Government 2.0


Agencies scored on Twitter use

Measuring effective use of Twitter proves to be more challenging than it seems.

Agile development faces entrenched resistance

Policies and guidance help move agile development along, but agencies are struggling with challenges rooted in cultural issues.

Rising Star: Haley Van Dyck

Haley Van Dyck, a policy analyst at OMB, played a key role in creating the Digital Government Strategy.

OPM's Berry finds it 'incredibly crazy' that claims process not automated yet

OPM's retirement claims processing could see a long-awaited makeover in spring 2013, according to the agency's head.

Rising Star: Christine Calvosa

Christine Calvosa, chief technology officer at the Agriculture Department's Natural Resources Conservation Service, developed and deployed the NRCS website only months after taking over the troubled project.

Ten years later, e-gov compliance is still incomplete

Agencies have done much of what the E-Gov act asked of them, but trouble spots remain.

Is open government open enough?

Federal agencies have released mountains of data since 2009. Now the push is to encourage broader use of all that data -- and to create real value and impact.

Obama vs. Romney on cybersecurity

The Republicans and Democrats each target cybersecurity in their platforms, but much of what they're offering sounds very familiar.

Can mobility escape the security snare?

Federal mobility efforts are advancing fast, but discussions keep coming back to unresolved security issues. ATF's Rick Holgate suggests that agencies are making progress.

Zients claims $4B savings through technology, management improvement

As agencies attempt to follow an executive order urging cost reductions, OMB chief says they've hit early successes with a variety of management and technology changes.

Technology concerns infuse Democratic platform

The Democratic party's platform stresses technology, as both challenge and solution.

ID management: A matter of trust

People have countless reasons to support good digital identity management. When the federal government is involved, however, a complex challenge gets even trickier.