Federal Eye: Challenges Await Gregg at Commerce

The nomination of Sen. Judd Gregg to serve as commerce secretary signals the New Hampshire Republican will have a big role to play in convincing lawmakers to support President Obama’s economic proposals. It’s also expected he will focus on entitlement reform, an issue he’s worked on in the past as chairman of the Senate BudgetRead… Read more »

Australia government adopts Gershon’s recommendations

How should government spend on ICT? Australia has decided to implement in full the recommendations of Sir Peter Gershon UK Treasury’s former Chief Executive. Engaged in April this year, Sir Peter Gershon UK Treasury’s former Chief Executive has performed an independent review of the Australian Government’s management of information and communication technology (ICT). The reportRead… Read more »

Security Policies to Support Government Use of Social Networking Technologies in Today’s Web 2.0 World

From another newsgroup that I subscribe to. The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has released a position paper on Web 2.0 technologies, including social networks. http://www.enisa.europa.eu/pages/02_01_press_2008_12_10_web2.html The document enumerates a variety of vulnerabilities in Web 2.0 technologies and discusses high-level recommendations for each. The document does seem to have an overall positive viewRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 – what’s happening in the UK?

In the UK a Power of Information Taskforce has been looking at the use of web 2.0 technologies for public service purposes. I am providing part of the secretariat to the Taskforce. Yesterday we published a detailed report, in a form which encourages others to comment, and a set of recommendations. The report is availableRead… Read more »

A social meeting to take the breath of entrepeneurship environment of Barcelona.

The DAY OF THE ENTREPRENEUR is the biggest annual meeting for entrepreneurs and support services for entrepreneurship and business growth in Barcelona. Over two days, the DAY OF THE ENTREPRENEUR brings together, around a widely varied and multi-format programme of activities, more than 5,500 entrepreneurs with business ideas, high level managers and decision-makers, the protagonistsRead… Read more »

3D and Public Policy

I came across a very interesting article by Mike Nelson (former Clinton admin policy techno wonk…now at Georgetown) and Chris Francis (IBM UK) giving some good thoughts on public policy issues and all those 3D virtual world type environments. It’s at: 3D and Public Policy

TSP Talk – Big week for the stock market

Good Monday morning govloopers! Here is your weekly dose of TSP Talk… This may sound cliché, but this should be a big week for the stock market. After Thursday and Friday’s big losses, which erased the impressive gains made earlier in the week, the market appears ready to make a move. The problem is itRead… Read more »

Recession Proof Marketing: Dos & Don’ts

Quick read from American Marketing Assocation on how to recession proof your marketing: http://www.marketingpower.com/ResourceLibrary/Documents/Content%20Partner%20Documents/Copernicus/Dos_and_Donts.pdf Most applicable comment that translates across all areas is the quote from Mary Best West, CMO of Kraft Foods, “Walking in the shoes of your consumers is the key to keeping products moving during a recession…And I am talking about walkingRead… Read more »