“Open Data Now” author Joel Gurin discusses the impact of open data on the innovation economy and how governments are addressing this new demand.
A new book, State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards, is now available free for download. The book, a compilation of essays from 34 Gov 2.0 thought leaders, will soon be available in print through Amazon and elsewhere.
Free PDF download: State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards
Booz Allen Hamilton’s Social Media Lead Steve Radick answers the question ‘What Does Gov 2.0 Mean to You?’
Gov 2.0 Hero Steve Radick, Social Media Lead, Booz Allen Hamilton.
What was your path to Gov 2.0?
I started working at Booz Allen in 2003 as an entry level strategic communications consultant. For three years, I worked on a variety of projects across the public sector, providing support in the areas of media relations, change management, stakeholder engagement â€“ pretty much anything involving internal or external communications. Then, in 2006, I discovered Intelink and Intellipedia. Thatâ€™s when I realized the potential of Government 2.0. Of course, we didnâ€™t call it that â€“ back then it was just an innovative use of some cool technology. But, I didnâ€™t just see wikis and blogs, I saw all of the IT security myths and information sharing excuses get thrown out the window. If the Intelligence Community was able to use blogs and wikis to share classified information across 16 different federal agencies, then these tools could certainly be used in other areas of the government. At that point, I decided that I was going to do whatever it took to bring the principles of openness, transparency, and sharing to my company and the rest of the government.
Joining us to talk about using social media and new technology in a local and state government context are communications specialist Cara Keithley and consultant and social media trailblazer Steve Radick.
Free-wheeling Government 2.0 discussion with hosts Steve Ressler and Adriel Hampton, guest host Ari Herzog, guests Alan W. Silberberg (You2Gov.org), Steve Radick (BAH social media lead), Andrea Baker of Navstar and Maxine Teller of MiXT Media Strategies live from SXSW, Jeffrey Levy and Marilyn Clark from the Federal Web Manager’s Council and Social Media Subcouncil, and social media expert Michael J Russell.