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WikiLeak Proof

Originally published on 10 Dec 2010 at ECM Gov Blog.

The latest WikiLeaks release and subsequent media storm has caused me to think about the role that ECM plays in content security. When all of our records were on paper, they were easily lost, compromised, copied, and destroyed. However,…


Added by Larry Slobodzian on January 6, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments

The Goal of Collaboration: Navigating the Network of Idea Spaces

Take a moment and look around your personal office space. Now look at your computer and notice what your desktop icons are and what programs you have open. According to Richard Ogle, the books, documents, computer programs, and other work aids are parts of our extended mind. We create documents, spreadsheets, whatever to offload our intellectual task load so that we can function better in our tasks.

In doing so we have made our tools more intelligent so that they could do some thinking… Continue

Added by Bill Brantley on November 1, 2010 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-N


Added by Aaron E. Silvers on October 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

When Government Agencies Meet Caring Celebrities

Yesterday, I published an article called Networked Nonprofits: The Eva Longoria Case Study on the new SECTOR: PUBLIC blog. The post is about a recent, massive use of social media by celebrities to raise $540,000 for a Haitian orphanage. While certainly "good" was done, there are also questions about how much tweeting about a cause is too much, and what audiences…

Added by Mark D. Drapeau on September 29, 2010 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

On Policy Alpha geeks, network thinking and foreign policy

In the past few weeks the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) and the Canadian International Council (CIC) both launched new visions for Canada's foreign policy. Reading each, I'm struck by how much overlap both documents have with Middle to Model Power, the Canada25 report written 5 years ago by over 500 young Canadians from across the country and around the world.…


Added by David Eaves on June 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Facebook's Privacy Mistakes

The point of this post: The real problem with Facebook’s privacy practices is the failure to manage and live up to expectations.

Let me preface this by saying “I am not a privacy professional.” My government has privacy professionals. They’re good people, know the legislation far better than I do and think more and deeper on these subjects. This is just my personal perspective. So, for what it’s worth…

There has been a lot of press… Continue

Added by David Tallan on June 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

EGOVIS 2010: Call for Papers Deadline Extended

A call for papers, with [extended] submission deadline of 21 March 2010, 7 March 2010 has been issued for EGOVIS 2010: The International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, to be held August 30-September 3, 2010, in…


Added by Rob Richards on March 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Governments’ success with new social media depends on success with old engagement methods

[Note this is a cross post from my blog, the original (with links & images) can be found here.]

Transparency, open government, e-government, Gov 2.0 are all terms to describe government’s new relationship with citizens in the age of the Internet, particularly using the social media technology solutions of Web 2.0. Many believe in its promise to make government more approachable and more navigable via the Internet by… Continue

Added by Daniel Bevarly on January 29, 2010 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Not for Emergency Use! Coast Guard's placing disclaimers on some sites

Over the summer, July in fact, I wrote a piece on CGBlog about the potential pitfalls of an organization such as ours would have if they didn't thoroughly think out their social media strategy (The Coast Guards problem of Social Media Liability). The post honed in on the fact that the Twitter generation would, unless told otherwise, think that Coast Guard social media outlets could/would… Continue

Added by Ryan Erickson on November 12, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

The New UK Government IT Strategy - The First Glimpse

Here in the UK, the first sighting in public has emerged of the Government's new overarching 'UK Public Sector ICT Strategy' due to be published next month.

The strategy has been in development over the last year by the UK Government's CIO Council (a central co-ordinating body modelled on the Federal CIO Council) and plans to bring together all the various strands of Government IT activity – such as Green IT, open… Continue

Added by Ian Cuddy on November 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Aligning social networks with strategy

In a book by Rob Cross and Robert Thomas entitled “Driving Results Through Social Networks”, I thought the following challenge epitomizes what the government must address regarding social networking software.

Work and innovation are inherently collaborative endeavors, but as the need for collaboration increases, the demands of people’s time rises. The answer is not more and more layers of a matrix structure or yet another collaborative technology. Rather, what’s required is a more nuanced… Continue

Added by Joe Boutte on November 10, 2009 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Future of Transparency-Effective Outreach

The dominant first year theme of the new Administration has been the importance of achieving “transparency” to build citizen trust. The transparency ideal—inarguable in principle—is difficult in execution.

To this end, most of the available leadership bandwidth has been consumed by public promotion of a data centric portal strategy as a means to achieve transparency. Predictably, over the next weeks and months, the data centric federal portal model will receive increasing scrutiny,… Continue

Added by Kim Patrick Kobza on November 8, 2009 at 5:06pm — 6 Comments

What is the real Tory policy on social media + government IT?

Mixed Messages Image by brothergrimm via Flickr

The Tories (UK Conservative Party) are very reluctant to spell out much about the policies this far in advance of a likely general election. As a result they keep sending out mixed… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on July 20, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

More on Twitter and the events in Iran

Expanding on the points made by the head of BBC News, Richard Sambrook,… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on June 16, 2009 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Twitter and the events in Iran

Head of BBC News, Richard Sambrook, has blogged about the issues with sorting through the outpouring of tweets from Iran.

He cites a list of rumours which I've also… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on June 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Putting Thoughtful 2.0 in Gov 2.0

Twitter @kpkfusion

As evidenced by the National Dialogue,, and the Open Dialogue, government is "ramping up" for a feverish pace of Gov 2.0 adoption. But as also evidenced by early experiences (and failures) with Gov 2.0, are we as government and as a country doing the right thing, making the best decisions - adopting the best strategies?

As we expand… Continue

Added by Kim Patrick Kobza on June 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Twitter: let the last doubter now shut up

cartoon by Nikahang Kosar of ahmadinejad with a raised middle finger with his election percentage

Cartoon by Nikahang Kosar

First they came for the newspapers, like they always do. Then they went after the opposition's leaders, like they always do. Then they shut down the TV, like they always do. Then they cut the… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on June 14, 2009 at 1:39pm — No Comments

How to design for .gov

Like this ...

Sample Twitter reaction 'IT ROCKS!'

I am reminded of the Mac o/s interface though :] (which, woods'n'trees, apparently hadn't crossed their minds).

Immediately appealing, the just redesigned site has very strong usability - this was the central aim of the redesign. Behind the scenes it makes use of - I think unusually - a wiki…


Added by Paul Canning on June 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Social Portals. Why? How? When?

Should Facebook and other social portals—tools and networks designed to build social relationships and friendships be used as a primary means to formulate public policy? Are the social portals the right (and best) strategic approach to support the multiple roles and needs of government agencies — now and into the future?

If we today promote social networks as a primary means of network communication might we foreclose future strategic options to leverage network communications, for… Continue

Added by Kim Patrick Kobza on May 31, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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