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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 »

If you could change one thing about your city/town’s government, what would it be?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about posts from fellow GovLoopers (or are we Loopies?): – Andrew‘s forum discussion asking “If you could change one thing about govenment, what would it be? and – Adriel‘s blog post on Gov 2.0 in local government. I think that, given the fact that local government has more limited… Read more »

Leadership Lessons from the Election

As the election craze passes us by and we anticipate a massive transition within the walls our agencies, it’s nice to pause and reflect on what leadership lessons we can take from our new president elect and his campaign. Check out this blog from Scott Eblin, author and Executive coach, on Obama’s leadership: http://scotteblin.typepad.com/blog/2008/11/barack-the-community-organizer.html

Government Best Practices in Second Life

Hello Govloop members, I recently wrote a news story that I thought you would be interested in. Bill Greeves, the IT director of Roanoke County, Va., recently talked to Government Technology magazine about a new group he co-founded called MuniGov2.0 It focuses on best practices of Web 2.0, and the group holds weekly meetings in… Read more »

Organising by Value or for Events but not around Resources or Functions

As we move steadily into understanding that Technologies of Web 2.0, and some others are going to have a profound impact on ‘how’ we are all working and managing there is beginning to be more and more material around on business architecture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_architecture the noble art of understanding how a business is organised in terms… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Election Edition and Selected Week 10 Picks

Very interesting story in the Politico today; here’s what an Obama Administration might look like. We might see the Hokie Guru’s favorite bureaucrat, Robert Rubin, appointed as Treasury Secretary. The Hokie Guru’s Governor in Virginia, Tim Kaine, also has a shot to be Attorney General. Anyway, please check it out because many of us on… 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 »