Government

Innovation and collaboration stifled in red tape
It is hard to think of any environment as conducive to innovation as the Internet. With a good idea and the motivation to follow it through, anything is possible. Look at Wikipedia, the Google search engine, and Facebook, to name just a few success stories. Behind them are thousands of less famous... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 May 2012 by Paul Meller Feed
What innovations can change America’s voting rates?
People often ask me about various innovative efforts to change America’s voting rates, habits, or options. There is a ton of interesting experimentation happening here, from TurboVote to ElectNext to Americans Elect. I haven’t dug in deeply to any of these projects, but it’s clear they are offering... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 May 2012 by Jennifer Pahlka Feed
Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?
Last January, the City of Raleigh partnered with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State University, and local businesses to host the inaugural Innovation Summit. The purpose of the summit was to bring business leaders, entrepreneurs, marketers, investors, city officials, and thought... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?
Last January, the City of Raleigh partnered with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State University, and local businesses to host the inaugural Innovation Summit. The purpose of the summit was to bring business leaders, entrepreneurs, marketers, investors, city officials, and thought... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Mainstreaming the Gov 2.0 message in the Canadian Public Service
A couple of years ago I wrote a Globe Op-Ed "A Click Heard Across the Public Service" that outlined the significance of the clerk using GCPEDIA to communicate with public servants. It was a message - or even more importantly - an action to affirm his commitment to change how government works.... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 May 2012 by David Eaves Feed
Can government agencies be innovative?
Six reasons why government is not more innovative Steve Denning recently wrote a great post titled How To Make Government Innovative Again. In his post Denning asks the following: Why isn’t the Government generally more agile? Why isn’t innovation part of everything government does? Denning’s... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Paul Wolf Feed
Can government agencies be innovative?
Six reasons why government is not more innovative Steve Denning recently wrote a great post titled How To Make Government Innovative Again. In his post Denning asks the following: Why isn’t the Government generally more agile? Why isn’t innovation part of everything government does? Denning’s... Read more
3 comments Posted 15 May 2012 by Paul Wolf Feed
The next generation of open source software procurement models
Swedish Framework Agreement Overcomes FUD, Inertia, Risks and Other Barriers One year ago, the new Swedish framework agreement for the procurement of open source became active. Five suppliers were contracted to provide software and services. Central government, the public educational sector,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 May 2012 by Adrian Offerman Feed
Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data
A few weeks ago Colin Hansen - a politician in the governing party in British Columbia (BC) - penned an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun entitled Unlocking our data to save lives. It's a paper both the current government and opposition should read, as it is filled with some very promising ideas. In it,... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 May 2012 by David Eaves Feed
Find civic engagement tools and their stories at Engagement Commons beta
With civic engagement becoming an increasingly critical component of successful governance in the 21st century, cities around the world are seeking to leverage technology as a tool for citizen participation, but civic leaders face real challenges finding, evaluating, and deploying the right... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 May 2012 by Lauren Dyson Feed

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