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… Continue
Added by Robin Paoli on January 9, 2014 at 11:43am —
Congratulations to all the people inside and outside of DoD and government service who brought us to this point.
DOD Releases Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities
Today the Department of Defense released a policy…
Added by Robin Paoli on February 26, 2010 at 1:25pm —
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.… Continue
Added by Robin Paoli on February 6, 2010 at 2:40pm —
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… Continue
Added by Robin Paoli on February 6, 2010 at 1:49pm —
"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 —
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 —
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 —
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:
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 —
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 —
, 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.…
Added by Robin Paoli on September 18, 2009 at 7:13pm —
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 —
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 —
John Shore, Senior Director, PIA X-Prize
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
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 —
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.
Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 4:23pm —
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 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
Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 4:07pm —
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 —
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 —
Guy Martin, Forge.mil Community Manager
"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 —
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
Launched in 6 weeks -- driven from the top.
Integrated project team… Continue
Added by Robin Paoli on August 27, 2009 at 10:35am —
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 —