Posts Tagged: House

SF CIO Heads to White House as Deputy CTO for Innovation

Chris Vein has pioneered open-source and open-data initiatives in the City by the Bay. Now he’s taking his vision for a more transparent and collaborative government to Washington. If you follow Gov 2.0 issues, you’ve heard of Chris Vein, San Francisco’s first-ever CIO, who has spent the last five years leading the charge to moveRead… Read more »

1600 Pennsylvania Has Done it Again!

I’ll admit it, I really do love Whitehouse.gov. I talk about it in various posts here on Govloop, but I can’t help it. Some of the best examples of social media in government can be found on Whitehouse.gov. This morning, I wanted to explore what the site would offer viewers today because of the StateRead… Read more »

Where Would Diversity Be In America if YouTube Was Invented During Martin Luther King Jr’s Era.

Forty eight years ago,Dr. Martin Luther King Jr led approximately 250,000 men,women, and children to Washington DC for a March for Freedom and Jobs. In 1963 black unemployment was as high as 11%, while unemployments was only 6% for whites. A white family earned, on average about $6,500.00 a year while a black family earnedRead… Read more »

Going Going Gone Gibbs

Robert Gibbs announced today that he will be stepping down as the White House Press Secretary, perhaps to set up shop for the 2012 elections. Read the whole story on the Washington Post and let us know your thoughts. CLICK HERE for Washington Post Article

Scientific Integrity: Fueling Innovation, Building Public Trust

The White House Blog Scientific Integrity: Fueling Innovation, Building Public Trust Posted by John P. Holdren on December 17, 2010 at 02:17 PM EST On March 9, 2009, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity emphasizing the importance of science in guiding Administration decisions and the importance of ensuring that the public trustsRead… Read more »

White House Cybersecurity Czar Promises to Share ‘Great Big Uglies’ With Industry

“In short there’s a lot to do, but I think we’re better now than we were last year. We were better last year than the year before.” That’s how White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt defined the progress his office has made in his one year on the job. Schmidt, officially the Special Assistant toRead… Read more »

What do Twitter, Youtube, and Robert Gibbs Have in Common? First Question.

In light of this week being the one year anniversary of the Open Government Directive, I wanted to highlight one of my favorite uses of social media in government. I’ve touched on the White House’s open government efforts in a previous post of mine, but I wanted to give some praise to “First Question,” aRead… Read more »

Why the White House Belongs at the Top of the Digital IQ Rankings

While gazing at the Public Sector Digital IQ Rankings, I was happy to see that the White House was ranked No. 2. The rankings commented that “From open-sourced contests to balance the budget to weekly presidential addresses on YouTube, the White House leads by example.” I couldn’t agree more. I was very impressed when IRead… Read more »

Did Open Government Hurt or Help The Obama Administration in 2010 Elections?

Did Open Government Hurt or Help The Obama Administration in 2010 Elections? It is usually during the first 100 days of a President’s term that are the defining Days of any Administration. President Obama defined his direction on January 22, 2008 day one. On November 2nd, 2010, with less than two hours away from theRead… Read more »

Can You Hear The Question President Obama is Asking You?

According to the Wall Street Journalʼs Economy section of Sundayʼs edition, there is a growing sense among many economists that Washingtonʼs ability to goose the economic recovery is limited, especially given the deep pain U.S. businesses and households have suffered during the recession. Thursday July 29th at the Washington DC Convention Center, President Obama spokeRead… Read more »