Posts Tagged: WRU

GSA, OMB, DoD, OPM: CBG Round-up, 07.18.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Three Stories about GSA. How ‘Bout These Apples? The GSA turned a snarky BuzzFeed listicle into an earnest hastag, asking people to share their favorite government structures. Challenges Come of Age. Steve Kelman, writing in FCW, says that government challenges “may be one of the single largest changes in government management in theRead… Read more »

A-Team Edition: CBG Round-up, 06.20.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Social Media in Government: How it works, it’s successes and shortcomings, and what it costs us. FedTech reports on “How Social Media Is Revolutionizing Emergency Response” with “social media guidance for first responders.” Treci Johnson writes in DigitalGov on “Trends on Tuesday: Maximizing Your Mobile Moments,” teasing out the awareness, selling, workforce, product,Read… Read more »

Coming into Focus: CBG Round-up, 06.20.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Getting a clearer picture. This week I’ve read a lot of things that I either didn’t know, or didn’t realize were important. These articles brought them into focus for me, and as I review them, they seem to point at larger meanings and trends. Mark Headd published “Built to Fail,” about why governmentRead… Read more »

Futball!!!! Kidding: CBG Round-up, 06.13.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Open data can save your life. Really. Alex Howard has the “backstory of the openFDA platform, which gives the public access to adverse drug event reports.” He writes that “[t]he FDA’s open data initiative will add APIs for product recalls and product labels soon. ” Related: re/code writes that “The Cure for HealthRead… Read more »

Citizen Sensors, CIOs, Cost of Compliance: CBG Round-up, 06.06.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda People as peripherals. Government Technology reports on “The Role of Citizens in Smart Cities” Author Tod Newcombe offers that citizens will become part of the Smart City’s sensor network, which seems right to me, as I wrote about this in 2012:“Perhaps one of the most sophisticated sensors that can be connected to theRead… Read more »

eGov, eHarmony, Everything is Broken: CBG Round-up, 05.30.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda What eGov can learn from eHarmony? The New York Times posted a very interesting article, “Who Wants Free Love Anyway?” My biggest take-away: “while the Internet may have democratized information — making it seemingly easier for any of us to sell an apartment or find a spouse on our own — we nowRead… Read more »

Stuck in traffic? Read the Pre-Memorial Day Round-up (only for passengers!): 05.23.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Dare to Share. Though the Fast CoExist article “How To Build A Circular Economy That’s Less Wasteful And More Prosperous” focuses on private-sector organizations, many of its recommendations are a good fit for government agencies–especially at the state and local level. A Low-Lying Cloud. And here comes “fog computing.” The idea is thatRead… Read more »

Zombies, OMB IT, and no more ideas! CBG Round-up, 05.16.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Those Kids Today! A few things: First, Lindsay Pollack deconstructs some myths about Millenials, an important read for people trying to manage them. Also, the Washington Post has a chart showing which college majors students chose now, vs. 40 years ago. The prevalence of texting has yielded another positive result: people can nowRead… Read more »

Digital, DATA, Data: CBG Round-up, 05.02.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda A Typology of Digital Workers. Are you (or your colleagues) digital natives? digital immigrants? Perhaps digital holdouts? Take a look The Five Categories of Digital Workers. Maybe the Holdouts Are on to Something. Alex Howard has not one, but two great articles this week. One on the President’s Council of Advisors on ScienceRead… Read more »

Cities, Smart and Social: CBG Round-up, 03.28.2014

This article has been updated to include Dan Chenok’s contribution Gadi Ben-Yehuda Cities, Smart and Social: StateTech Magazine has a piece about how “Smart Cities” are using technology and innovation to manage their growth: keeping electricity bills and easing traffic flow, for example. Related, in my mind at least, in FedTech, an article about howRead… Read more »