Leadership

Build it or they will come

Republished from eGovAU. In 2007 a combined SMS and online electoral monitoring system went into action in Nigeria to report electoral fraud. Based on increasing mobile use (as fixed infrastructure is very limited in the country), mobile phones were able to provide voters with a voice when ballots were not conducted fairly. Similar systems are… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Participation Camp (#pcamp09) Part 1

Participation Camp was organized to provide the spark for an explosion of sharing, experimentation, and collaboration around this question: Democracy is a game in which we all make the rules. How do we make this serious game more inclusive, more fair, and more fun? Participation Camp Website Here’s the Twitter-related stats followed by the Twitter… Read more »

Collaboration is a top priority for disaster planning & response

Originally posted to www.brightsidegovernment.com By Glenn Schoonover We have already witnessed the first hurricane of the season. Despite the fact that Hurricane Andres quickly receded to a tropical depression in the Pacific, hurricane preparedness and response is one of the most critical collaborative efforts among federal, state and local agencies to protect lives, communities and… Read more »

Government as Innovator

Take a look at a just published NYTimes letter from an old friend http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/business/28backpage-GOVERNMENTAS_LETTERS.htm?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1246190656-P7n3Pwsk3VDcFxZptE5V/A (reprinted for your convenience here) Re “Can Government Till the Fields of Innovation?” (Unboxed, June 21), which examined national efforts around the world to turn ideas into products and services: The United States government, far from just “wading into” innovation today,… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.27.2009

Good morning! I am still a little behind, but I’m begging for your mercy …;) I have trouble deciding how to handle FollowFriday. I have been screening it out entirely due to space constraints, but we were missing some great contacts. So today, I am trying something new. I tried to leave the first mention… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.25.2009

Yes, 06.25.2009 … I am running a bit behind. What with Farrah and Michael and Cap and Trade … what’s a girl to do? Oh, and I have a suggestion for our next GovLoop Project of the Week: Design a comprehensive, fool-proof way to rid my roses of Japanese Beetles … I can not tell… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Social Media Strategies for DoD and Government (#idga)

Social Media Strategies for DoD and Government held June 23-25, 2009 at the Hilton McClean Tyson’s Corner (IDGA = Institute for Defense and Government Advancement) Here are the Twitter-related stats for this conference followed by the Twitter stream: * 765 tweets * 49 contributors * 109.3 tweets per day * 86.8% come from “The Top… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.24.2009

Good evening! Today’s Tweet stream is about a quarter of the one yesterday, but very interesting. Enjoy. Cordially, Caroline Twitter @WiiPigSooie Blog WiiPigSooie opencode: Open Source #opensource: Hotel WiFi Disservice… http://bit.ly/1WQNm (expand ) 2 minutes ago from web • Reply • View Tweet lhawthorn: Heading for a drink with @msurman to plot world domination of… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.23.2009

Good evening, I have been working on this summary on and off all day …can we say l.o.q.u.a.c.i.o.u.s.? I had to cut out the posts that were Word – For – Word tweets of conferences. I believe Pam is going to look at posting these; but as for Sweet GovTweets …if you are posting 60… Read more »

For Government Contracting, Defining “Inherently Governmental” is Inherently Difficult

By Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D. True story: “We only had 4 days to respond. They wanted a fixed price bid,” my colleague told me over the phone, sighing. A week before I had responded to his hasty proposal text request in the middle of developing a report for one of my own Federal clients. I… Read more »