Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Are there best practices in creating problem-solving networks? Passion and motivation of a sponsor and champion are important, but studies offer practical answers to common questions such as "what type of network is most appropriate?" and "what are the ta
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A group of like-minded people from across a range of agencies met to discuss how they might create a collaborative problem-solving network around implementing their agencies' Open Government initiatives. They raised, but didn't resolve, a range of importa
Friday, May 21, 2010
The House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a bill to the House floor amending GPRA to require agencies to report on performance quarterly. Other provisions could lead to performance budgeting and activity based cost accounting -- all big changes in gov
Thursday, May 20, 2010
My DC Way is the first city app I'd pay for, though the company wants to give it away for free. It pulls around 20 public data sets and numerous commercial data sets to offer a single comprehensive guide to DC.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
According to public administrators, some of the highest barriers to citizen participation are citizens themselves.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has created interesting collaborations between government, citizens, media, and industry via various Web 2.0 tools. When will their efforts begin to converge?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Will FedSpace, the cross-agency collaboration platform recently announced by GSA, turbo-charge the Obama Administration's "problem-solving networks?" There are lessons from other similar initiatives worth noting.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The House Armed Services panel on Defense acquisition reform offered a series of recommendations in five areas in its March 2010 report. Will they make a difference?
Thursday, May 13, 2010
What connects the Public Online Information Act and the personal-information aggregation site Spokeo? They both take the ethic "Public=Online" seriously.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Learn about theory and practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to increase citizen participation. Topics: GIS data transparency, tapping citizen-volunteered geographic information, enhancing citizen participation in decision making with GIS; curr