December 14, 2010 at 5:24 am #117786
As we look back on the year 2010 – which many commentators will be doing in the next couple weeks – what stood out for you?
Where did government get it right? It could be technological advancements or something for more mundane. Heck – maybe it’s just a moment on the job where you crushed it!
Let’s see if we can crowd-source a concrete list. Here are three for me:
1 – Chilean Miner Rescue Rivals Moon Mission: What an amazingly well-coordinated effort by Chile’s government. We were so impressed on GovLoop that we decided to blog about it on the Huffington Post, highlighting the ways in which NASA helped out.
2. Telework Takes Big Step Forward: Last week’s signing of the Telework Enhancement Act by President Obama signified another move in the right direction. It’s time that government focused more on the “what needs to get done by when” vs. the “how and where it happens.”
3. Coast Guard Commendable in Cleaning Up Oil Spill: BP may not have handled the crisis effectively, but I was impressed and bit more confident that were going to get the situation under control every time Admiral Thad Allen appeared to explain the circumstances. Also, I think RestoretheGulf.gov should be considered an award-winning website.
What are yours? Can’t wait to see what we come up with together…
December 14, 2010 at 11:37 am #117824
1- Snowmaggedon for federal folks
2 – Federal pay freeze and S/L layoffs/furloughs
3 – Release of OpenGov plans & /open pages
4 – Challenge.gov
December 14, 2010 at 11:57 am #117822
The first NextGenGov Summit! That was such an incredible opportunity to meet peeps with the same passion for government.
December 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm #117820
Not to toot my own horn but:
Deployment of DNSSEC at the root zone: Dept of Commerce, ICANN and VeriSign worked together to deploy the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) to the global root zone. One of the biggest changes to Internet infrastructure in 20 years:
December 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm #117818
Agreed, Em – that was a great moment!
December 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm #117816
Very cool…that was quite a first…and can’t wait to see what the future holds for that event. (We already have one of the keynotes locked in
December 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm #117814
How could I forget Snowmageddon!? That was one of the better moments of the year – driving up and back really fast in between blasts.
December 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm #117812
Word on the street was that a certain Canadian came to DC for ngg10 and crushed it pretty hard. Not sure who that could be…
December 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm #117810
Let’s not forget the triumph of democracy which takes place every 2nd November (and annually in some jurisdictions). Regardless of how you feel about the results, the ability of the people to choose their government leaders is a rare and valuable treasure.
December 14, 2010 at 7:18 pm #117808
Mayor Fenty accomplished much in terms of the physical plant of Washington DC but came up short
in terms of overall emotional intelligence city-wide.
December 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm #117806
Gov 2.0 LA 2010 – the first West Coast “uncamp” and my first “uncamp” experience. Very cool venue, very cool peeps,and plenty of fireworks internally from folks who didn’t understand what an “uncamp” was or why I wanted to spend my weekend working!
It’s happening again next year..get your ideas in now! Gov 2.0 LA 2011 Bubbleideas
December 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm #117804
The Hair of Charney…
December 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm #117802
I agree. I found that fascinating – he accomplished so much on better governing but failed in understanding emotion of the city.
December 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm #117800
Passage of the Plain Language Act! If it’s implemented properly, it could have a huge impact on the quality of customer service.
December 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm #117798
December 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm #117796
There are many moments in history where an event, whether it’s good or bad, becomes the catalyst for something much bigger which transforms the way the Government operates. In the past year, there’s been two of them…Snowmageddon and WikiLeaks. Both will transform the way employees work day-by-day. Both will prompt for an increase in new technologies. Two events that have similar effects, but are completely different in what it will mean down the road. Ten years from now, as we look back at the events that have reshaped Government history, these two will be only two of the many.
December 16, 2010 at 12:03 am #117794
Haiti earthquake response
December 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm #117792
December 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm #117790
Indeed…that was huge
December 20, 2010 at 2:07 am #117788
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