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eGov & Government 2.0

New Vendors Demonstrate Technology Focused on "Border Surge"

June 28, 2013 by Bailey McCann

The Senate approved the so called ‘border surge’ provision in the federal immigration reform bill currently moving through Congress. The vote would seemingly cast aside previous congressional focus on austerity in order to militarize the southern US border, putting more border agents and high tech surveillance along the border than ever before.[read more]

A New Approach to Cybersecurity Across Agencies: The Administration's Progress Report

June 17, 2013 by John Kamensky

By connecting cybersecurity and performance officials as a matter of governance, the Administration is moving forward toward sustained outcomes in how cyber enables government missions and programs.[read more]

Is It Time to Drop "www" From Government Site Promotions?

June 10, 2013 by Craig Thomler

Banks do it, utilities do it, even media does it, is it time for government to also do it - drop the 'www' from web site promotions in advertising and links?[read more]

Be Informed and CACI Launch New Government Software as a Service Platform

June 6, 2013 by Bailey McCann

The service utilizes Be Informed’s semantic model-driven platform, which is rapidly becoming a tool of choice across Europe and the Caribbean, and offers government clients the tools and templates created for other global government clients as a springboard to accelerate the modeling of their mission applications.[read more]

New Thinking in Accountability

June 5, 2013 by John Kamensky

The increasing chorus of calls for more accountability reaches beyond recent demands for firing officials at the IRS, VA, and GSA for various perceived misdeeds. Just what is accountability, and how can it be seen as a constructive, instead of a punitive, element of public management?[read more]

Australian Academia Beginning to Learn to Crawl in 2.0 Social Channels

May 28, 2013 by Craig Thomler

I hope that at some point academics will realise that 'altmetrics' are simply no more than metrics - ones that are already becoming business-as-usual in commercial and public sector spheres - and focus more on involving people in and sharing their research than on the marketing buzz.[read more]

The Public Promise of Big Data

May 7, 2013 by Nicholas Charney
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As governments inevitably learn more about the importance of Big Data they may find that decisions made in the past - even those made by past governments or long retired bureaucrats - that were originally thought to be relatively straight forward may actually have had a number of unanticipated consequences.[read more]

What Competing Australian Broadband Policies Really Say about How Australian Government is Changing

April 11, 2013 by Craig Thomler

Yesterday the Liberal-National Coalition released its broadband policy for Australia, in front of a high-tech set at Sky News, in contrast to the Labor Government's NBN plan and current rollout.[read more]

Breaking News: Australian Government to Appoint Government 2.0 Minister

March 31, 2013 by Craig Thomler

I've just learnt from an inside source that the Australian Government has decided to go several steps further than the Queensland Government (who appointed an Assistant Minister for eGovernment last year), by appointing Australia's first Government 2.0 Minister.[read more]

Should Political Accounts for Governments Declare They're Not Run by the Public Service?

March 28, 2013 by Craig Thomler

Confusion can be caused when political operatives and members of a politician's own staff use social networks in ways that can mislead parts of the broader community into thinking those accounts are run by appointed professional public servants.[read more]

The Gallery: How Raleigh is Building their Open Data Solution

March 27, 2013 by Bailey McCann

Open Raleigh is an online repository with open data, web and mobile applications, and links to participatory tools and organizations. It’s part of Raleigh’s open source strategy focusing on transparency, collaboration, and improved access to information.[read more]

New York and Connecticut Launch New Web Portals for Public Information

March 12, 2013 by Bailey McCann

Connecticut’s new web portal, www.connect.ct.gov, marks the first step of the department’s wide-ranging “ConneCT” modernization initiative, designed to bring 21st Century technology to an agency working to keep up with record demand for food and medical assistance.[read more]

So, You Went to UKGovCamp. What's Next?

March 12, 2013 by Dave Briggs

Of course, how you get open, collaborative working practices going within a large organisation is jolly tricky and the answers probably won’t be found in a blog post. However, start small and you can achieve great things. So, the most obvious thing to do, I think, is to run your own GovCamp.[read more]

Gov 2.0, Public Sector Innovation Need Business and Tech Heads

February 19, 2013 by Craig Thomler

At the Gov 2.0 lunchtime event last week (video coming soon), Darren, Manager, Media and Community Information, from the ACT's Emergency Services Agency talked about how closely he'd worked with Richard, his technical lead, to create their social media presence and new website. He proudly told us the website had cost only $43 to build,...[read more]

Virginia Launches New State Website

January 7, 2013 by Bailey McCann

Virginia has redesigned and launched anew version of its official state website, Virginia.gov. The website was redesigned with a focus on citizen usability and also includes a mobile version. The website will be considered the official state portal and contain links to all other necessary state websites and online forms.[read more]