Posts Tagged: open gov

HHS Asks “Help us Develop Our OpenGov Plan”

This week HHS CTO asked for help in creating their new open gov plan. Any suggestions for him? Any favorite opengov plans? ———————————— Help Us Develop Our New Open Gov Plan Posted January 17, 2012 By Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, HHS In January 2009, President Obama issued the Open Government Directive, calling for governmentRead… 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 »

Why Innovators Should be Paying Attention to Prizes

Innovators—including government innovators—should be paying attention to prizes because they work, because they add another tool to their innovation tool belt, and because they are already being used by a typical late adopter—the government. I’ve been a student of prizes and competitions in government for several years now—there is always something to learn: a newRead… Read more »

ROI on US “Campaign to Cut Waste” from the UK Experience

This is my first attempt using storify to capture a discussion. Let me know if you’ve found better ways to use the tool-I found it pretty user friendly! This story summarizes some twitter conversations that relate to several US Executive Orders on Customer Service and website consolidation. There are a lot of orders being released,Read… Read more »

Observations from a Judge: Three Takeaways for Federal Prizes from MIT’s Global Challenge

This content was originally posted on Phase One Consulting Group’s Government Transformation Blog. Over the past few weeks I had the pleasure of serving as a global judge for the MIT Global Challenge which ended in an exciting awards ceremony Monday in Cambridge, Mass. The Challenge is designed to connect students” with the passion andRead… Read more »

Friday Fab 5: Zen, Shakespeare, and Why Librarians Are the Secret Masters of the Universe

It’s been a busy week for many, but it’s time to kick off your shoes, relax, and enjoy the… Friday Fab 5! That wonderful time of the week when we take a look back at a few of the communities accomplishments. The Most Commented Blog of the Week goes to Jolie Lee and her postRead… Read more »

The Zen of Cultural Change

It is time to move from creating a more open government to sustaining open government. Yes, there is a lot more work to do in making agencies on all levels of government are releasing their data and becoming transparent. Governments have successfully picked the low-hanging fruit of opening up their datasets. It’s now time toRead… Read more »

Happy One Year Anniversary! A Year of Progress in Open Government

Though it’s being overshadowed by the budget discussions this week, it’s important to note (and celebrate!) that today (April 7th) is the one year anniversary of Agency Open Government Plans. Just one year ago, almost 30 plans were released from cabinet-level and independent Agencies that detailed how they would become more: Transparent in their work;Read… Read more »

Top 5: Reasons Is Now the Hottest Open Gov Project

In 1998, was considered the best website in government. Other than a redesign in 2001, their website has largely remained unchanged…and quite possibly had become the worst website in government. Here’s a screen shot of how it has looked for much of the past decade: Yesterday, GovLoop received a sneak peek at the Beta.FCC.govRead… Read more »