Gov 2.0

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2011 Gov 2.0 Year in Review

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | December 30, 2011

...If you look back at a January interview with Clay Johnson on key trends for Gov 2.0 and open government in 2011, some of his predictions bore out. The House of Representatives did indeed compete with the White House on open government, though not in story lines that played out in the national media or Sunday morning talk shows. Read More »

A Look Inside Chicago's Open Gov Hack Nights

Megan DeGruttola | OpenSource Delivers | December 4, 2014

The government’s open data movement, sometimes referred to as Gov 2.0, has come a long way in the past few years. Most are familiar with the Obama administration’s open data initiative and the launch of, but there are extremely active open data civic movements taking place in cities across the U.S...

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A New Model for Public Sector Open Source Adoption Using Drupal

Jeff Walpole | GovFresh | May 25, 2010

The debate over whether (OSS) is good for government is over. A close look will reveal the discussion has moved on to one of two things: 1) the necessary, but subsequent implementation questions to be sorted out – security, regulation, procurement, etc. or 2) organizational confusion about how to take the first step. In either case, the precedent of value has been established both within government and elsewhere to allow us to now move on to the natural next set of issues.

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Can Maryland's Other “CIO” Cultivate Innovation in Government?

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | January 11, 2012

If innovation is driven by resource constraints, by "doing more with less," Sivak will be in the right place at the right time. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's 2012 budget included billions in proposed cuts, including hundreds of millions pared from state agencies. More difficult decisions will be in the 2013 budget as well. Read More »

Data for the Public Good

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | February 22, 2012

From healthcare to finance to emergency response, data holds immense potential to help citizens and government.

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Gov 2.0 Enters the Mainstream on NPR and the AP

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | December 1, 2011

Regular Radar readers know that "Gov 2.0 has gone local," as local governments look for innovative ways to use technology cooperatively with citizens to deliver smarter government.

This week, NPR listeners learned more about the open-government movement around the country when the Kojo Nnamdi Show hosted an hour-long discussion on local Gov 2.0 on WAMU in Washington, D.C. Read More »

Gov 2.0: Now the Real Work Begins

Alice Lipowicz | Federal Computer Week | January 23, 2012

The go-go days of “Gov 2.0” social media and mobile applications likely are over. That's not to say that Gov 2.0 is passé. It's just that we are in transition from a period of rapid adoption and experimentation into a time of more discerning judgments about value and efficiency. That applies to familiar social formats and also the newer formats including Google Plus and Facebook Timeline. Read More »

Historic Global Open Government Partnership Launches in New York City

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | September 19, 2011

Open government is about to assume a higher profile in foreign affairs. On July 12, 2011, the State Department hosted an historic gathering in Washington to announce the (OGP) with Brazil and six other nations. Today in New York City, this unprecedented global partnership will launch. Read More »

How Data and Open Government Are Transforming NYC

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | October 7, 2011

"In God We Trust," tweeted New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg this month. "Everyone else, bring data." Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of Bloomberg L.P., is now in his third term as mayor of the Big Apple. During his tenure, New York City has embraced a more data-driven approach to governing, even when the results of that data-driven transparency show a slump in city services. Read More »

How Do You Measure the Value of Gov 2.0?

Luke Fretwell | Govfresh | February 25, 2012

Creating sustainable, meaningful civic contributions to government is something I’ve addressed before, and it’s something that continues to elude us in the form of civic applications and hackathons, despite the overwhelming attention given to each.

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How San Francisco Can Get Its Gov 2.0 Groove Back

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | January 26, 2012

Despite having one of the nation’s first open source procurement policies, initiated by former mayor Gavin Newsom in 2009, you’d be hard-pressed to find a line of code that’s not proprietary. One SF official once told me he almost lost his job advocating for the city’s use of open source software.

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If Citizens Can Help Explore Galaxies, Unfold Proteins, Track Birds and Transcribe Texts, Why Can't They Help Analyse Government Data?

Craig Thomler | GovLoop | July 5, 2012

One area of Gov 2.0 I really think hasn't been thoroughly considered or adopted by many governments, including in Australia, is the process of having citizens help in the creation, exploration and analysis of data. Is it due to a lack of time, money, imagination or courage? I don't know, but I would dearly love to see more government agencies consider how they could engage citizens in crowdsourcing initiatives that could help society. Read More »

NASA Extolls Virtues of Open Government

John Hilvert | IT News | October 27, 2011

Space agency NASA has sought Australian government and private organisations to participate in an international space apps competition next year. NASA's open government initiative director Nick Skytland told the Gov 2.0 conference in Canberra that the challenge will culminate in a two-day event that will provide an opportunity for government to use the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit Read More »

OK, I Admit It. I Have a Mancrush on the New Federal CTO, Todd Park

Tim O'Reilly | O'Reilly Radar | February 9, 2012

I couldn't be more delighted by the announcement today that Todd Park has been named the new Chief Technology Officer for the United States, replacing Aneesh Chopra. Read More »

Promoting Open Source Software Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Radar | September 29, 2011

The Journal of Information Technology & Politics has just published a special issue on open source software. My article "Promoting Open Source Software in Government: The Challenges of Motivation and Follow-Through" appears in this issue, and the publisher has given me permission to put a prepublication draft online. Read More »