Posts Tagged: egov

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Digital Innovation for Your Original Mission

This case study is excerpted from our latest free guide, The Future of Digital Public Services. For the full case study, and many more like it that explore how digital services can transform your agency, download the guide here. As with many public-sector agencies, the Agriculture Department’s National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking for… Read more »

Why Should Governments Continue to Control Voting Systems and Processes?

Having centralised systems for voting is the standard approach for countries around the world.In most places it is simply accepted that the government funds the system for election and referendum voting – funding the polling places, ballot boxes, officials and vote counting systems, whether this be directly or at arms length via a body independent… Read more »

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Unlocking the 3 Powers of Digital Public Service

According to the White House’s fiscal year 2015 budget document, the federal government’s IT spending will be cut by $2.4 billion. State and local level cuts reflect an even sharper decrease in IT and support service budgets. Contrast that to IT spending in the private sector, which is predicted to increase by nearly 4 percent… Read more »

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GovHack’s National Prizes – Analysis

I’ve done some work analyzing who actually won the National awards at GovHack based on the official results at govhack.org/2014-winners/, and this is what I’ve discovered…There were 87 National GovHack awards given out to Projects and Teams, with one GovHack subcategory (Best Science Reporting) unawarded. Of these, 66 awards were awarded to Teams for their… Read more »

Digital Conduit

Who Won GovHack’s National Prizes?

I’ve done some work analysing who actually won the National awards at GovHack based on the official results at govhack.org/2014-winners/, and this is what I’ve discovered… There were 87 National GovHack awards given out to Projects and Teams, with one GovHack subcategory (Best Science Reporting) unawarded. Of these, 66 awards were awarded to Teams for… Read more »

What Happened at Innovation GovCamp 2014 (Canberra)

Last Saturday Australia’s first national GovCamp was held as part of the Innovation Month program. Innovation GovCamp 2014 involved events in six locations across Australia. Over 500 people registered to attend. I attended (and helped organise) the event in Canberra, at the Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra. It was a good day –… Read more »

How Having a Dinosaur in Your Corner Can Help With Innovation

It’s quite common for those of us on the pointy end of Government 2.0, innovation, agile and open source/open data and similar ‘progressive’ thinking to refer to people who seem reluctant and risk-averse as ‘dinosaurs’. The terminology crosses the government/corporate divide – indeed I’m hearing it now more often in reference to senior management in… Read more »

15 Opportunities for Your Agency to Innovate in Government

The Department of the Interior has successfully matched their message to the right medium with their use of Instagram — and that’s one of the ways government can innovate better. Wednesday, GovDelivery hosted an important event on the Power of Reach in government, on how your communications can engage stakeholders to take action – online… Read more »

MEASURING MOBILE IS THE NEW FRONTIER IN CITIZEN SATISFACTION

Nearly a year ago, the federal government relaeased its Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People report. In that document, government officials set progressive and aggressive deadlines to keep digital government moving in a more citizen-centric direction. Those deadlines should come to fruition on May 23, 2013. As the… Read more »