Posts Tagged: Gov

SF City Attorney Joins Twitter

from LocalGov20.com – The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office on Friday soft launched an official Twitter account for City Attorney Dennis Herrera. The policy development behind the launch is an example of Government 2.0 collaboration in action. I assisted in the effort, researching and discussing social-media-for-governance pitfalls and promise with media, outreach and IT strategistsRead… Read more »

Calling Out a Couple of Gov 2.0 Social Media Rockstars

from localgov20.com – I’ve been doing a lot of research over the past several months about social media for governance. In that time, I’ve seen many efforts to reform government communications – some mediocre, some good, and some great. Using the wide-open Web in a government setting is a scary proposition for most, with theRead… Read more »

Imagine What A Network Perspective Could Do for Acquisition 2.0

In 2005 the Department of Defense established the Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment (DAPA) for the purpose of improving acquisition and procurement in major programs. The Department collected recommendations through narrative, video, documents and images – all through electronic outreach to vendors, department personnel, military colleges, and other stakeholders. The process was highly inclusive and resultedRead… Read more »

Getting started with Twitter in Australian government

Republished from eGovAU. Twitter has emerged as a significant channel for breaking news, announcement and discussions on political, social, environmental and commercial topics. Over the last three years the service has grown to over 25 million users globally, including many senior business, political and entertainment figures. In fact it’s been the fastest growing online channel,Read… Read more »

What’s the government’s role in improving access to information about government online?

Republished from eGovAU. I love the work that Matthew Landauer and a small group of non-partisan, patriotic Australians have done to set up OpenAustralia. If you’re not aware of the site, it’s designed to make the discussions on parliamentary floors visible to the public in an easily accessible way. The site also provides information onRead… Read more »

Is Australian egovernment innovation on life support?

Republished from eGovAU. I’ve been reading a post by James Dellow at his Chieftech blog, Using Twitter as a benchmark for Australian local government use of social media. He compared the 90 out of 468 (approx. 20%) UK councils using Twitter to the 3 out of 677 (less than 1%) Australian councils using the toolRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Camp: from the Twitterstream

Here’s another one of my soon to be patented (:->) reports from a conference I didn’t attend, brought to you through the benificence of the Twitterverse. Unfortunately, it isn’t as complete as I’d like. After TransparencyCamp, when I discovered that the Twitter Search runs out after 100 pages of history, I new I’d have toRead… Read more »

Information held by the Government is a national resource

Republished from eGovAU. Information held by the Government is a national resource and should be managed in the public interest. Access to government information increases public participation, and leads to increased scrutiny, discussion, comment and review of government activity. It would be great to hear an Australian government make a statement like the above, acknowledgingRead… Read more »

What are the best blog platforms for Australian government departments?

Republished from eGovAU. If your Department or agency is considering getting started in blogging it’s worth considering the platforms that others in government are using to meet their needs. Looking across the Australian government, there are now at least several different platforms used to deliver successful blogs. For example the ABS’s Statistically speaking blog usesRead… Read more »