Monthly Archives: July 2009

Government 2.0 Policy Analysis Exercise

This post originally appeared in my blog Every year, second year Master of Public Policy students must complete a Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) as a part of their degree. The project is an analytic and consultative professional product developed for a real-world client by Masters in Public Policy candidates under Harvard Kennedy School faculty… Read more »

New Cloud Study – Feds On Par With Industry?

On Tuesday the Merlin Federal Cloud Initiative released the “2009 Cloud Consensus Report – Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth” study, which reveals that though cloud computing is considered the hot technology topic today, neither the private nor the public sectors have a clear under standing of what cloud computing fully encompasses. Further, the report… Read more »

slowly adopting Twitter

We really took a big step today with Twitter today @ Internal Revenue by posting events at the Tax Return Preparer Review panel at the Reagan Bldg. I’ve also been active with tax_pro_news on twitter.

Shortening cookies: Using OpenID to improve government privacy online (response to OMB request)

I think this blog, although it focuses on technical solutions, would interest GovLoop readers because of its relationship to public participation. Here is the intro. — For almost a decade, thanks to privacy laws, U.S. government web sites have been prohibited from using cookies to maintain information on visitors between sessions. (Session cookies are allowed… Read more »

How engaged is your department online? And how does it affect your success?

Republished from eGov AU. Charlene Li, one of the writers of Groundswell and ex-Forrester analyst, has launched a new initiative which compares the financial success of organisations with their level of online engagement and allows organisations to compare how engaged they are online. Named Engagementdb, the site provides graphs and case studies on how various… Read more »