Posts By Noel Dickover

The New Open Data Policy is terrific! But…

The euphoria in the open government community has been palpable since the White House released a new Executive Order titled, Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information, and an accompanying new Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset. Just reading the recent tweets on the Open Data Policy willRead… Read more »

Can emerging democracies skip Gov 1.0 and start with electronic Opengov?

In looking at the middle east, its still an open question as to whether the countries engaged in overthrowing their decades old dictators can begin to move toward nascent emerging democracies. But if they do, we know the process of becoming a stable, democratic society is a long-term exercise. But is there a corallary betweenRead… Read more »

DoD Social Media Policy Expires March 1 with No Follow-up. What’s the Impact?

The DoD’s social media policy, titled, “Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09-026 – Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-based Capabilities” will expire on March 1, 2011. Through discussions with people in DoD, I’ve learned that the stated plan to replace this policy with a long-term Instruction has been shelved indefinitely, and all resources associated with this effortRead… Read more »

What is Civil Society 2.0?

This is cross-posted from the [email protected] site Civil Society (CS) 2.0 is an effort by the US State Department to galvanize the technology community to be able to assist CS organizations across the globe by providing capabilities, resources and assistance to enable CS organizations to harness the latest ICT advances to build their digital capacity.Read… Read more »

Why did DoD call it “Internet-based Capabilities?”

As many of you know, last Friday the DoD released a Directive Type Memo on the “Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities“. Many may be wondering, “Why not call it the “Social Media” policy or “Web 2.0” or even “SNS” policy? As someone who has spent the better part of the last seven monthsRead… Read more »

Open Source Government Transparency Projects

A whole cadre of folks inside and outside government are awash with figuring out how to address the government transparency question brought on by the President’s Transparency and Open Government memo. At the end of last weekend’s TransparencyCamp, Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, brought up the issue of bringing open source developers into theRead… Read more »