Weekly Round-up: February 21, 2014
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 is being demonstrated in hotspots around the world, as GigaOm writes in "For those inside and outside of Ukraine and Venezuela, social media is the only media that matters" while Fast CoExist rounds up some of the less-pressing issues addressed by SeeClickFix in a decidedly lighter article about how cities responded to compaints about "Bad typography" and "Lost mittens"
- NextGov reports that the FCC is taking another whack at Net Neutrality, while Pew uses a fascinating data visualizations to show that, on Twitter at least, Netizens are far from neutral.
- Federal managers: Forget everything you think you know about hiring.
- The cyber framework: What's next.
- The Long Overdue Return of Crowdsourced Intelligence.
- Crowdsourcing Travel Savings. Eric Katz, Government Executive, reports that the General Services Administration is sponsoring a contest on Challenge.gov, to seek public ideas on ways to spend less money on government travel. The grand prize is $35,000!
- Lessons from NARA’s Social Intranet. Kelly Osborn, a Web developer at the National Archives and Records Administration -- and the community manager for NARA’s internal collaboration network, spoke to the Federal Communicators Network last month about the process of creating an internal social business network. Government Computer News highlights lessons learned on how to do it right.
- OMB Memo on Use of Administrative Data. OMB quietly released an important guidance memo to agencies that tells them that they have “the opportunity to create. . . statistical information more efficiently through greater use of information that the Federal Government has already collected for programmatic and regulatory purposes. . . this guidance will help program agencies manage their administrative data with statistical purposes in mind.”
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