Web 2.0 in Government

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Web 2.0 in Government

Key Features of Cross-Agency Collaborative Mechanisms

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 - 14:20
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 14:15
GAO’s latest study on collaborative governance is based on an analysis of more than 300 past GAO reports covering issues such as homeland security, agriculture, and health, as well as a series of interviews with experts on the topic.

Web-Enabled Coordination

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 - 11:04
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:52
Nancy Roberts, in a recent article for Public Administration Review, “Beyond Smokestacks and Silos,” explores “open-source, web-enabled coordination in organizations and networks.” She observes that there are different approaches used when the goal is to coordinate action within organizations vs. when the goal is to coordinate across networks.

Federal Agency Social Media Hubs

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 - 11:58
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 11:48
The one that caught my attention was the new Social Media Hub created by Defense to help provide internal-to-Defense education, policy, and the ability for groups in Defense to "register" their social media initiatives in a central location. 

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

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

GSA's FedSpace Collaboration Platform

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 - 13:18
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 13:08
The President’s budget for fiscal year 2011 promises two interesting steps toward cross-government collaboration.

Scorecarding Agency Open Gov Plans

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - 21:14
The Obama Administration announced today a scorecard of the quality of the plans submitted earlier this month by 29 major agencies.  Using a checklist of 30 criteria, the scorecards show all agencies rating either a “yellow” or a “green” on their scorecards.

Passionate About Collaboration

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - 21:07
Collaboration is one of the key elements of President Obama’s signature Open Government Initiative.  However, federal agencies’ Open Government Plans don’t seem to address it very well.   But collaboration expert Russ Linden says “collaboration is vital, difficult, and learnable.”  And he’s written a book that makes all three of these points.

Congress and Citizen Engagement

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - 20:33
Earlier this week, the Pew Center’s survey on citizen trust in government shows trust in government has plummeted to record lows.  As if to support these findings, there were “gun rallies” in support of Second Amendment rights a few days ago.  And last week, there was a

White House Management Advisory Board

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - 20:46
On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order creating a new White House advisory board to be populated by corporate executives who will provide cutting-edge best management practices to their government counterparts.