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From the White House:
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.
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.
GovFresh launched that day, Friday, May 1, 2009.
Collaborative Governance w/guests Craig Newmark & Marilyn Clark: Government 2.0 means increased transparency, open data and collaboration. Join us for a free-wheeling discussion with Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, and Marilyn Clark from the Federal Web Managers Social Media Sub-Council. More Gov 2.0 Radio »
GovFresh is a live feed of official news from U.S. Government Twitter, YouTube, RSS, Facebook, Flickr accounts and more, all in one place.
Talking Gov 2.0 With Alan Black & Dave Faggard: Alan Black (@AFPADude on Twitter), Chief for Public Affairs Force Management for the USAF & Dave Faggard Chief, New Media and Emerging Technology at Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Public Affairs joins Gov 2.0 Radio to talk about why social media is playing a bigger role in the Air Forceâ€™s communications efforts. More Gov 2.0 Radio »