Is Government 2.0 another passing fad?
Jan. 20: A video camera mounted on a lunar rover in the inaugural parade provides NASA Web site visitors with a unique perspective.
March 26: Obama draws 92,000 questions during a virtual town hall meeting.
April 29: GSA hammers out terms-of-service agreements with several social-networking providers, clearing the way for agencies to use their services.
May 21: Data.gov goes public, providing one-stop access to multiple government databases.
May 21: The White House begins the Open Government Initiative, seeking public input on making government more transparent.
June 17: NASA launches Spacebook, a homegrown application that allows NASA employees to collaborate Facebook-style in a secure environment.
Aug. 26: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsors a Web-based discussion to gauge public opinion on swine flu vaccinations.
Sept. 10: Facebook sets up a page to help agencies jump-start their social-networking efforts.
Sept. 28: GovLoop, a social-networking site for feds, is acquired by vendor GovDelivery.
Oct. 23: Accessibility advocates warn that Government 2.0 strategies must accommodate people with disabilities.
Dec. 1: Facebook announces it will host a conference for application developers in the Washington, D.C., area.
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What definition of "Gov 2.0" do all these projects qualify? How is a web-cam on a moving vehicle considered "Gov 2.0"? Or is "Gov2.0" really just a catch-all phrase for "tech stuff that we haven't done before"? Ummm ... yes!
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