Gov 2.0 Radio: Health 2.0

Guests Andrew P. Wilson and of the Health and Human Services social media team and civil servant and Health 2.0 enthusiast Dan Deakin will talk about using Web 2.0 to educate and respond to health emergencies, as well as to collaborate and share knowledge.

White House Advisors on Open Government Initiative

On January 21, 2009, his first full day in office, the President issued a Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government and called for recommendations for making the Federal government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. On May 21, 2009, the Administration kicked off an unprecedented process for public engagement in policymaking on the White House website. As Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President said, we are proud to announce an important next step in this historic call to action one that will help us achieve a new foundation for our government a foundation built on the values of transparency, accountability and responsibility.

Deloitte – Web 2.0: The Future of Collaborative Government

On June 3, 2008, Deloitte and the National Academy of Public Administration convened a group of government leaders, subject matter experts and forward thinkers to develop a road map to help the next administration navigate the work force and organization changes that need to occur to move to a more collaborative model of government.

How GovFresh started

One Wednesday, Luke Fretwell had an idea to aggregate official U.S. Government news all in one place to serve as his own personal news service.

Thursday, he designed a simple prototype and created groups within FriendFeed related to various government departments and agencies.

Friday, he met with Ryan Waggoner, and they discussed a simple way to execute the idea. Ryan set up the site in WordPress and customized it to Luke’s design. Ryan then did some custom coding to integrate the FriendFeed groups into the WordPress site. launches!

GovFresh is a live feed of official news from U.S. Government Twitter, YouTube, RSS, Facebook, Flickr accounts and more, all in one place.