I f you ask 20 people to define open government, you will get 20 different responses. The lack of uniformed definitions makes implementing open government services very difficult. It would be like asking a pastry chef to bake a cherry pie and then providing 20 different recipes.…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
By Alex Moll, Communications Officer, eRulemaking Program Management Office
Next week, the eRulemaking Program Management Office (PMO) will release the first installment in a series of website developments scheduled over the course of 2012 as part of a redesign of Regulations.gov. The substantial redesign aims to effectively re-launch Regulations.gov to meet the goals of Section 2 of…Continue
Added by Alex Moll on February 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Summary. Last night I had the distinct honor and privilege to participate in the White House State of the Union TweetUp. I arrived in my capacity as a private citizen and student from American University (AU). Earlier in the day, as a fellow invited Tweep (i.e., a fun moniker for those of us who micro blog using Twitter or Facebook), I also had…Continue
Innovators—including government innovators—should be paying attention to prizes because they work, because they add another tool to their innovation tool belt, and because they are already being used by a typical late adopter—the government.
I’ve been a student of prizes and competitions in government for several years now—there is always something to learn: a new success story, an understanding of new enabling legislation, a new prize structure you’ve never seen before, etc. It’s a…Continue
I've been watching the Hurricane bear down the East Coast and been following what various agencies are using for technology.
Was trying to put together what each agency should need for communications in disaster
1) Web & capacity- NYC.gov went down for a little while yesterday and people were quite upset. Show's the need for a couple things- updated website with most recent content at all times. And needs to be up at all times - you need hosting in the cloud…Continue
Pretty fascinating refresh of energy.gov today.
Some initial thoughts:
-I've never seen the normal header not be the top most part of a gov't website. Pretty innovative
-What is even cooler is when you scroll down, the actual…Continue
So I'm in Berlin this week talking to folks in Germany about social networks and collaborations.
In the course of conversations and beers, I learned a ton about how public service works over here in Germany.
Here's 9 things I found interesting:
As I've been sitting in on sessions at CityCamp Raleigh, there's one recurring statement that I've heard:
"I don't care what's going on in [insert neighboring town/city here].
I want information that's directly relevant to me."
It's really a variation of NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) - you and I are heartless about what's…Continue
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It's funny. A couple years ago I was in charge of a social media platform inside my agency for internal use amongst employees. At the time, I thought of it as a social media…
I gave a talk last week at National Association of Government Communicators called "How to Increase Fans, Followers, and Subscribers"
I've attached the presentation below.
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I still remember the first day my dad brought home a computer. Honestly, I had no idea what it was and what it was for. I don't think he truly did - other than…
Neal Ungerleider wrote a a funny piece on Fast Company about the State Department’s new Tumblr blog this morning, including a few suggestions on how the State Department could be more Tumblry by jumping on some of Tumblr’s most popular trends. It’s a great piece of writing, and it also says exactly what I was afraid someone would say when we started…Continue
This morning, I attended an event at the US Embassy Public Affairs Unit in Canberra designed to discuss matters of eDiplomacy and use of online tools in diplomatic and international affairs efforts.
The event, being hosted specifically for an Australian audience by the State Department included a conversation with …Continue
Added by Stephen Collins on April 1, 2011 at 2:23am — No Comments
The GAO released a new report yesterday called Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication…Continue
In looking at the middle east, its still an open question as to whether the countries engaged in overthrowing their decades old dictators can begin to move toward nascent emerging democracies. But if they do, we know the process of becoming a stable, democratic society is a long-term exercise. But is there a corallary between how many countries skipped the landline copper wire network to jump right to cell phones with how governmental institutions can be set up?
The Texas Gov 2.0 Camp has been happening yesterday and today and I was lucky enough to be on an email string where I learned from Steven Polunsky, Director of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce for (Texas State) Senator John Carona that they are engaged in some innovative transparency initiatives in…Continue
Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 29, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments