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Gov20LA Addresses Data Security Risks

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

After the alarming gap in one of the Internet's key security methods *Heartbleed* was announced, even organizations that have taken precautions ...

We Have a Secret to Share. Shhh.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

We have a secret to share. Shhh. I started Gov20LA five years ago with a goal to open the dialog and discussion between governments and private grou...

4 Years of Digital Diplomacy and Change

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Alan W. Silberberg

Wow. There is a quiet sea change happening in the Middle East. The 2013 Iranian Election will mark the end of one cycle, and the beginning of another.

Exit Interview: Alec Ross on Internet Freedom, Innovation and Digital Diplomacy

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Given the increasing penetration of technology into the lives of billions of people around the world, context for how we think about intersection of diplomacy and civil society is shifting. No one has been more central to that discussion than Alec J. Ross.

Gov20LA has 50% Female Speakers for 4th year in 2013.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Alan W. Silberberg

Gov20LA 2013 is going to rock! I could not be more excited about the powerful collection of women and men who will be speaking,

St. George and the Dragon Meet Up With David and Goliath

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The United States finds itself in a new war. A constant 24 hour/7 day a week/365 day a year war that is both hot and cold at the same time. In fact it presents the most asymmetrical threat to our national security since the founding of this country.

Gov 2.0 Is Now Umbrella for Deep Change

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

In the last 5 years or so "Gov 2.0" (Government 2.0) has grown from being a name coined by William Egger to now becoming the umbrella term for serious change in government, and not just here in the United States, but around the world.

America in 2012 Is Not Germany in 1930's

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

The constant and increasing use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and associations that have been occurring in what is passing for political discourse in the USA has to stop.

Gov 2.0 and Cyberwar Mashup

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Digital bullets might be replacing real bullets but when whole systems like water, electricity, or transportation go down due to hacking, cyberwar or cyber economic espionage; the effect could be the same.

Artful Social Listening

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Social media is a double-edged sword, and this applies both to engagement and listening equally. Social CEOs are applying this type of thinking not just to themselves, but to their entire organizations.

US CTO Looks to Scale Agile Thinking and Open Data to Improve Citizen-Centric Government

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology
Alexander Howard

In the 21st century, federal government must go mobile, putting government services and information at the fingertips of citizens, said United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park in a wide-ranging interview this week.

Mobile App for Lifesaving Technology? Or Regulated Industry?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Is an app a device? Is it a life-saving tool or is it the new shiny toy on your smartphone about which you know nothing about the reliability or specificity of how it works?

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 Preview

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 is here. Gov 2.0 and Open Government are blossoming around the world, as evidenced by the historic gathering this week in Brazil of the Open Government Partnership.

Citizen Power Rocking 2012

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.21.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

As the 3rd annual Gov 2.0 L.A. (Gov20LA) approaches on April 21, 2012, I have been thinking a lot about why I started this conference and what it mean...

Gov 2.0 LA 2012 Speakers

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 04.04.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

www.gov20la.com The speaker list for Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 is out: @nigelcameron Nigel Cameron thinking | speaking | tweeting | blogging || future |...

Gov 2.0 Crashes in Election 2012

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

Many people may not be familiar with Gov 2.0 but with all the current electioneering going on, we need to pause for a moment to see where a lot of this energy and technology is getting its base from. There are some excellent examples of where Gov 2.0 has crossed into electoral politics.

Open Government Data: Not Just Good Policy, But Economically Sound

W. David Stephenson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
W. David Stephenson

It's time for those on both the right and left concerned about the cost and efficiency of government to join in: opening up data makes hard economic sense as well.

5 World Capitals With Lots of Listening

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The pace of change in government use and implementation of social media, gov 2.0, open gov, egov and various other monikers is extremely rapid, in some countries it is breakneck.

Federal CIO VanRoekel's 'Future First' Vision for Government Focuses on Cloud, Open Standards, Modularity, Shared Services

Alexander Howard | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

While no speech is going to simply fix an entrenched issue, articulating principles based upon the need for modularity, interoperability and open standards represents at least a breath of fresh air.

Gov 2.0: New York City Hosts First Social Media Summit for Government

Rachel Sterne | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology
Rachel Sterne

Engagement is one of the four core tenets of New York City's Road Map for the Digital City. As part of NYC Digital mission's to empower agencies to ...

Moscow and Washington to Host Bilateral Open Government Codeathon for Civic Apps

Alexander Howard | Posted 11.11.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Innovations in democratic governance have been and likely always will be a global phenomenon. In less than two weeks, an unprecedented bilateral codeathon will further extend the reach and collaborative flavor of the open government movement.

International Open Government Partnership to Include at Least 22 Countries at Launch

Alexander Howard | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Alexander Howard

With just two weeks left before a historic announcement in New York City at the United Nations, the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) has expanded to include fourteen more countries.

Can the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Enable Open Government by Design?

Alexander Howard | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

2011-07-21-heatmap.jpg The consumer bureau, a federal agency launching today, is open to new ideas about how help borrowers make informed decisions.

Open for Government: San Francisco Mayoral Candidates to Debate Tech and Transparency

Sarah Granger | Posted 08.16.2011 | Technology
Sarah Granger

San Francisco has been a leading city in efforts to open government through technology, data sharing and new media over the past few years, including ...

As Newsprint Fades, Can Websites Sustainably Fill the Information Needs of Citizens?

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

If states are the laboratories for democracy, as Thomas Jefferson famously said, towns and cities may be the Petri dishes that stress test the vitality of different species of online hubs.