Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Women’s Conference 2010 – Feb Giveaway ends tonight!

From @mariashriver: Our February Giveaway ends tonight! Win 2 tix to The Women’s Conference 2010 and chance to interview Jillian Michaels. Below is my submission: ———– The Great Giveaway: Who would you like to invite for brunch? I would like to have all of the members of #RusTechDel to brunch: Co-led by Howard… Read more »

Request for Comments: National / California Inventory of Legal Materials

A request for comments on an inventory of California legal information — a prototype for the National Inventory of Legal Materials and a component of the legal open government data project — has been issued by Erika Wayne, one of the coordinators of the National Inventory, and Deputy Director of the Stanford University Law… Read more »

How-To: Tips for Building a Collaborative Environment

After completing the February Open Government Directive Workshop, we realized that it’s much easier to think about collaboration and build collaborative practices into an agency’s open government plan it’s done in a collaborative environment. (Final results of the teams’ collaborations are posted at the top of the OpenGov Playbook and the teams offer great suggestions… Read more »

Twitterati – Who are your most influential followers and why?

Building on the recent list of Top 10 (more like Top 100) Gov’t Twitters to follow: Who is your most influential follower and why? Who retweets your tweets most often? Which follower has the most followers? ETC. How do we measure success on Twitter in general? Broad outreach, targeted marketing, impact, etc.? Here’s my… Read more »

David Frum is “Totally Against Transparency”

I must say, as a media stakeholder, I am outraged at David Frum editor of the Frum Forum, who speaking this morning on CNN about the Health care Summit indicated that he is “totally against transparency.” If David’s statement is not challenged, then David just got free air time to minimize all of the efforts… Read more »

Malamud on @ Berkman Center

Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org discusses the legal open government data project, in an interview podcast with David Weinberger of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Here is the abstract: This week we sit down with Carl Malamud, who with the group is pushing to put law in the public domain. We covered… Read more »

Battle RATS and Quiet Helicopters

Sterling Whitehead is a Contract Specialist, Acquisition Freak and loves Star Wars way too much. He also publishes a blog called All Things Sterling. Want to give our boys on the ground the best weapons, but want them to be affordable? Well, here are a few things that will peak your interest. Battle RATS This… Read more »

Meeting people where they are, the State Department does it right

I chatted with Bill May, the State Department Director of the Office of Innovative Engagement, on Friday. The State Department is on the leading edge of collaboration, of social media, understanding the need to balance engagement, transparency, security, and common sense. As expected, Bill understands all of this well, businesses and other agencies can learn… Read more »

DoD Publishes a Common Sense Approach to Social Media

The long awaited Department of Defense Social Media policy was announced with much fanfare Friday and it is an incredibly well thought out common sense approach that has public affairs officers world wide rejoicing. It has been a long time coming for the evangelists of new media in the ranks who have been battling for… Read more »

Federal Eye: Chile quake: The U.S. government response

Federal agencies have once again mobilized following the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday morning. “We are closely monitoring the situation, including the potential for a tsunami,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Chile, and we stand ready to help in… Read more »