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Chris Christie - a brand reputation case study of transparency in government

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this morning called a live press conference to address allegations, apparently true, that his staff repeatedly closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge as "part of a politically motivated vendetta" against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J.

The Governor's words and actions during this crisis either strengthen his…

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Added by Robin Paoli on January 9, 2014 at 11:43am — 6 Comments

DOD Releases Gov 2.0 Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities

Congratulations to all the people inside and outside of DoD and government service who brought us to this point.


Following is the news release from the DoD's press room and a link to the full memo.


DOD Releases Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities


Today the Department of Defense released a policy…
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Added by Robin Paoli on February 26, 2010 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Leadership for Vision, Action and Impact (Gov20 L.A.)

Note: I'm live-blogging today's sessions at the Gov2.0 L.A. City Camp. Our twitter hashtag is #gov20la, and since I'm live-blogging this post is incomplete. Please check back next week for the edited version with more links, plus video, audio, etc.


This post references the Harvard Kennedy School's Government 2.0 Research Survey. If you haven't taken it yet, it's topical, helpful and anonymous. Link at the end of the post.


Antonio M.…
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Added by Robin Paoli on February 6, 2010 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

Gov20 L.A. - Agility for better government

I'm live-blogging today's sessions at the Gov2.0 L.A. City Camp. Our twitter hashtag is #gov20la, and since I'm live-blogging this post is necessarily incomplete. Please check back next week for the edited version with more links, plus video, audio, etc.


Second Life Founder Cory Ondrejka is the lead-off speaker and riffing on the importance of agility in good government and good Government 2.0. He says it requires a certain fearlessness and an understanding that…
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Added by Robin Paoli on February 6, 2010 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

"Smart failures" ~ Gov2.0 interview with Air Force Emerging Technology Chief

"We shouldn't be afraid to fail."

"Let's make smart mistakes."



At TWTRCON DC in October, I had an inspiring and enlightening conversation with Air Force Emergency Technology Chief Capt. Chris Sukach. Capt. Sukach not only gave real-world examples of Gov2.0 success and failure, she addressed the need to have a culture of "smart mistakes" head-on.



Both in our interview and in her panel discussion, Capt. Sukach was refreshingly blunt and honest about the dangers of a… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on November 5, 2009 at 7:36am — No Comments

Social Media Advice from WSJ

I’m live-blogging and tweeting an intensive all-day Twitter event in Washington, DC, today. Room is full of influential, high-impact learners and doers from federal agencies, media outlets, and corporations.



State Dept. got a huge shout-out from Craig Newmark. Podcast coming later.



Two of the most succinct pieces of advice about being online were shared this morning by Laura Fitton of www.oneforty.com and Alan Murray of the Wall Street… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on October 22, 2009 at 1:06pm — 3 Comments

Craig Newmark talking Gov 2.0 at TWTRCON DC

I'm live-tweeting at @militarytweets if you want to follow the stream.

Alan Murray of WSJ is interviewing Craig Newmark about his passion for good government and work helping Gov't -- particularly DoD -- embrace social media and the power and effectiveness of social networking.

Here's a link to more plus a photo. Podcast coming later:
I'll update this blog with more info.

Added by Robin Paoli on October 22, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spook.gov? Contest ends Wednesday! Re-branding web urls for Gov't agencies

Al Kamen, Washington Post "In the Loop" columnist, is running a fun and thought-provoking Gov 2.0 contest via his WaPo column. He's asking readers to submit memorable, succinct, humorous-yet-accurate alternate web urls for Gov't agencies, such as www.Spook.gov for the CIA.



Here are Al's comments and instructions:



What-Dot-Gov?



Don't forget to enter the Loop rebranding contest to help agencies adopt catchier Web addresses, ones that might come to mind when people… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on October 12, 2009 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Third round of strategy dialogue for Homeland Security's Quadrennial Review

Do you have opinions about the Transportation Security Administration? TSA's boss, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of DHS, would like to hear from you. Or maybe immigration is your passion, or disaster recovery -- she's listening.



In its continuing robust Gov2.0 process with the public, Homeland Security this week launched its third and final online dialogue concerning long-term strategic plans. Rounds one and two, conducted earlier this summer, saw "tremendous participation" from the… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on September 30, 2009 at 4:42pm — 1 Comment

FCC & Net Neutrality

Cecilia Kang, reporter for the Washington Post, today gave a preview of the FCC Chairman's expected remarks on "net neutrality" at the Brookings Institute this coming Monday. If accurate, this signals a big push for content providers and user versus the controllers of bandwidth.



Attribution: The Washington Post: breaking news copied in full below.…



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Added by Robin Paoli on September 18, 2009 at 7:13pm — 2 Comments

Apps.gov - Change and leadership in cloud computing

Vivek Kundra at the White House announced the new Apps.gov web site



Here's what really impresses me: while so many private sector folks are debating the pros and cons of cloud computing, Kundra just did it. He says they're starting small, he says it will "take time before we can realize the full potential of cloud computing," but he voted on cloud computing with all the clout of the federal… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on September 15, 2009 at 7:42pm — 6 Comments

Why the Military Needs Social Media, Part One (What do you think?)

To cut to the chase: I've seen the power and strategic potential of social media in the military while contracting for DoD for 18+ months. I have a new post up about this at my other blog: Frontlines Social Media.



DoD should embrace social media -- not push it away. Leaders such as Price Floyd, Jack Holt and Lindy Kyzer make me very, very hopeful... but then news like this comes down the pike:



"The Department of Defense,… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on September 14, 2009 at 4:56pm — 1 Comment

X-Prize winners, heros, and setting up Gov2.0 prizes / challenges - livingblogging #pfgov conference

John Shore, Senior Director, PIA X-Prize

X-Prize Foundation

http://www.xprize.org/



Mission: To bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity



Some thoughts on best practices for running a prize or challenge to solve a problem, meet a need.



Hallmark attributes of large incentive prize competitions

High Leverage

Efficiency

Encourage industry development



Donate to a non-profit Leverage 1:1 $

Offer a matching… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

USAID Gov20 Challenge - 6 lessons learned - Liveblogging the conference

Carol Grigsby, Deputy Director, USAID

Development 2.0 Challenge



Six Lessons Learned

1. A challenge process will be less than comfortable for many US agencies the first time, will encounter some internal resistance



2. Choosing a challenge implementer --

stipulate all expectations regarding working relationship, deliverables, etc.,

and choose and organization with an established community of users relevant to your questions -- if possible.



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Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Roadkill and Apps for Democracy -- Liveblogging #pfgov symposium

Chris Willey, CTO, District of Columbia

Apps for Democracy



Killer app, so to speak, is the DC-centric "Roadkill Reporter": http://0009.org/roadkill/



The story:

The imperative: democratize data

The problem: Data Accessibility for All

The Solution: Apps for Democracy 2008 (open source tools in 30 days)

Gold Prize Winner: DC Historic Tours

Digital Public Square: dps.dc.gov



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Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

NASA innovation prizes - liveblogging from #pfgov

Centennial Challenges

NASA prizes for the citizen inventor

Diana Palmer Hoyt

Manager, Strategic Planning

Innovative Partnerships Program, NASA HQ



Why does NASA offer prizes / challenges?

Because what we do is very difficult, and we're looking for heroic solutions to the grand challenges of our vision. Well-executed, smart Prize programs hold the promise to deliver the heroic solutions.



Prizes are difficult to do well. And you want to do them… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Gov20 Collaboration Best Practices - Dan Munz at #pfgov

Shaping a Public Dialogue

What works (we think!)

Dan Munz @dan_munz NAPA National Academy of Public Administration



Founded by former NASA head looking for expert management advice



Our mission / vision questions are around: How can we make government better, more effective, more accessible, etc.



Collaborative tools are mainstream

Nearly every federal agency has figured out how to use them for government

We know there are serious legal and… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

ForgeMil liveblogging "Community development is a contact sport"

Guy Martin, Forge.mil Community Manager

gmartin@collab.net

@guyma @ForgeMil

#forge.mil



"Government community development is a contact sport" @guyma @ForgeMil #pfgov #gov20



Vision: Develop a streamlined software development process for GIG (Global Information Grid) DoD

Approach: Collaborative environment supporting all stakeholders through the lifecycle



Why are we doing this? (Community Rationale)

Software code has become central to how… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

TSA IdeaFactory - Liveblogging Gov20 symposium

TSA IdeaFactory

Tina Cariola, Program Manager, TSA



Web-based tool empowering employing to submit ideas, provide comments on how to improve new concepts, etc.

IdeaFactory launched in April 2007 to address 3 key needs:

Engage employees -- 50,000+ workforce spread all over the country

Collect constant fresh input about how to improve safety and operations

Disseminate information



Launched in 6 weeks -- driven from the top.

Integrated project team… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

State Dept: Liveblogging Public Diplomacy / Gov 2.0 Innovation Dr Jonathan Margolis

Dr. Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Gov 2.0 Innovation / Public Diplomacy



Mission: Engage, inform and influence foreign audiences in discussions about topics that are central to US interests.

How will we use Web 2.0 tools and technologies to achieve this mission?

One solution follows:



Democracy video challenge: Challenge young filmmakers, democracy advocates and citizens from around the world to share their views on democracy in an… Continue

Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

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