Tech

Open-Government.us – Caring about Sharing

Greetings, everyone. Have you seen the new open letter from Larry Lessig, Ben Smith (Politico), Tim O’Reilly and others from Mozilla, Wikipedia, RedditMozilla, and the Sunlight Foundation regarding three principles for open government? Here’s the slide show: And here are the three principles: 1. No Legal Barrier to Sharing (law (copyright law) should not block… Read more »

Could Government Learn From Professional Sports Teams?

I was watching Sportscenter yesterday and, as I saw Sean Avery’s idiotic comment, a crazy thought went through my head. Avery’s comment was surely embarrassing and offensive to his team and to the NHL. His team and the league clearly would have preferred he had not said anything like that. However, both the team and… Read more »

Media 2.0 Must Follow Fed 2.0

Earlier today, Steve (@govloop), tweeted that he’s a late early adopter, which makes him a government innovator. Heritage media works the same way, often adapting to trends just as they change. I know, because I worked in small and mid-size news orgs for seven years, as an editor and reporter. I started a work-related blog… Read more »

The Future of Government 2.0

Well before Obama actually assumes office on January 20th, those of us who follow new government media have already observed a proliferation of fresh perspectives on how emerging web technologies may be utilized by the next administration. Some people cite blogging as the key to reform (blogging drives the entire internet, right?) Others claim that… Read more »

Federal Bloggers Unite

I had a federal worker blog once. It even got a shout-out from a real blog that covers federal government issues. But I shut it down because I was, well, too busy working being a federal worker. Plus I didn’t want to get in trouble should my urge to snark overwhelm my professional judgment. This… Read more »

What Makes Government 2.0 Different from Enterprise 2.0?

This post previously appeared on my “Social Media Strategery” blog. One of the things that I have consistently noticed in my five years as a government communications consultant is that our new hires who come from the corporate world go through an adjustment period upon first supporting a government client. That’s to be expected as… Read more »

Ten Guiding Principles for E-civil Service

I Introduction Is there anything called e-civil service or electronic civil service? If so, what is it? How does it differ from the traditional civil service? How can it keep pace with technological developments? What role does it have in Government 2.0? Is there any conflict between old conduct rules for the civil servants and… Read more »

I/ITSEC….Any GovLoop Members going?

OK…so I get one day of rest to do laundry and then I head off to the Interservice and Industry, Training, Simulation and Education Conference (IITSEC). If you are not within the U.S. Dept of Defense sphere or its international partners, then let me hip you to this gig. Imagine 15-20K people from all over… Read more »