GAO: Challenges of Using Web 2.0 in Government

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - 17:22
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 17:17
In its testimony, GAO found that 22 of the 24 major federal agencies have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. “However, agency use of these technologies also may present risks associated with properly managing and protecting government records and sensitive information, including personally identifiable information.”  Key challenges include:   Privacy and Security Challenges Determining how the Privacy Act of 1974 applies

Getting "Change" Right

Monday, July 19th, 2010 - 16:25
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 16:21
The seminar – like his book -- was a very practical description of real-life experiences in leading organizational change. A self-described former street performer, Kahan engaged his audience in ways to create rapid, widespread engagement in their organizations. He offered both a framework for understanding how to do this, as well as a series of specific actions, based on his personal experiences in helping foster large scale changes in the World Bank and other organizations.

Sparking Innovation and Growing to Scale

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - 10:41
Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:36
Center for American Progress researchers Jitinder Kohli and Geoff Mulgan wrote “Capital Ideas: How to Generate Innovation in the Public Sector,” and “Scaling New Heights: How to Spot Small Successes in the Public Sector and Make them Big.”  They observe that growing social innovation in the public sector is more difficult than it is to create tec

Vice Admiral David J. "Jack" Dorsett

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 - 15:43
Information dominance is about using information and data to prevent conflicts or win in a crisis.
Radio show date: 
Tue, 10/19/2010
Intro text: 
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI), U.S. Department of the Navy
Magazine profile: 

Sam Pulcrano

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - 12:37
Given our size, we have an obligation to embrace green ways of doing business. It’s our objective to ultimately become known as a world class sustainability leader.
Radio show date: 
Tue, 07/13/2010
Intro text: 
Vice President for Sustainability, United States Postal Service (USPS)
Magazine profile: 

MN Creates Collaborative Governance Council

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 - 13:42
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 13:36
The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a bi-partisan bill that was signed into law to create a Collaborative Governance Council that will increase collaboration between state and local government.  Might this be an inspiration for the federal government?   The law creates a 12-member council to develop recommendations to increase governmental collaboration by: reviewing laws and rules that slow collaboration efforts;<

The Mouse That Roared

Friday, June 11th, 2010 - 16:01
Friday, June 11, 2010 - 15:56
The Administrative Conference of the U.S.

Five Ways Twitter Can Adapt Itself for Government

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - 16:12
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 16:03
Twitter is set to hire its first employee in Washington, DC, a Government Liaison.  That’s great news. 

3D Worlds Come to Government

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 - 16:01
Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 15:55
I saw an intriguing article in Government Computer News, by Alice Lipowicz, on how the departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, the National Defense University, and the Air Force are getting together to create a government-only 3-D “virtual world” where they could conduct training and joint exercises. Paulette Robinson, dean of NDU’s “iCollege,” told GCN “Webinars are boring,” and that the immersive experience of bringing people

Creating a Problem-Solving Network (Part II)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 - 20:30
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 20:08
There have been a series of studies providing lessons on how to effectively create a collaborative community. For example, having a catalyst (like Lucas) and have a convening place to share (like the OpenGovPlaybook wiki), are great starting points. Russ Linden, an author who is an astute observer of collaborative approaches, recently wrote about the importance of a collaborative mindset. And being passionate and motivated matter too, as this Dan Pink video playfully demonstrates: