Communications

Barack Obama’s Agenda for E-governance: Open Government is Its Main Plank But What About the Roadblocks?

Barack Obama’s Agenda for E-governance: Open Government is Its Main Plank But What About the Roadblocks? by Dr D.C.Misra* All eyes are on the U.S.President-elect Barack Obama, who will assume the charge of his office on January 20, 2009. He has also set an ambitious agenda for e-governance. Obama has very successfully used information technology... Read more »

Five Challenges Government Faces When Adopting Web 2.0

By Dennis D. McDonald In these heady days of transition, as we think about ways to improve government, it's temping to over-sell the benefits of "Web 2.0." I personally believe in Web 2.0 tools and techniques and how they can support what I call the Three C's of Web 2.0: Collaboration, Content, and Communication. Just... Read more »

America 2.0

Andrew Sullivan was right last year when he wrote "Good bye to All That: Why Obama Matters." for the December issue of The Atlantic magazine. Sullivan could not have foreseen the role of the financial crisis in sweeping Obama into office. Who saw that coming? But he did predict the sheer importance of being Barak--his... Read more »

Young Feds 101: Remarkable Personal Branding

To find out about personal branding, let's start with a game. I'll type a word, and you react. It's not hard; in fact, I challenge you not to think anything in response to these words. For instance, I say "Apple" you might think "Iphone". Or "Creative". Or maybe even "Overpriced." Great. Try another one: Honda.... Read more »

2.0 -- It's Not Just the Feds

Earlier this week I brokered a conversation between two people I knew would hit it off. Pam Broviak is an online publisher, Director of Public Works for LaSalle, Illinois and a leading thinker about Government 2.0 at the local level. She put together a few months ago a group called MuniGov 2.0, which already boasts... Read more »

The Lonely Teleworker and Why Twitter is Better Than Water

“It’s like a prison,” he explained. “I mean, it’s only for a couple months, but I don’t know if I am well-suited for teleworking. I need to be around people.” With an office renovation forcing him from the office, a colleague recently shared these initial impressions of his teleworking experience. I’ve been a remote employee... Read more »

Join the National Dialogue on Health IT and Privacy!

How should we expand the use of information technology and protect personal privacy to improve health care? Next week, Americans will elect a new president. This is your chance to send a strong message to the next Administration about what our health IT and privacy policies should look like. The National Academy of Public Administration,... Read more »

Thoughts from South Korea

So I’m on the plane flying back from a wonderful week in Seoul, South Korea for the International Conference of IT Administrators. I was invited as part of their Future Leaders program and spoke to the group about “Recruiting and Retaining Gen Y” and “Web 2.0 and Social Media.” There were colleagues from approximately 20... Read more »

Social Network...May Appear in Government?

Note: This post is of my own personal opinion and is not endorsed or supported by any local, state, or federal government agency. This article on Ars Technica caught my eye. The beginning of the article states: "Now, in light of tightening budgets, a VP analyst at Gartner says it's time for government departments to... Read more »