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 —
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 —
A call for papers, with [extended] submission deadline of 21 March 2010, Continue
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 —
[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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Paul Canning on August 22, 2009 at 4:00am —
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 —
Expanding on the points made by the head of BBC News
, Richard Sambrook
Added by Paul Canning on June 16, 2009 at 6:55pm —
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 —
As evidenced by the National Dialogue, Recovery.gov, data.gov 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 —
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 —
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 utah.gov 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… Continue
Added by Paul Canning on June 9, 2009 at 10:00am —
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 —
's Better Connected event 2 June in Birmingham, UK by far the hit of the day was this presentation:…
Added by Paul Canning on May 26, 2009 at 9:22am —
The future of the internet will involve more authentication than it does today but there might be a simple interim solution to provide some level of authentication for the Gov 2.0 presence on online social networks such as facebook and twitter. A standard policy of having a reciprocal link back to a facebook fan page or twitter account on a .Gov/.Mil website which the social network page points to could be a simple interim solution. I call it Reciprocal Link… Continue
Added by Ken on May 4, 2009 at 5:04pm —
Well, the weekend's over and it's time to get back to work. For me that means continuing Arabic language training at the Foreign Service Institute
within the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, about five miles from the Department of State. I sought out this training and think that it is essential to my effectiveness in my next assignment. And it gives me a sense of pride to know that we devote the amount of resources we do to training. The… Continue
Added by Andre Goodfriend on March 23, 2009 at 8:55am —
I've been a political activist most of my life; researching the interaction between the Internet and social policy for a couple decades since I entered the computer field. So I've been trying to look beyond immediate tactical problems for fundamental dilemmas and decisions gov workers have to make. I'd love to get comments on this list:
Questions on government participation
I call them… Continue
Added by Andy Oram on March 22, 2009 at 6:10pm —