Weekly Round-up: March 16, 2012
- Transparency not-yet-accomplished. Alice Lipowicz writes in Federal Computer Week that many agencies have yet to complete their current transparency plans, though their next-gen plans are due in April.
- Mobility on the way. Lisa Schlosser, deputy chief information officer at OMB, talked about mobility in the federal government with Wyatt Kash of Gov.AOL. Key take-away: "Government has a greater 'digital opportunity,' she said. iIt's not just a mobile opportunity. It's really an opportunity to take advantage of a fundamental shift in how consumers use information and how we deliver information as well.'"
- Seeing (and Hearing) Pahlkadots. Jennifer Pahlka, founder of Code for America, gave a much-covered and well-received keynote (see illustrations) at SxSW. She also recorded an interview with GenConnect. As one might expect, Alex Howard scooped everyone by about two years with this interview from 2010.
Dr, John Bordeaux
- The week featured a few high profile departures - at least high profile for the Jerry Maguire way in which they occurred. In addition to Glen Smith's NYT op-ed trashing of Goldman Sachs, we have this gem about Google's former James Whittaker. Each should be seen as a single voice, but the lessons therein may be useful for companies hoping to thrive in a connected century.
- Productive stupidity. There are numerous terms for reaching beyond what we know, stretching beyond our comfort zone, pushing ourselves, etc. Perhaps the most honest presentation is: we need to embrace feeling stupid in order to find our way through.
- Looking for enterprise value from social software, Yammer announces a dashboard to help organizations make sense of their employee's "chatter."
- New model for innovation funding
- FISMA report shows security progress and challenges for agencies
- DHS Network interfaces with classified information sharing
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