Tech

6 Lessons from the Obama campaign

Yesterday evening I went, with a number of Ontario Public Service colleagues, to a talk by Rahaf Harfoush. Rahaf was a member of U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign’s New Media Team and she was talking about “Applying Barack Obama’s Social Media Strategy to Your Brand’s Communications Needs”. Here is a summary of what she… Read more »

DHS and the (Not Yet Created) TechSolutions Wiki

Originally posted at the GenerationShift blog: A couple weeks ago, while attending the National League of Cities conference in Orlando, FL, I connected with representatives from the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. Our conversation began by them highlighting a new website called TechSolutions. According to the website: The TechSolutions Program… Read more »

Preaching to the converted: Reading blogs at work

Original post from http://blog.e.govt.nz/index.php/2008/10/06/ While reading blogs at work last week, ironically, I read this article about reading blogs at work. Now as you can guess, I’m converted: I think irrelevant of the medium, you should be keeping up with developments in your respective field. I would say that easily more than half of my… Read more »

Is e-government a dangerous enthusiasm?

Yes, according to the conclusion reached by Gauld, Goldfinch and Dale* after a number of e-government case studies in New Zealand and a survey of wider literature. And it is an interesting judgement in case of New Zealand, a country with 4 million population, but well advanced in e-government. By mid-1990s most New Zealand government… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Ohio State – Michigan Week (and other picks)

The rich tradition, the power, the suspense… yes, it’s Virginia Tech vs. Duke week… the Hokies will be Runnin’ with the Devil!! Oh yeah, it’s Ohio State/Michigan week, too, GovLoopers!!! Friends, relatives, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. will war with each other this week!! What do we want to do? We want to make some picks……. Read more »

Packed House at 11/20 Public Communication Roundtable

Yesterday morning I attended a SRO Public Communication event put on by the Federal Consulting Group and GovDelivery. Over 120 government PA Officers and IT and Web Managers came to hear how agencies are using new digital channels and automated email alerts to better share their content with the public. We heard from a panel… Read more »

Bridges 2.0: how applying Web 2.0 tools — and attitudes — to public works can cut costs and contribute to economic recovery

I had an op-ed in Engineering News Record, the “bible” of the engineering and construction industry, this week, dealing with what I call “Bridges 2.O,” how using Web 2.0 tools such as wikis and structured data feeds, and, equally important, the Web 2.0 ethos of collaboration, can revolutionize public works projects. As I point out,… Read more »