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Dr. GovLoop's Blog – April 2010 Archive (16)

Meet the Gov Mascot: #5 - Mr. ZIP



Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) and GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 30, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Meet the Gov Mascot: #4 - McGruff the Crime Dog



Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) and GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called "Meet the Government Mascot." Each day…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 29, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Meet the Gov Mascot: #3 - Lady Liberty



Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) and GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called "Meet the Government Mascot." Each…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 28, 2010 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Project of the Week: Gov2Social

Throughout the year, GovLoop will be featuring projects and people from among our 2010 Partners. This week's Project of the Week is brought to you by Microsoft, sponsors of our Cloud Computing Topics Page, making it easier for you to find content on that key subject. The also host a great group called "Microsoft…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Meet the Gov Mascot: #2- Energy Ant



Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) and GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called "Meet the Government Mascot." Each…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 27, 2010 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Meet the Gov Mascot: #1 - Franklin the Fair Housing Fox



Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)!



GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called "Meet the Government Mascot." You've heard of Smoky Bear, McGruff and Woodsy owl, but have you met Lady Liberty, Thermy the Thermometer…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 26, 2010 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

Winners and Losers in Open Government (Craig Thomler)

Originally posted by Craig Thomler at the eGov AU blog.



One of the trends with Government 2.0 is for jurisdictions to make more of their information available online in more readily accessible, machine readable and useful forms.



We've seen the rise of…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 23, 2010 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

EPA's "It's My Environment" Video Compilation

Is it your environment, too?…


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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

States That Never Were (from "The Thicket" Blog)

Originally published by Karl Kurtz on The Thicket blog

from the National Conference of State Legislatures



1261172036Lost_lores Part 1 (April 12)

Some people have fanciful… Continue

Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 21, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Public Services 2.0: The Now Wave to the Next Wave (Dominic Campbell)

Originally posted by Dominic Campbell at the FutureGov Consultancy blog.

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Government: Recruit the Internet-Savvy (Dave Briggs)

Originally published by Dave Briggs at DavePress



The Telegraph has an interesting article today: MI5 dumps spies who can’t use Facebook and Twitter…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

A High Performance Government (John Kamensky)

Originally published by John Kamensky of the The IBM Center for Government on 04/12/2010


While Jonathan Breul is attending the IRMCO Conference in Cambridge, Maryland, I’m attending the annual conference of…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Commentary from the Wiki Phase of the BetterBuyProject (Chris Hamm)

Originally published by Chris Hamm on the BetterBuyProject Blog.

GSA FEDSIM has two BetterBuy pilots underway: Data.gov and ClearPath. The experience so far has been interesting. On my…
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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 13, 2010 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

An Australian Response to U.S. Open Gov Plans (Craig Thomler)

Excerpts from a post originally published at the eGov AU blog.


In the last 24 hours, over 30 US Federal agencies have released their Open Government plans in a strategic outpouring that demonstrates some of the best whole-of-government Gove 2.0 leadership in the world.



GovLoop has published…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 12, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Transparent Leadership (Roger Schwarz)

Originally published by Roger Schwarz on April 7 as GovExec's Management Matters column.


Are you a transparent leader? Soon after taking office, President Obama issued an executive order calling for agencies to be transparent, participatory and collaborative as a means to strengthen democracy and to make government more efficient and effective. The directive focused on…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 7, 2010 at 8:23am — No Comments

What Cost Citizen Engagement? (Richard Fahey)

Dr. GovLoop has been scouring the Web for great content...and found this great post by Richard Fahey, a GovLooper from Ireland.


Tomorrow marks the end of Sunshine week, highlighting the importance of transparency, open government and freedom of information. The week has seen the launch of a wide range of…

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Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 5, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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