Posts Tagged: 2.0

What Elements of BBP 2.0 are Important to IT Programs and Why?

By Tom Kuhn, PhD, Fellow As we move further into an unprecedented era of tighter budgets and post war downsizing, it makes sense to implement Better Buying Power 2.0, the directive published by Frank Kendall, Undersecretary for Acquisition at the Department of Defense (DoD), in April 2013. Bottom line – if you are a program… Read more »

3 Ways Peer-to-Peer Services Will Rock Government’s World

Last week, I was able to attend the 2013 Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. This conference and community is about the present and future impact of digital technologies on our democracy. While listening to many of the thought-provoking and passionate presentations, there were a few different ideas that really spoke to me. Here… Read more »

A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government, E-Government, and Government 2.0

Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it’s carrying on its business. They don’t want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing claims through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). They want government information, services, and communication to be forthcoming and… Read more »

2013 Technology Innovation Predictions – What’s Yours?

1) Virtual engagements will become the norm – Immersive Virtual Environments (IVR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Digital Web-based Platforms (DWbP) will take off like a rocket this year. Immersive Virtual Environments (IVR) – all virtual and/or hybrid (both in-person and online happening simultaneously) instances will likely start out hot this year in the events domain…. Read more »

UPDATE: Knight Foundation Open Government News Challenge grant opportunities is live

Gov Loop member Sandy Heierbacher blogged on February 2nd about the Knight Foundation’s Open Government News Challenge that runs from February 12 – March 18. The foundation wants to fund innovative ideas and initiatives focused on open government. Knight’s definition of “Open government” is broad, and ranges from small projects within existing structures to ambitious… Read more »

#OpenGovernment: How Open is too Open?

In the wake of the Open Government Directive issued by President Obama in December of 2009, agencies have been working to take specific actions to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration. However, do we want our National Security Agency (NSA) being transparent about all of their defense tactics and cyber plans? Does sharing… Read more »

Key Features of Cross-Agency Collaboration Mechanisms

How do you organize a cross-agency collaborative effort to get results no single agency could accomplish on its own? The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed an inventory of “mechanisms that the federal government uses to lead and implement interagency collaboration,” along with a self-assessment checklist to consider when using them. GAO’s latest study on… Read more »

Content Management Strategies for the #Social, #Mobile and #Cloud Era

Five-hour course to inspire IT professionals, information strategists and process owners with new approaches, best practices and success stories Our Boot Camp seminar series, “5 Steps to Victory over Manual Processes,” will be held in seven cities — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Minnetonka, Minn. — from October 2 to October… Read more »

The Demise of the Personal Dashboard

I was recently asked how I would architect a personalized dashboard experience for visitors to a large, customer-facing website. My response? I wouldn’t. A dashboard in a car or airplane makes sense. It’s not as if I could click “speedometer” while driving or press the “altimeter” button while flying. I simply need everything at all… Read more »