Posts Tagged: Gov2.0

You can’t expect citizens to engage with you if you don’t engage with them

I am proud of how far many Australians governments have come in their online use over the last few years. A number of agencies have begun embracing the new tools available to communicate with the public. They are blogging, tweeting and facebooking, bypassing traditional media to share their news publicly with the Australian community. NextRead… Read more »

NCDD/DDC White House Open Government Response

The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) have put out a joint response to the recent White House call for input. It’s very solid, so please make sure to read it in full: Strengthening the Public Participation Elements of the Open Government Plan (PDF). Especially noteworthy is aRead… Read more » The Greek Open Government Initiative

Via Alex Moll on Twitter, I just came across, the website for the Greek Open Government Initiative. From the English language version: has been designed to serve the principles of transparency, deliberation, collaboration and accountability and includes three initiatives: Οpen calls for the recruitment of public administration officials. Top level and mid-level openingsRead… Read more »

In a rapidly changing world, seconds count. You can’t miss this conversation.

It used to take years for revolutions to organize. The American Revolution took seven years; the Greek Revolution took eight years, and the French Revolution took ten years. Today, revolutions take only a few days. Consider the 82 day Orange Revolution; the 28 day Tunisian Revolution; and the 18 day Egyptian Revolution. In early November,Read… Read more »

Archived Episode 1 of #Hi5Gov Featuring

Today I interviewed Karen Trebon, Deputy Program Manager and Tammi Marcoullier, Program Manager from on the inaugural episode of #Hi5Gov featuring and the amazing impacts is making for agencies and the public across America. Follow Tammi – @TammiM Follow Karen – @KarenTrebonGovt Follow Joseph – @JosephPorcelli Want to be a guest onRead… Read more »

GovLaunch: Ten Federal Cloud Computing Breakthroughs

To keep up-to-date, cut costs, and eliminate the need for extra equipment, the U.S. Government should increase its efforts to introduce more cloud computing across agencies. I think that the sharing of resources would cut down on government spending, while also enhancing the productivity of many workers. Over at, this article speaks about DavidRead… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Youtah, Robot Uprisings, and Comic Sans’ Revenge

Having a short week was nice, no? It came quickly, but believe it or not, it’s time for the… Friday Fab 5! Well it’ll be back to the normal grind next week, but in the meantime, why not sit back, relax, and take a reflect on some of the top content here on GovLoop. Today’sRead… Read more »

Starting a business? SBA has an ‘app’ for that.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) launched its first mobile application (app) immediately following National Small Business Week 2011. The app was developed under a public-private partnership with Palo Alto Software and is currently available for iPhone/iPod/iPad with additional platforms to be added soon. This new tool connects entrepreneurs with 3,000+ business coaching centers, 14,000+Read… Read more »