Posts Tagged: Gov

GovFresh 2011 Awards Nominations and Voting Now Open

As some of you may be aware the #SMEM community made a huge push to get #SMEM into this years top categories for consideration on GovFresh’s Awards for social media engagement. Well, I have some good news. Not only did our efforts get #SMEM as a category this year pay off, #SMEM will have twoRead… Read more »

Leveraging the power of social media in government

Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder of GovDelivery, provides insights for how government agencies can leverage the power of social media. Watch the video to hear Scott discuss social media as part of an integrated communications strategy that incorporates email and text messaging/SMS to fight through the “noise.” What do you think? How did your governmentRead… Read more »

Bring Code for America to Your Town in 2013!

Code for America’s Fellowship Program Join us for a Webinar on December 13 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: In Code for America’s first year we built more than 40 civic applications to help government provide services more openly and efficiently, and better engage with their constituents. But more importantly CodeRead… Read more »

Training Resource to Hurdle the Tech Expertise Challenge

Agencies Mobile Gov efforts need the right technical expertise to build useful products for the public. Makes sense that agencies might think about training to build some in-house tech expertise. [ht to Sam Bronson] Stanford University–you know that school/high tech incubator on the West Coast–has rolled out a free version of it’s web app developmentRead… Read more »

Presenters at our Annual Government Web and New Media Conference – are you one?

Web Manager University is Calling for Presentations at our Annual Government Web and New Media Conference May 16-17 in Washington, DC. We’ve a lot of interest for presentation topics, and we’re extending an opportunity to be considered as a potential speaker and tell us about the exciting work you are doing. Submissions must be receivedRead… Read more »

Agency Customer Service Plans

Back in April, President Obama issued an executive order directing agencies to step up their efforts to improve customer service. Whatever happened? The Executive Order gave agencies until the last week of October to provide their plans to the Office of Management and Budget, and last week the plans were delivered and posted on OMB’sRead… Read more »

What questions do you have about open data, apps contests and sustainability?

*What questions do you have about open data, apps contests and sustainability?* Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency launched a contest to build “green apps” using its data. After months of preparation, development, publicity and engagement, the contest produced 38 apps: Last week, the winners of the contest were announced Tomorrow, I’ll be moderatingRead… Read more »

National Dialog on Government Websites Is Over – What’s Next?

So the 2+ week National Dialog on Government Websites is over. It ended last night with 436 ideas, 1,663 comments, and 8,259 votes submitted by 992 contributors. If you didn’t get a chance to participate, the whole thing is archived for reference. Take a look – I think you’ll be impressed by the quality ofRead… Read more »

The challenge for government: Why it’s important to know how people learn about their community

Information is power. Actually, there is no power in information but in who creates it and controls it. That’s the power of information –how it’s used. Did you know that local TV news is still the most popular source for local information in America? However, adults rely on it primarily for just three subjects: weather,Read… Read more »