Government

Open source technologies, communities, and methodologies are playing an increasingly important role in international governments and policy-making.

Does hosting an innovation summit mean you're innovative?

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...Read more

Mainstreaming the Gov 2.0 message in the Canadian Public Service

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...Read more

Are politics preventing your local government from being innovative?

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 answer to these questions are: "Simple. The constraints on talented people who work in government agencies are enormous." Denning lists six reasons why government is not more innovative.Read more

Can government agencies be innovative?

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...Read more

The next generation of open source software procurement models

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...Read more

Public policy: The big opportunity for health record data

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...Read more

Find civic engagement tools and their stories at Engagement Commons beta

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...Read more

Government and library open data using Creative Commons tools

Government and library open data using Creative Commons tools
The last few months has seen a growth in open data, particularly from governments and libraries. Among the more recent open data adopters are the...Read more