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Open Gov Defined - More Than A Noun, A Verb Of Gov Transformation

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.…


Added by Emily Jarvis on February 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Coming Soon: The Re-launch of

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 The substantial redesign aims to effectively re-launch to meet the goals of Section 2 of…


Added by Alex Moll on February 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Being @ the #SOTU #WHTweetUp

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…


Added by Alex Moll on January 25, 2012 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Why Innovators Should be Paying Attention to Prizes

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…


Added by Jenn Gustetic on October 13, 2011 at 11:32am — 5 Comments

Hurricane Tech - What Government is Doing

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- 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…


Added by GovLoop on August 27, 2011 at 5:16pm — 4 Comments

GovLaunch - Refresh

Pretty fascinating refresh of 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…


Added by GovLoop on August 4, 2011 at 2:01pm — 10 Comments

Top 9 Things I Learned in Berlin


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:



Added by GovLoop on June 22, 2011 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

"I Don't Care About Anyone But Me" - Hyper-Local Gov 2.0

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…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on June 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

CityCamp Raleigh - Government Panel

I'm here at CityCamp Raleigh, live blogging today and tomorrow. Below are some notes from the first panel on "Government and Technology Industry Experts."



  • Kevin Curry, CityCamp Co-Founder



  • Jerry Fralick, CIO for the State of North Carolina
  • Adriel Hampton, Gov 2.0 Radio
  • Gail Roper – City of…

Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on June 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The War - Knowledge Mgmt & Social Media - FREE Training - 6/9

***Register for June's Free GL Training on Knowledge Mgmt & Social Media - 6/9 at 2pm est**

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…


Added by GovLoop on May 23, 2011 at 3:25pm — 3 Comments

How to Increase Fans, Followers, and Subscribers

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.

How to increase
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Added by GovLoop on May 16, 2011 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

GL Train - Today 4/28 at 2pm - Evolution of My Computing - From 286 to Tablet

**GL Training - 4/28 at 2pm - HP and GovLoop present The 21st Century Desktop - Free Registration**

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…


Added by GovLoop on April 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Don’t Confuse the Genre for the Medium

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…


Added by Jed Sundwall on April 8, 2011 at 7:01pm — 4 Comments

Innovation and eDiplomacy — The importance of internet freedom and the use of technology to enhance international affairs

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 …


Added by Stephen Collins on April 1, 2011 at 2:23am — No Comments

GL Chat - Enchanting in the Face of Adversity - Highlights from Guy Kawasaki talk

"If you're not failing every now and then, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative" - Woody Allen

We had an awesome live video chat with Guy Kawasaki today about "How Government Can Be Enchanting?"

Well, I'd better preface that to say we had awesome content
...but had technical difficulties with getting video streaming and…

Added by GovLoop on March 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Sustainability in Government

The GAO released a new report yesterday called Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication…


Added by Andrea Schneider on March 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Can emerging democracies skip Gov 1.0 and start with electronic Opengov?

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?




Added by Noel Dickover on March 1, 2011 at 5:35pm — 3 Comments

Greek Monks and Open Government #gov20 #opengov

Did the Greek Monks Destroy the Country or was it Lack of Government Transparency?

Did the Greek Monks Destroy the Country or was it Lack of Government Transparency?

Reviewing some of the…


Added by Matt Miszewski on February 27, 2011 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

How to Help: Government 2.0 is too important to stop the fight #gov20 #opengov

Wisconsin Public sector Workers Fight for their collective bargaining rights

Wisconsin Public sector Workers Fight for their collective bargaining…


Added by Matt Miszewski on February 24, 2011 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

Tips from Texas Gov 2.0 Camp: Transparency and a Lone Star Legislator

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…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 29, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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