I’m interested in what steps government agencies are taking to modernize legacy applications. I understand that it’s a major issue on several public sector IT decision maker’s agendas, but would like to hear about progress, success stories, speed-bumps, etc.
Originally posted October 15 at: http://theagilemind.blogspot.com Talk about your multi-tasking! I’m writing this post while simultaneously attending the Cognos Virtual Government Forum and chatting with a Grant Thornton staffer whose virtual booth I stopped by while passing through the virtual exhibit hall at the virtual forum. Whew! Enough virtual. Henceforth let’s stipulate that most placesRead… Read more »
It’s no secret that there are plenty of people out there who hate the government. Some are angry at a particular agency over a local issue (think Alaska and logging). Some are frustrated with the administration or Congress at any particular time. Some are anti-government in general. As if combating the negative stereotype of aRead… Read more »
After last night’s debates, I couldn’t help but think about a piece I read on FederalTimes.com the other day about something that’s been missing from the debates, and from the election in general. The candidates can give us the general rundown about the policies, issues, and how they are going to fix this broken economyRead… Read more »
Originally posted Wednesday 10/8 at http://cparente.wordpress.com: Last week I took part in a fascinating discussion around Government 2.0, i.e. the use of Web 2.0 tools by government agencies. I connected my client Scott Burns of GovDelivery with Mark Drapeau, who has made a name for himself locally by blogging on Government 2.0 on Mashable. MarkRead… Read more »
Please use this wiki as a central hub for government social media usage examples. Feel free to add/modify items to your heart’s content! URL is: www.government20bestpractices.pbwiki.com I have broken it down into three sections: Canadian Government, U.S. Government & Other (International).
We seem to be living in a 2.0 world, everything is a 2.0 something, and so it seems entirely natural to use the term Government 2.0. At least conceptually I think a good number of people who are reading this have a grasp of what this means, but I would like to try to goRead… Read more »
Rule #6: “Most meetings contain a very high % of “Mental Masturbation” which can be significantly reduced by the chair creating and following and agenda” For 25 years peers, bosses, subordinates and my wife have tried to convince me to eliminate the term “mental masturbation” from my vocabulary. I continue to use it not forRead… Read more »
Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris interviewed Tom Kelly, my boss, and me today on their show Daily Debrief. Check it out: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/emedia/134135.mp3 Thanks Chris and Amy, as well as Steve and everyone on GovLoop who has helped promote the contest. I promise to do a follow-up blog entry soon. The winning video is on EPA’sRead… Read more »