Posts Tagged: technology

How Innovators and Early Adopters Fail at the Technology Adoption Lifecycle

Cross-posted from my weblog The Design State There is a very robust and lively conversation about eGovernment being held by government employees online. A lot of great ideas for improving citizen access, transparency and data distribution are being tested and implemented. Unfortunately, there’s an even larger group of government employees, officials, and managers who aren’tRead… Read more »

CrisisCamp Washington, DC June 12-14 at The World Bank and The George Washington University’s Institute for Politics Democracy & the Internet @ George Washington University

CrisisCamp Washington, DC crisiscamp.org is part of a global movement bringing together volunteers, academia, non-profits, companies and government officials to share best practices and lessons learned to advocate for further use of technology and telecommunications to assist citizens and communities during crisis. CrisisCamp DC will take place June 12, 2009 to June 14, 2009 atRead… Read more »

Government Employees Teleworking?

Interesting article below, it asks if govt workers are ready to telework (article raises the question in light of swine flu developments…) Having just returned yesterday from Guadalajara, Mexico — where I teleworked for GovPartner and saw first hand the tremendous effect a potential epidemic like this would have on our daily activities — theRead… Read more »

Help the White House Sort Out Recovery.gov!

Last week, Steve Ressler told you about an upcoming initiative to let the public shape the future of Recovery.gov. Building a portal where the public can monitor the dispersal of stimulus funds and progress of the economic recovery, transparently and in real time, is no easy feat. So, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, inRead… Read more »

Is technology killing the written language?

IS TECHNOLOGY KILLING THE WRITTEN LANGUAGE? Texting, twitter and all the other ubiquitous instant messaging methods are surely going to spell the death of the written language; or it would seem that way if you read all the blogs, editorials, articles and predictions that our obsession with these abbreviated forms of communication are ruining civilizedRead… Read more »

Transforming Information Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Jonathan Walters’ report chronicles the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to realign and centralize its information technology activities. Describing it as an “ambitious, audacious and arduous crusade,” Walters makes it very clear that this is still very much a work in progress. There are significant hurdles ahead and certain significant adjustments will no doubtRead… Read more »

No More Excuses

If one were to ask any given selection of police departments across the country what they are doing to stay in touch with their citizens, he would receive a mixture of responses but my guess would be that a few or more of them would be that they don’t stay in touch. When asked why,Read… Read more »

Transforming Information Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Jonathan Walters’ report chronicles the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to realign and centralize its information technology activities. Describing it as an “ambitious, audacious and arduous crusade,” Walters makes it very clear that this is still very much a work in progress. There are significant hurdles ahead and certain significant adjustments will no doubtRead… Read more »

The Future of e-Gov: Connected e-Governance

Mills Davis‘ Semantic Technologies session presentation, at today’s Gov 2.0 Unconference, is compelling, to say the least. It illustrates where the web is going, with respect to e-Gov and Web 3.0 (and onwards). Fasten your seat belts, folks. What is the role of cloud computing, web 2.0, and web 3.0 semantic technologies in the comingRead… Read more »