“Flash Mob” Insights on Open Government

This morning I attended a great session at the Open Government and Innovations Conference in Washington, DC, led my Amanda Eamich and Karen Malkin, both of the USDA. They broke out session participants into three groups based on the Open Gov pillars – collaboration, participation and transparency. As we split up, it felt a bitRead… Read more »

Meet the Gov Mascot: #10 – Uncle Sam

It’s Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) this week and GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called “Meet the Government Mascot.” Each day we’ve been introducing you to a new mascot, then we’ll run a contest on May 6-8 where you can vote forRead… Read more »

Are We Too Invested in Social Media?

Flipping through the usual bookmarks I found a video (ok it wasn’t hard to find it was on the govfresh homepage) that raised a question that I’ve definitely thrown around in my head a few times before in different ways. What happens when one of the massive social media outlets turns into something we don’tRead… Read more »

Big fan of Ning Updates

Recently I commented on how the changes at Ning (the technology behind GovLoop) would affect GovLoop – http://govfresh.com/2010/04/how-changes-at-ning-affect-govloop-community/Well Ning just announced their big changes and we are really happy at GovLoop:http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-update-introducing-ning We are especially happy about:-Facebook and Twitter log-in-Available of API to build new applications/features on GovLoop More to come as we work to buildRead… Read more »

Success Stories of the Cloud in Action

Live blogging from Cloud Computing Summit… Session – Success Stories of the Cloud in Action Draw the lines on cloud-what goes into it. not mission critical systems Nebula – NASA-Research class cloud-Looking to solve problems in the future-How cheap storage is-Everything in platform is open source and releasing it Customer and public facing information inRead… Read more »

How to Be Open and Agile – Notes from OGI – Cory Ondrejka

So I’m here at Open Gov and Innovations and just heard the keynote Cory Ondrejka talk about Open and Agile. Here’s my notes:-It’s hard to be fearless-Hard to lead fearlessly-Get others to follow your examples-How can we keep up in an accelerated world-People predict linear growth, but reality is discontinuous -Usually less short term changeRead… Read more »