Perhaps the old saw “lipstick on a pig” is the best description for the information technology fiasco that was Healthcare.gov on October 1, 2013.
Gov 2.0 Radio hosts Adriel Hampton and Allison Hornery talked with Cook County Deputy Director of New Media Sebastian James about the launch of Data.cookcountyil.gov.
Kristy Fifelski of GovGirl.com and Reno.gov joins us on Gov 2.0 Radio to discuss Reno’s planned inaugural civic hackathon, her GovGirl video series, the upcoming National Association of Government Webmasters conference and the new NV.gov.
Gov 2.0 Radio interviews Chicago’s new Chief Technology Officer John Tolva.
Today on Gov 2.0 Radio, Allison Hornery of CivicTEC in Sydney pointed to a new app by New York University computer science student Max Stoller that mashes up NY health inspection data with Foursquare, and provides a text message warning if the restaurant isn’t making the grade. It’s called DontEat.At.
Today, Suki Kott and I formally launched SF Tech Dems, a new political club aimed at shaping tech policy in the SF Bay Area and throughout California.
The San Francisco’s City Attorney’s Office (where I work) has launched an anti-blight initiative that wraps consumer tech, city services and a local-global approach to volunteerism in a multi-channel social media package.
The City of San Francisco over the last two years has aggressively embraced social media for marketing of government programs and initiatives, citizen engagement, and two-way communications. An important task for the next mayor is not only to preserve the vibrant ecosystem left by one of the U.S.’s most tech-savvy mayors, but to continue to advance government innovation in one of the world’s most tech-savvy cities.
Drupal and Acquia CTO and Co-founder Dries Buytaert and Acquia Vice President, WW Business Development Tim Bertrand join Gov 2.0 Radio to discuss Drupal and open source in government.
San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price shares the latest on a new app that links trained volunteers with heart attack victims using GPS-enabled smart phones.
Building Gov 2.0 Community in San Francisco: Abhi Nemani of Code for America, Jay Nath of the SF Dept. of Technology, and Chris Heuer, co-founder of the Social Media Club, join Gov 2.0 Radio to talk about building sustainable Gov 2.0 community at the grassroots level.
Join a conversation with Gov 2.0 Radio and career counselor Heather Krasna about her new book, Jobs That Matter – Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service. Heather talks about finding the right job for the public good, the process of writing her first book, and how she uses social networks such as GovLoop, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Join a fast-paced conversation about innovation in local government and emergency management with GovFresh founder Luke Fretwell, City of Manor, TX, CIO Dustin Haisler and Bob Greenberg of G&H International Services. We discuss the upcoming manor.govfresh conference, and how emerging technologies are empowering first responders.
San Francisco CIO Chris Vein and Allison Hornery of CivicTec join Gov 2.0 Radio for a wrap of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments held in Seoul, Korea.
Join Gov 2.0 Radio producer Adriel Hampton for a conversation with IdeaScale co-founder Rob Hoehn. In the fourth of our series on crowdsourcing, innovation and ideation in the government and enterprise, Rob talks about how business clients are learning from the government, being SaaS before the cloud was cool, and what his company learned about Section 508 while working to help implement the U.S. Open Government Directive.[audio:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gov20/2010/09/06/government-20-radio.mp3]
Gov 2.0 Radio talks with Matt Greeley of BrightIdea. BrightIdea has powered innovation campaigns for the government of Ireland, City of San Francisco and has a new contract with the U.S. State Department. It’s also the platform behind the $200 million GE Ecomagination Challenge. We talk with company co-founder Matt Greeley about challenges and best practices in ideation, innovation and crowdsourcing for government and enterprise.
Gov 2.0 Radio talks with Hutch Carpenter of Spigit about engaging internal and external stakeholders in the ideation process using Web tools and game mechanics.
We talk with Jed Sundwall of Captura Group about Open San Diego; Go.USA.gov, the .gov URL shortener; engaging Hispanics online, including those who prefer Spanish and prefer English; and the USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov social media strategies, and why they’re remarkable.
Empire Avenue – Crowdsourcing the Best Content: We interview Empire Avenue CEO Duleep Wijayawardhana about how individuals, governments and cause organizations can harness social media, virtual markets and game mechanics to engage their communities.
Richard White on Leveraging Your Community: San Francisco startup UserVoice allows governments, politicians, nonprofits and businesses small and large to harness the ideas and feedback of their employees, communities and citizens online. Gov 2.0 Radio host Adriel Hampton talks with CEO Richard White about best practices for local government use of this kind of feedback tool, and some of the best and worst examples of the platform in action.
British Columbia’s top climate protection official and Gov 2.0 Radio host Adriel Hampton discuss how hackers and open government data are helping Canada tackle global warming (British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat James Mack on “Apps for Climate Action).
In Discussion with Sen. Kate Lundy: The G2R crew talks with Sen. Lundy about Australia’s recent Declaration of Open Government, the AU Government 2.0 Taskforce, public sphere discussions around open government, the National Broadband Network (delivery of a fiber at 100Mbps to over 90 percent of Australians, with rural areas getting 12Mbps via wireless or satellite), and the controversy over a proposed Internet filter in Australia.
Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt on Open Data: Merritt and host Adriel Hampton discuss open data principles, open standards and APIs, and how to use social principles to get more value out of government data.
Gov 2.0 Radio discusses social media and local government with Morris County, NJ, webmaster Carol Spencer, treasurer of the National Association of Government Webmasters. A veteran of IBM, Spencer calls social media the biggest revolution in technology since the personal computer. On government agencies blocking social media, she says, “You’re blocking access to the way people live.”
For at least that past two years, a tiny yet fast-growing group of folks who call themselves “Gov 2.0 advocates” has worked tirelessly to spread a message that emerging technologies, low-cost communications and digital culture can reshape government to be more collaborative, transparent, efficient and connected to its citizens.
A discussion with Mark Headd, an app developer and former govie, about civic apps. Headd explains Open311 and accessing government services and lowering costs using Twitter, and gives ideas on how to engage developers around government civic apps contests.
Twitter’s plan to hire a government liaison (its first DC employee) has set off a a tweetstorm from the U.S. Capitol to London to Tokyo, and likely a flood of resumes into the Web 2.0 firm’s SoMa offices. Some of the Gov 2.0 community’s brightest have already offered great suggestions for how this new Twitter position can serve official government social media, and, with Facebook’s recent stumbles, the lighter social network may have a real opening here.I look forward to commenting and continuing the discussion on Twitter and on friend’s blogs (check out the hashtag #twitgov), but here I wanted to offer a few thoughts on the political side of the equation.
Gov 2.0 Radio in conversation with Mark Malseed, executive editor of OhMyGov!, a media company and consultancy chronicling the best and worst of the U.S. government and documenting the rise of social media in politics and governance.
Manor, TX: Local Government Innovation: Guest Dustin Haisler, CIO of Manor, Texas, discusses Manor Labs and local government innovation. Laurel Ruma of O’Reilly Media will also join us at the top of the hour.
A conversation with Lewis Shepherd, CTO of Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, with hosts Adriel Hampton and Steve Lunceford.
In conversation with David Hale about the Pillbox project and brainstorming the future of gov.
We host a conversation with Bill Eggers and John O’Leary, authors of the new reform treatise If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government. Eggers in 2005 chronicled the rise of innovative e-gov projects and the potential for tech-enabled reform in Government 2.0, a work of research well ahead of the curve. In Man on the Moon, Eggers and O’Leary apply process thinking to the sticky business of managing complex public initiatives.
We join Jill Miller Zimon (Pepper Pike, Ohio) and Ari Herzog (Newburyport, Mass.), both newly elected to their city councils, to discuss campaigns and personal and community empowerment in the social media era.
We discuss what’s working and what’s not in government with retired career fed Stephen Buckley and collaboration consultant Brian Drake. Drake is planning the Government 2.0 #FAIL workshop, while Buckley, who in the ’90s managed a 1,000 member “Reinventing Government” listserv, is working on an unconference around the forthcoming Open Government Directive.
Hosts Adriel Hampton and Steve Lunceford discuss enterprise knowledge management and Web 2.0 with Scott Ryser, CEO of Yakabod.
Join federal Web developer Scott Horvath for a lively discussion of the U.S. Geographical Surveyâ€™s Web initiatives, including â€œDid You Feel That?â€ and the Twitter Earthquake Detector (TED) project. With hosts Adriel Hampton, Steve Ressler and Steve Lunceford.
A discussion about Gov 2.0 and public service with Canadian govie and blogger Nick Charney and hosts Adriel Hampton, Steve Ressler and Steve Lunceford.
It was a big week for Gov 2.0 Radio co-host Steve Ressler, as his social network, GovLoop, joined G2C communications provider GovDelivery and Steve left the feds to manage the community full time. As GovLoop nears 20,000 members, we discuss how real collaboration between local, state and federal govies is catalyzing reform. Hear about new developments and initiatives on the network thatâ€™s helping make Gov 2.0 a reality. Joining the discussion will be Scott Burns of GovDelivery; Meghan Harvey, co-producer of Gov 2.0 Radio and new media producer for WomenCount.org; and Gov 2.0 Radio co-host and GovTwit founder Steve Lunceford.
Alan Silberberg, Nisha Chittal and Jim Gilliam on Congress Camp and the future of Gov 2.0 and the federal legislature. Find out more at http://congresscamp.org. Hosted by Steve Lunceford, Steve Ressler and Adriel Hampton.
A Masters in Gov 2.0: Join us as we talk with Yasmin Fodil and Anna York of the Harvard Kennedy School and WeTheGoverati.WordPress.com about their call for Government 2.0 projects for public policy students. Weâ€™ll also discuss the Gov 2.0 Summit and Expo.
Listen to co-hosts Steve Ressler of GovLoop and Steve Lunceford of GovTwit discuss Rethinking Conference Learning. Conferences have existed forever but there are new ways that conferences are collaborating and capturing knowledge. Hear from Andy Krzmarzick as he discusses the Open Government Innovations Tweetbook. Ken Fischer of the Potomac Forum will talk about his upcoming August 26-27 Gov 2.0 Best Practices Forums and some ways they hope to capture best practices.
We discuss the challenges of turning from strict hierarchies to collaborative culture, with guest Gwynne Kostin, a federal new media practitioner and publisher of the blog “On Dot-Gov.”
Join us for a conversation with Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner of GSAâ€™s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, and Noel Dickover of DoDTechipedia, about bringing government acquisition services into the digital age.
We talk with City of San Francisco CTO Blair Adams, SF innovations manager Jay Nath, and Web developer Tom Croucher about the open access to government data.
We discuss collaboration and governmental culture change with Maxine Teller of MiXT Media Strategies and Nova Scotian city administrator Bob Ashley.
Dr. Mark Drapeau and Dick O’Neill join us to discuss upcoming Gov 2.0 events in the nation’s capitol.
We talk with Justin Herman of the Beltway and David Tallen of Ontario, Canada, about the promise and pitfalls of Gov 2.0, waxing philosophical, we hope.
We talk Gov 2.0, feed aggregation and community building with Silona and GovFresh’s Luke Fretwell.
Join a freewheeling discussion of the transformational power of Gov 2.0, with author/consultant David Stephenson, and Scott Burns of e-government solutions provider GovDelivery. Stephenson offers insights into the management style of new U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
Gov 2.0 Radio hosts Lauren Vargas and Lindy Kyzer in a discussion of how the modern military is using Web 2.0 tools to fulfill its mission.