Posts Tagged: WRU

Magazine, Moneyball, Majel Barrett: CBG Round-up, 04.18.2014

The Center is please to release the Spring 2014 The Business of Government magazine. This edition of The Business of Governmentmagazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of publicRead… Read more »

DATA and other Abbreiviations: CBG Round-up, 03.28.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda DATA Passes: After the Senate unanimously passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (often called the DATA Act, but that’s like saying “ATM Machine,”) Alex Wilhelm of TechCrunch reported that “The original version of the bill passed the House by a vote of 388-1. Given that, the chance of it failing to passRead… Read more »

Annotations! or, We Are All David Foster Wallace: CBG Round-up, 03.28.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Government Technology writes that “Big Data Could Bring Governments Big Benefits,” which dovetails nicely with what I argued, that “Sharing Makes Everything Better: Everyone Benefits When Small Data Goes Big“ Speaking of sharing: citizens can now share their “genius” with one another on the topic of government documents. DigitalGov reports “GSA Introduces NewsRead… Read more »

The Web at 25 and the Sequester at 1: CBG Round-up, 03.14.2014

This post has been updated to include the contribution from Dan Chenok. Gadi Ben-Yehuda This week, the Web turned 25. To me, these articles, taken together, tell a story: of where we are, the direction we’re headed, and how far we’ve already come. They also point to hazards we need to avoid and steps weRead… Read more »

Let’s talk Budget: CBG Round-up, 03.07.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Presidential Innovation Fellows: The Results of Round Two Are in! Alex Howard has a write-up of the results of the second round of Presidential Innovation Fellows, as well as the invitation to apply to participate in the next iteration, when the program will focus on three topics: fueling data innovations, helping veterans attainRead… Read more »

On the other hand. . . . CBG Round-up, 02.21.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda On the other hand. . . FCW reports that “U.S. ranks sixth in use of digital government” while FedTech takes “A Look at NASA’s Innovative, Secure Mobility Strategy.” These two themes are reconciled, kind of, in a second FCW article, “Time to raise networking expectations in government“ The power of social media isRead… Read more »

The Right Hand Giveth Edition: CBG Round-up, 02.14.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Talking Social. FCW has a recap of an AFCEA event on Social Media in Government, whie Alec Ross talks about diplomats’ use of Twitter, and we are warned that Social Media seems to be making us smarter, but what the right hand giveth. . . Mobile, Telework, and Crowdsourcing. These articles are interrelated,Read… Read more »

Instameats? Telework; Siri in the Army. CBG Round-up, 02.07.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda VanRoekel: Tech and Innovation are “prevailing themes” in 2015 Budget. FCW is reporting that “VanRoekel declared that “the prevailing theme throughout … is tech and innovation. It drives everything we do.”” Related: Alex Howard interviews the Federal CIO, discussing “the risks and potential of open data and digital government.” More Mobile, Social, andRead… Read more »

Super Bowl and Cloud Computing? CBG Round-up, 01.31.2014

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Innovation Conversations Alex Howard tweeted a line from the #SOTU: “There are fewer & fewer technical restraints on what we can do. That forces us to ask questions about what we should do,” which lead Jim Daly to ask “When There Are No Barriers to Technology, How Can the Government Innovate?” which inRead… Read more »