No more Kumar in the White House

Too bad…. Kal Penn is leaving the White House to return to his acting career, according to Entertainment Weekly. The mag’s Hollywood Insider blog reported that reps for the former “House” star confirmed he will reprise his stoner role in a third installment of the “Harold & Kumar” franchise. VIEW THE PHOTOS: Stars Supporting Their… Read more »

What Cost Citizen Engagement? (Richard Fahey)

Dr. GovLoop has been scouring the Web for great content…and found this great post by Richard Fahey, a GovLooper from Ireland. Tomorrow marks the end of Sunshine week, highlighting the importance of transparency, open government and freedom of information. The week has seen the launch of a wide range of initiatives focused on the themes… Read more »

GovLoop Advisory Board #5 – Chris Dorobek

I mentioned last 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 Wikinomics#4 – Steve Kelman, Harvard Kennedy School Professor This week, we’ll… Read more »

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, Amy… 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. Database… 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, Harvard… 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 would… 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 more »