Are There Government-Friendly Gadgets to be Seen at CES?

It seems odd that consumer electronics companies would choose to showcase their wares after the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year, but here we are in early January and the Consumer Electronics Show has again pitched its tent in Vegas.

Weekly Round-up: January 06, 2012

Weekly Round-up - December 23, 2011

My contribution for this week is limited to a single item (yes, with three links) so that I can wish everyone a happy, safe, and meaningful holiday season.  The end of December is a natural time for reflection and planning, what I've recently heard as "mirror/window" exercises.  We look back, we look forward, and if we are wise, we also look around us in gratitude.

Weekly Round-up - December 23, 2011

Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 19, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Mitigating Risk in the Use of Social Media

A new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government helps government employees understand and mitigate the risks posed by use of social media.

Most government employees and agencies protect their computers by installing and updating reliable anti-virus software.  Managers, IT staff and front-line workers understand the threats posed by malicious software, and they know that they have to take steps to counter that threat.

Weekly Round-up - November 11, 2011

Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of November 07, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up: November 18, 2011

Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of November 14, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Four Steps: The Evolution of Social Media in Government

The evolution of social media in government has been spurred by four questions, leading to these stages: adoption, imitation, customization, evaluation.

Social media in government has experienced an evolution in the past three years, since the administration's Open Government Directive forced it into the mainstream of every agency's operations.

How Governments Use Social Media for Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery

How are government agencies using social media to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters?

The Federation of American Scientists recently posted on its Web site a CRS report, "Social Media and Disasters: Current Uses, Future Options, and Policy Considerations,"  by Bruce R. Lindsay. The report argues that social media may be used in a "systematic" way as "an emergency management tool.

Weekly Round-up - October 14, 2011

Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of October 10, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Innovation Fellow, Emeritus
IBM Center for The Business of Government
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Gadi Ben-Yehuda was our Innovation Fellow for the Center for The Business of Government. In the five years that Mr. Ben-Yehuda was with the Center, he was a speaker, panelist and moderator for events with State Department, Department of Labor, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and other agencies. He also delivered presentations both nationally and internationally, at SxSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, the Global eGovernment Forum in Seoul, South Korea, and conferences in venues ranging from Washington, DC, to New York City, and Las Vegas, NV, to Burlington, VT. He was a prolific writer, with articles appearing on the Center’s blog, in Government Executive and Fast CoExist. He is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Vine. Mr. Ben-Yehuda has worked on the Web since 1994, when he received an email from Maya Angelou through his first Web site. He has an MFA in poetry from American University, has taught writing at Howard University, and has worked in Washington, DC, for nonprofits, lobbying organizations, Fleishman-Hillard Global Communications, and Al Gore's presidential campaign. Prior to his current position, Gadi was was a Web Strategist for the District of Columbia's Office of the chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Additionally, Gadi has taught creative, expository, and Web writing for more than 10 years to university students, private-sector professionals, and soldiers, including Marines at the Barracks at 8th and I in Washington, DC. Gadi is also a member of ACT-IAC.

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