As part of this work I’m always on the look out for valuable public assets across city, state and federal government, and help make sure the conversations around these assets always include application programming interfaces, so that we aren’t just building web and mobile applications in silos, and limiting the potential for public access by individuals and small businesses.
President Obama’s Cabinet taped ‘Year One’ videos to highlight their respective department or agency’s 2009 accomplishments and or goals for the next year.
What do you think? Which are most informative? Authentic? Is this an effective way to familiarize citizens to public servants and put a face on government?
â€œUsing Gov 2.0 to Enable Better Engagement and Reduce Burden on Farmersâ€ video interview with a U.S. Department of Agriculture representative from the Microsoft Public Sector CIO Summit 2009.
He discusses how the agency is trying to get a consensus on what Gov 2.0 is, citizen engagement, the importance of broadband in connecting with farmers, how they collaborate (teleconferences, face-to-face meetings, CoLab) and USDAâ€™s approach to social media usage, from individual teams to the agency-level, especially Twitter and Facebook.