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Obama Administration Requiring Federal Agencies To Provide Mobile Services

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it is launching a new initiative to provide government services on mobile devices. Within the...

Steven VanRoekel, new US Chief Information Officer

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, the good news is that Steven's taken the job held recently by Vivek Kundra, who's done a really good job of making Federal IT more effective and ...

Vivek Kundra, a Public Servant Who Gets Stuff Done

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Vivek Kundra, who's leaving his position as America's Chief Information Officer, will continue to serve the country as a joint fellow at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

SeeClickFix gets local gov't stuff done

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, if you see some kind of local problem that the city should fix, the folks at SeeClickFix really do have an app for that. You can report the probl...

Great posting re Gov 2.0 from Vivek Wadha

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, Vivek talks about this way better than I have in a posting on TechCrunch, so I'll just stop talking and quote him: Eighteen months ago, data.gov ...

Microsoft gets deep into public sector IT innovation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, they're getting into it real seriously, looks to me like Mark Drapeau is pushing ahead. From my own experience, he's the real deal. Start with th...

challenge.gov -- getting everyone together to run government better

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is that everyone has a chance to figure out how to run Washington better. A lot of things can be done better, like eliminating process...

Better customer service for the whole Federal government?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Well, a big part of the whole Open Government Initiative is about customer service, and new ways to do that. USA.gov has moved ahead to do a lot of...

The new Federal Register: 'USA.gov meets USA Today'

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The Open Government Initiative has a lot to do with telling people what's going on in Washington, and providing way better return for the taxpayer d...

People Really Making Government Work

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

There are a lot of really good people getting a lot done in Washington, making government work, and giving a good return for the taxpayer dollar.

A national approach to identity online

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Key to preventing fraud and abuse online is the accountability you get when you have a reasonable verified identity. This could also provide a single...

Veterans Affairs Open Government Initiative

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

 Okay, a general theme of the Open Government thing is that people in the private and public sectors can work together, sometimes using some new...

Serious customer service and more from Texas.gov

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Governments across the US are doing real stuff to serve citizens via the Net. Next up, the official state portal for the state of Texas, Texas.gov...

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.

Fixing Washington: big stuff happening right now

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, there's a lot to digest, but start by checking out Open Government Day brings new guidance from OMB. The deal is that we're getting a government ...

Getting real improving government, an update

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I was at the Personal democracy Forum where I heard a lot of people talk about serious progress in online grassroots democracy and fixing gov't, parti...

The online Community Health Data Initiative

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

People in Washington see that they can make useful data available to the public, and citizens can build really useful stuff around that data, in the s...

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...

Real eGovernment from CrisisCommons re oil spill

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, the folks at CrisisCommons.org are a global network of grassroots volunteers who are passionate about and effective at using open tech to reall...

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...

Better Government via a Customer Service Approach

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Okay, I spoke at a Privacy Camp deal recently in San Francisco, decided to amuse myself, and must've said some useful things. (I should really listen ...

Candi Harrison: Customer Service Mantra: Listen, Respect, Follow

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, Candi Harrison's a retired Federal web manager, lots of real experience, and can now speak frankly.

Washington Is Listening to People, For Real

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Yes, it's like getting an elephant to tap dance, but harder. However, they're serious, and Washington is full of people who are passionately committed to this.

Online Transparency Increases Trust in Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

We now have an Administration which wants to show you what's going on, like where does the money go, reversing the prior policy of hiding all that.

Fixing Washington Now -- In Progress

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

We now have leadership in Washington that's actively engaged in working with Americans, a lot different from the old team who publicly stated they weren't interested.