Listen to the Federal News Radio Book Club re DRIVE

If you happened to miss the Federal News Radio Book Club “meeting” about Daniel Pink’s thoughtful book, DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us… You can listen online… A special thanks our discussion group… author Daniel Pink… Tim McManus from the Partnership for Public Service… Mr. Govloop himself Steve Ressler… and my co-anchor, AmyRead… Read more »

Privacy News Highlights – March 27th Week

Great Privacy News Highlights 22–31 March 2010 Contents: US – New U.S. Biometrics Agency Created to Manage Dod-Wide Responsibilities. 3 US – New Hampshire Lawmakers Reject Biometric ID Restrictions. 3 CA – Alberta Ponders Provincial Biometric ID Cards for Homeless. 3 CA – New BC Gov’t Powers Raise Privacy Concerns. 4 CA – B.C. DatabaseRead… Read more »

GovLoop Advisory Board #4 – Steve Kelman

I mentioned earlier this week, we are launching a GovLoop Advisory Board to help us make GovLoop more awesome. For more information, click here.#1 – Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist#2 – Bill Bott, former Missouri Deputy CIO#3 – Anthony Williams, Consultant and Best-Selling co-Author of WikinomicsAnd drum roll for Day 4, please…it’s Steve Kelman, HarvardRead… Read more »

Opening Up GovLoop So More Awesomeness

What if more government rockstars could find and join GovLoop? That’s the question I’ve been mulling over the past few months. You’ve probably seen the forum and blog posts from Community Manager Andy K: Should OpenGov Spark OpenGovLoop? Open GovLoop? You Decide. Your response was overwhelmingly positive to this idea of “opening GovLoop.” I wouldRead… Read more »

10 Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Use Social Media

10 (Er..5) Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Use Social Media From Nina of British of Columbia Gov’t…A recap Commonly reasons why we shouldn’t use social media (I only got 5 of 10…lost my notes) -It’s too fluffy -We can’t measure it -There’s more important stuff – wars, environment, etc -Already good communication channels in place –Read… Read more »

Thank You to New Community Leaders!

I don’t normally give personal shout-outs, but I wanted to extend a special thanks to a bunch of brand new GovLoop Community Leaders. They responded to a GovLoop Special Edition email where we made an appeal for GovLoopers to “Be a Leader.” And they’re already making their unique mark on GovLoop. This is kind ofRead… Read more »

Releasing GovLoop iPhone App

Yes. We got an app for that. Today, we release the GovLoop iPhone app. It’s pretty cool – you can read the latest blogs and discussions on GovLoop, get the top gov’t news via GovZine from all your favorite sites, and also pulls in the top govt Twitter tags. Plus more goodies like key events,Read… Read more »