Web 2.0 in Government


Web 2.0 in Government

Calling on Corporate Leaders: Now vs. Then

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 16:25
The White House sponsored a forum last week of about 50 corporate executives to seek  insights about how to successfully transform large organizations.  These included the leaders of Facebook, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, and Whirlpool.

Gov/Web 2.0 Predictions for 2010

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 - 18:11
This is the time of year for predictions of what is ahead.  Here’s a compilation of various predictions.  Pick those that appeal to you! Federal News Radio: Web 2.0 is Changing Government.  In an interview in late 2009, editor Dorothy Ramienski came to the now-standard conclusion that “Web 2.0 and social networking tools are changing the way the federal government does business.”

Implementing the Open Gov Directive

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 - 19:21
President Obama’s Open Government Directive was released a week ago with lots of anticipation and a series of deadlines.  Now agencies are moving quickly to develop their plans.  A series of interesting resources are already popping up to help them:

Data-Driven Performance: The Hearing

Friday, December 11th, 2009 - 15:30
Senator Mark Warner chaired another hearing of his Taskforce on Government Performance, on “Data-Driven Performance:  Using Technology to Deliver Results.” The Obama Administration’s chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, testified.  Here are some interesting excerpts from his statement:

Conversations with Leaders: Admiral Thad Allen

Friday, December 11th, 2009 - 8:12
With more than 218 years of service to the nation, the U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multimission maritime organization that safeguards U.S. economic and security interests. We had the pleasure of speaking with Admiral Allen about the Coast Guard modernization, its many successes, and the use of social networking and Web 2.0 technologies.  Here's an excerpt.   

Open Government: Implementation Guidance

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 18:45
The White House released its long-awaited implementation guidance for President Obama’s Open Government initiative, along with links to ongoing agency initiatives and a “Progress Report to

The Business of Government Magazine - The NEW Fall/Winter 2009 Edition

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - 8:46

Citizen Participation: Others Step Out

Monday, December 7th, 2009 - 18:22
The rumors continue about the impending release of the Obama Administration’s implementation directives for greater transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration.  But thanks to the power of Twitter, I’ve learned that both the United Kingdom and Australia have released reports that begin to detail their approaches to greater citizen participation.  These reports may serve as useful reference points when the Obama directive is released!

Doing Big Things in Government

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 - 23:54
The release of a new book, “If We Can Put a Man on the Moon . . . ,” by Bill Eggers and John O’Leary, helped set the stage for the National Academy of Public Administration’s annual meeting that centered on management issues related to health care reform.

Social Media Trends in Gov for 2010

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 - 17:51
I am not a tech-toy pioneer.  It was two years before I logged onto my company’s instant message system because I thought it would create ADD symptoms (it didn’t).  I just got a Blackberry a few weeks ago (yes, Blackberry, not iPhone) because I lost my PalmPilot calendar and they don’t make them anymore.  And I resisted a Twitter account because I thought it was silly, frivolous, and seemingly narcissistic.