Tech

Quick review of Chesapeake VA Website

I completed a quick site review of Chesapeake, Va for my bigger design study. (at http://spiritofcitywebs.com/node/40 ) I am still trying to make up my mind what I think of the page. I did think that the code was well written and up to date with technology. But I am still out on use-ability andRead… Read more »

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 technologyRead… Read more »

A Virtual Government?

I find it very interesting to see how more and more government agencies are going virtual in today’s world. The DoD has hopped on board, NOAA is on Second Life, Centers for Disease Control has even joined MySpace, and many other SGL and Federal agencies are following suit. We are truly living a multi-media, WebRead… Read more »

Victorian Government Continuous Improvement Network

Greetings all Gov Loopers from the State of Victoria in Australia ! Just thought I’d share a link with you which leads to our Continuous Improvement in Government website. The site is driven by a network of 3300+ civil servants who have a desire to improve the services we provide to the wider Victorian community.Read… Read more »

A Welcome Pat on the Back

We sole proprietors on the publishing frontier, better known as bloggers, toil in relative obscurity. Having once run a print magazine with a full reporting and editing staff, art department and business operation to handle fulfillment and printing and delivery and promotion and ad sales, I find performing all those functions myself particularly frustrating andRead… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Preseason Rankings

Readers, no college football picks this week… we’ll get back to that next week. And this accounting class is making the Hokie Guru work hard; he’s trying to convert to the GS-511 Auditor Series in the federal government. In other news, President-Elect Barrack Obama wants a college football playoff. Sounds like we would get alongRead… 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. JustRead… 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 limitedRead… Read more »