - So We can Kiss Citizens United Goodbye!
Like the horseless carriage 100 years ago, Internet voting is coming to the USA. Not only is it convenient and green, but security has been proven manageable by e-commerce. Security scares are discussed, and dispelled by the…Continue
Added by William J. Kelleher, Ph.D. on April 19, 2011 at 1:16am — No Comments
As many have mentioned here regarding the looming shutdown, focusing on resilency, positive outlook, and even beards are part of the game plan for many.
For those not prone to growing beards (LOL) consider attending some of the tech and networking events you don't have time to attend during overly busy work weeks.
Here's Women in SharePoint DC's April Networking and Spring Fling information. Please join us there!
For more information see:…Continue
Added by Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD on April 8, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
The Veterans Administration takes steps toward an open source approach for patient records management, city government officials in Florida devise a unique way to protect the city’s IT infrastructure from hurricanes, TileMap offers government agencies a cost-effective custom mapping solution, and the Army studies the benefits of smartphones in the field, all in this week’s version of the Gov 2.0 Roundup.
—Last week, the Veteran’s Administration kicked off a project…
Added by Meagen Ryan on February 25, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments
Just as the President emphasized last night, the key to the future is innovation. But innovation shouldn’t be limited to the private sector — we should seek ways to introduce innovation into the making of public policy. LexPop seeks to do just that.
Relative to two hundred years ago, we do everything differently today. We seek entertainment differently; consider…Continue
Added by Matt Baca on January 26, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments
On January 13, 2011, Open Source for America (OSFA), published the results of a study measuring openness in government.
“Predominantly... because of the internet an enormous shift has taken place in society. Everybody can get to knowledge”. Martijn Aslander speaks about Accessibility to knowledge in the network economy and a new world of work for the government. ”I want to move things. Paper does not move people.”
Added by Kim Spinder on December 3, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments