Meet the Gov Mascot: #1 – Franklin the Fair Housing Fox

Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)! GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called “Meet the Government Mascot.” You’ve heard of Smoky Bear, McGruff and Woodsy owl, but have you met Lady Liberty, Thermy the Thermometer or Energy Ant? You will soon!Read… Read more »

Winners and Losers in Open Government (Craig Thomler)

Originally posted by Craig Thomler at the eGov AU blog. One of the trends with Government 2.0 is for jurisdictions to make more of their information available online in more readily accessible, machine readable and useful forms. We’ve seen the rise of, and a host of open data sites for nations and statesRead… Read more »

Earth Day Results – Does the Government Want More Green IT?

Last week we did a pretty cool poll with our partner HP on “Does the Government Want More IT?” Check out the results…Pretty fascinating. Does the Government Want More Green IT? View more documents from GovLoop. An interesting note – I’m one of those teleworkers who has gotten in a bad habit of not poweringRead… Read more »

States That Never Were (from “The Thicket” Blog)

Originally published by Karl Kurtz on The Thicket blog from the National Conference of State Legislatures Part 1 (April 12)Some people have fanciful notions about renaming the states to suit their own desires. Others report the interesting history of past efforts to create new American states. Virginia Senate Clerk Susan Schaar responded to my previousRead… Read more »

Public Services 2.0: The Now Wave to the Next Wave (Dominic Campbell)

Originally posted by Dominic Campbell at the FutureGov Consultancy blog. View more presentations from Dominic Campbell. You may remember a short while ago I asked for your help with a piece of research I was working on with colleagues Stephen Goldsmith and Zach Tumin at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government to research theRead… Read more »