GovLoop Community Engagement Guidelines – Your Feedback??

Greetings GovLoopers! UPDATE as of 11/8/09: Based on initial feedback last week, please see the various changes in BOLD below. In talking to many of the social media practitioners in and around government agencies, one of their stated best practices is the development and display of a solid policy that provides guidelines for engagement onRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Armed With Science Podcast

This week’s Project of the Week is special. We’re highlighting “Armed With Science” – a podcast hosted by the Department of Defense (DoD) that airs every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EDT (and you can follow them on Twitter – @armedwscience). What makes it special is not only the incredible perspectives of the people that IRead… Read more »

Reinventing “We the People” – Excellent Presentation by PK Agarwal

Last week, I attended an outstanding presentation at the Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) in Williamsburg by P.K. Agarwal, a fellow GovLooper and California’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Agarwal was impressive both in delivery and design of the content for his session entitled, “Reinventing ‘We the People’: The Changing Face of Technology in Government.” I askedRead… Read more »

Member of the Week: Tariq Piracha

Over the last few weeks, I noticed some great content being shared by Tariq Piracha, a Content Strategist for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada, and thought it would be great to feature him as the GovLoop Member of the Week so that we can all learn a bit moreRead… Read more »

GovReads! IT Budgeting and Decision Making: Maximizing Your Government’s Technology Investments

Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/Chief Information Officer for Oakland County, Michigan, is a new member to GovLoop. Phil released a book in June 2009 called “IT Budgeting and Decision Making: Maximizing Your Government’s Technology Investments” that he co-edited with Shayne Kavanagh. Check out the brief interview with Phil about the book below: 1) What wasRead… Read more »

US-Australia Collaboration

Hi Everyone, I am sitting here at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, VA, with Paul Adler, US Business Development Manager for the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), an Australian government organization. We are engaging in a quick live tour of GovLoop. Paul facilitates collaboration and conversations between the US and Australian governments on a rangeRead… Read more »

Innovation according to California CTO PK

Listening to California CTO who is dropping some knowledge: -Titled Reinventing “We the People” -People coming into elected office now understand power of IT -Showing Governor race of California by Twitter followers -Different set of people coming into office -The medium is the mssage -511,000 political races X $10k = $5.1 billion market over 4Read… Read more »

ELC and The New Era of Innovation

This week (starting last week) I’ll be attending the ACT/IAC annual event Executive Leadership Conference. It’s a pretty big conference in the 700-800 range of mainly federal IT leaders. The theme of the conference is “A New Era of Innovation.” Lots of sessions on new technology and all the opportunities and challenges. I’ll try toRead… Read more »

White House Introduces Green Gov

Today the White House launched a new initiative that rocks. They’ve launched the GreenGov challenge as a way to get ideas from govies on how to make gov’t more green. I urge all feds to share their ideas at ——— On Monday, October 5th, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on FederalRead… Read more »

Big News: Andy K. Joins as RockStar GovLoop Community Manager & GovLoop Hits 20k Members

I’ve been teasing everyone regarding the big GovLoop news for a couple weeks now. And I’m excited that it is official and I can share the good good news. Andrew Krzmarzick is officially joining the GovLoop team today and will become the official GovLoop Community Manager. This is another huge step in a march toRead… Read more »