Posts Tagged: technology

Reflections On The Role of a Federal Chief Technology Officer

Had interview today with Federal News Radio on the role of the Chief Technology Officer. Here are some key points: 1. The CTO is a subject matter expert on technology modernization, transformation and deployment of new technology in the agency. 2. The CTO is responsible to work with the lines of business and IT toRead… Read more »

Best practices for government websites

Five federal websites have been chosen as good examples of best practices in government websites. What jumps out at me is that, aside from it not being all about Web 2.0, is that each of these agencies are strong examples of making their site about the user, not all about the agency. Clearly, Web 2.0Read… Read more »

Same challenges – different terrain

I thought it would be interesting to point out how the global community faces very similar challenges to those in the United States. I have been working with the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for over 2 years as they deployed an automated system to manage Building and Construction projects. While we facedRead… Read more »

National Academy’s Collaboration Project: Top 3 Tech/Innovation Priorities for President Obama

President Obama has called for government to become more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. The National Academy’s Collaboration Project has issued a paper highlighting three priorities that the new President must focus on to make this vision a reality. The paper, Enabling Collaboration: Three Priorities for the New Administration, encourages the President to: Create an openRead… Read more »

Capturing History Before it Disappears

Imaging the following scenario below being kept in a a file, in a basement, in a library forever, never seeing the light of day. Possibly of use to many, but untouchable to almost everyone. Would you keep it in that format as you have it? Keep it buried in a basement or an archive? Or,Read… Read more »

Cell Phone PsyOps – How To Text Fear

Full article HERE at The Thin Blue Online As the conflict between Israel and Hamas keeps going, some new and not-so-new tactics are being used by each side – cell phone PsyOps (psychological operations). From Ynet News: The message read: “Rockets on all cities, shelters not protect, Qassam rocket, Hamas.” A source in Hamas militaryRead… Read more »

The Future of Government 2.0

Well before Obama actually assumes office on January 20th, those of us who follow new government media have already observed a proliferation of fresh perspectives on how emerging web technologies may be utilized by the next administration. Some people cite blogging as the key to reform (blogging drives the entire internet, right?) Others claim thatRead… Read more »

Harvard Update on Food Safety/Security

Hi, all – We’ve been working with regulators and industry over the past several months to figure out some high value, low cost, best next moves on the nation’s food safety issues. Topmost is getting the traceback during outbreak investigations fixed – make it faster and more accurate. Our status update is here, and aRead… Read more »