Best practices for government websites

Five federal websites have been chosen as good examples of best practices in government websites. What jumps out at me is that, aside from it not being all about Web 2.0, is that each of these agencies are strong examples of making their site about the user, not all about the agency. Clearly, Web 2.0… Read more »

What will Public Service look like in 2030?

What will Public Service look like in 2030? While this question is pointed and stirs up some anxiety, many may say “Who cares, I will not be around”. I challenge you to let your mind wander for a minute. As Federal Managers in Public Service you are currently putting into place actions, rules and regulations… Read more »

Turf Wars and Accessibility

We all have experienced varying degrees of the “turf war” that exists when asked the question “where in your agency is Web managed?” The one thing it seems like no one wants to fight over is accessibility and compliance. So, I pose this question: Where in your agency is accessibility managed? Regardless of the level… Read more »

Beginners Guide to Government 2.0 — Some Suggestions from a Practitioner

from http://treadaway.typepad.com/notice/2009/02/beginners-guide-to-government-20.html I have talked before on a few occasions about how I think Government 2.0 will be a defining theme in our business over the next few years. It’s an inevitable change because the 2nd wave of the Web (notably social media, true collaboration, societal acceptance of user generated content, etc.) has taken hold…. Read more »

Working in Government

Working in Government is different. I’ve spent 18 years in government one way or another and I can personally attest to the differences between government and private enterprise. Many are good, many are bad but it is different. Read the full post here -Stephen

Measuring Telework Productivity

Excellent (IMO) article from Federal Computer Week: http://fcw.com/Articles/2009/02/09/Lisagor-measuring-telework-performance.aspx Sweat pants and metrics * By Michael Lisagor * Feb 06, 2009 Measuring performance in a virtual workplace I’m wearing my grungy sweat pants and torn Oakland Raiders T-shirt as I write this column in my home office on Bainbridge Island, Wash., in the Puget Sound. My… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Craig Newmark, Customer Service Rep and Founder, craigslist.org

His envelopes are addressed to Mr. Newmark, but the founder of the online classified list website is better known for his first name: Craig. When not busy with craigslist, or working with the Craigslist Foundation, a community-building platform, Craig is a member of GovLoop. Craig graciously agreed to be profiled as a GovLoop member of… Read more »

Mark Drapeau tell them Goverati, I prefer WikiGov. What’s the best?

In a recent post at ReadWriteWeb.com, Mark Drapeau have a point: Tools as govloop are on the roots of the rise of Goverati. I’m not sure, but I think that this name is made by the contraction of Government and Technorati. And I thought that the first who study and put a name of that… Read more »