GovLoop Member of the Week: Emma Antunes and Spacebook

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. – Captain James T. Kirk, start of every episode of the original TV series ‘Star Trek While Captain… Read more »

A Twitterfall in Congress?

I’m reading an advance copy of a great new book called “If We Can Put a Man on the Moon” by William D. Eggers and John O’Leary. The release date is set for November 19. Based on the first 100 pages, I’d compare it to the classic business books “Good to Great” or “Built to… Read more »

How to Become a Proactive Business Owner

A proactive business owner understands that communication and problem solving is key to having a growing and thriving business. These three tips will help you to continue in your trek towards entrepreneurship. Invest Time in Problem Solving (and Prevention) The best way to solve a problem is to get to the root of the problem…. Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Beth Noveck Open Gov

Beth Noveck, Deputy CTO OSTP Early milestones -Open for Qeustions -HHS H1N1 PSA -Release of White House visitor logs Open Government Initiative -A model. A pathforward. A way to get policies involved. -Open government policy – requires policy, legal, and tech leadership in every agency with public input. In next couple of weeks. Culture… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Macon Phillips

On stage with Macon Phillips, head of White House New Media What does President expect of you? 1 – Amplify the president’s message and bring to new spaces 2 – Open up government 3 – Opportunities for public to participate in their government Difference between Obama campaign and White House On campaign there were clear… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Geo Rapid Fire

Andrew Turner – Fortius One Geograph is a common pivot point Geotag a lot of data is necessary GIS is moving from map-centric to engaging with stakeholders and ctiziens Serve citizen needs Examples such as TwitterVoteReport Elction monitoring in Afghanistan Open data, open formats Bob Greenberg – Virtual USA – DHS S&T with a number… Read more »

Seeking New Young Government Leaders (YGL) Executive Board Members

What better way to develop your leadership skills than to serve on the Executive Board of Young Government Leaders. If you haven’t applied, it’s not too late! See the attached position descriptions (YGL Executive Staff Duties Responsibilities.pdf) and application (YGL Executive Board Application – 2009.doc). The primary positions where we’re still seeking applications are: President… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Rapid Fire

Everyblock – Pick your local area and feed of everything you know about that area. Records, public records. Been doing it for two years. Get data in two ways – screen scrapping from gov websites and going to city hall. -Making sites scraper-friendly is an easy win -Diffs not dumps -PDFs are not machine-readable -Describe… Read more »