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Fixing Washington: more progress

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Well, we now got an administration that's serious about: delivering what taxpayers pay for, letting us know what's going on, listening to citizens and following up, and getting stuff done.

Can Technology Forge a New Relationship Between Government and the Public?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

Watching the news, it's easy to conclude that "Yes We Can" has been replaced with, "Actually, On Second Thought... We Probably Can't." Nevertheless, there are reasons for optimism. One of these reasons is tech guru Tim O'Reilly.

What Does Digital Divide Mean to Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Politicians need to use the knowledge of Digital Divide issues to bring more people in, not use it to exclude more people.

Fixing Washington: another small changes saves money, does stuff better

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Well, the folks at the White House really do figure we should get what we pay for, which includes a lot of small efforts to save money. Recently, the...

People Are the Center of Gov 2.0

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Without people, there is no technology that works beyond a few days or so. Without people, data has no meaning. The gravity of the situation rests now and will always rest with the people.

Friendly Competition Amongst US & UK Advances Government 2.0 and Open Data

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

In a session on perspectives of the United Kingdom's data.gov.uk initiative from this week's Gov 2.0 Expo, Tim Berners-Lee opened with an anecdote abo...

Gov 2.0: Government Likes to Draw Lines and It Is Now Time to Cross Them

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Kicking off the Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington, D.C., Bill Eggers, who coined "Government 2.0," provided context for his term: Government 2.0 is a revolution and "revolutions need heroes."

Government Must Give a ****: A Lesson from @garyvee

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Governments can use technology in a simple yet powerful way: just to show that they care. The technology implementation happening under the umbrella o...

Fixing Washington: getting stuff done, working around entrenched interests

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Vivek Wadhwa has the right idea when he talks about the big contributions made by nerds and policy wonks working together in Washington and beyond. H...

So, What is Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

People across the country are working to bring massive societal change to how we interact with our government.

Nevada Politician & Journalists Engage Constituents One Tweet at a Time

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Something you don't see everyday is a politician "live tweeting" (by themselves) from the floor of a legislative session to keep constituents apprised...

Practical Strategies for Breaking Gender Barriers in Government Using Social Media

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Granger

Sunday I sat down with a small group at Government 2.0 Camp LA to pow-wow about how to get more women involved in government transparency.

Gov 2.0: A Message from Hollywood to the Beltway

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Gagnier

Government 2.0 is an umbrella term for the variety of projects and platforms coming from both the public and private sectors that have the goal of bringing government into the 21st century.

Programmers and the Non-Tech Set Join Forces to Help Haiti at CrisisCamps

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Gathered in meeting rooms at universities and offices in four different countries, a flurry of typing, conversations, collaborations and snacks are po...

Turning around the Federal battleship

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

You've heard how government rank and file workers are working together, throughout the US and with citizens, to provide increasingly better public se...

CES 2010: FCC Commissioners Talk Spectrum, Wireless Competition and Becoming a 21st Century Agency

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

FCC commissioners discussed the policy agenda for the FCC in this coming year, addressing concerns over the delayed national broadband plan as well as the fate of the agency's jurisdiction when it comes to network neutrality.

Here Comes Gov 2.0 -- and a New Generation of Federal Workers

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

This is Gov 2.0. Not what you're expecting from federal civil servants, who have been seriously empowered to do their job, and told their jobs really matter -- something they haven't heard for years.

Getting Geeky With It: LIVE From the Gov 2.0 Summit

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Dr. Mark Drapeau encourages a DIO approach, or "Do It Ourselves," taking data provided by the government and using it to solve our problems.

Gov 2.0: The Promise of Innovation

Tim O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim O'Reilly

Can government become a platform of, for and by the people?

Why 83% of U.S. Government Managers Agree Their Agencies are Ineffective

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Herzog

Government inefficiency led to 42% of tax dollars wasted. The report indicates the waste is equivalent to the total of personal income payments of every taxpayer in the 11-state Northeast!

Government 2.0: Obama's Empowered Web

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Cherwenka

Obama is inviting every American -- and Canadian, oddly -- to take our Seat At The Table where we'll have access to Transition Team documents and community discussions.