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    Self-Evaluating Open Government Plans

    by  • April 28, 2010 • eGovernment

    The Obama administration has recently released a scorecard of the agency open government plans (The scorecard is available here) that were just completed. It is great that the administration is releasing these scorecards and giving the community some insight into how they are evaluating success. But as a former fed with some moderate experience...

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    Microsoft’s Releases TownHall To Improve Engagement

    by  • April 23, 2010 • eGovernment

    When it comes to government and politics, there is what is called engagement and then there is the real deal engagement. There are agencies that launch twitter streams, maybe have an RSS feed for their blog, they may have a Facebook fan page, and they think or at least say that they are engaging...

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    Evaluating Open Government Efforts

    by  • April 8, 2010 • eGovernment

    Yesterday Federal agencies were required to release their Open Government plans and I am sure that there are a number of people out there looking at how well they did – me included. First, I applaud the agency staff that developed these and got these out. During my time in the Federal government, I...

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    How Open Is Too Open?

    by  • March 31, 2010 • eGovernment

    According to a new memo from the Marine Corps, Marines will now be allowed to access social media sites like Facebook, twitter, etc on the unclassified network. There are still significant and mission necessary restrictions in the memo such as accessing adult content, gambling sites, or promoting hate speech but in any workplace, not...

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    Impressions And Lessons Of A SxSW Virgin

    by  • March 25, 2010 • eGovernment

    I attended the interactive part of SxSW for the first time this year. I had never been to SxSW and it was on my list of things I needed to do during my life, so I spent a few prime days in Austin. For someone who has attended a LOT of conferences, SxSW lives...

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    Four Areas To Think About In Developing Your Social Media Plan

    by  • March 23, 2010 • eGovernment

    One of the questions I often get is about simple frameworks for developing a social media strategy. Too often the questioner sounds like they are hunting for a unicorn – asking if there are such mythical beasts? Unfortunately, most social media strategies are anything but simple. I have seen too many corporate and government...

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