Government 2.0


GSA wiki sets bad example

The General Services Administration is not doing enough to secure its public-facing wiki and social media sites against unauthorized access and security breaches, according to a new report.

Watchdog group makes Regulations.gov comments more searchable

The Sunlight Foundation watchdog group has set up new tools to make it easier to search and download the public comments submitted to federal agencies via Regulations.gov.

5 tips for managing in tough times

Veteran government IT leaders offer tips for keeping projects on track in the face of staff and budget cuts.

Are e-gov programs worth the cost?

High-profile federal transparency initiatives such as Data.gov are on the chopping block in Congress, under pressure to prove they provide real value.

Radio Free Science: NSF's new Web-based stream offers science news

The National Science Foundation has introduced a new Web-based continuous radio programming stream called Science360 Radio.

Gov 2.0 expectations could outrun reality

Devices, data and apps are proliferating, but the defining factor for the next wave will be how useful they are.

HHS learns QR code lessons on AIDS.gov website

The AIDS.gov federal website team has learned some valuable lessons in adopting QR c odes as part of its outreach program.

5 Kundra plans: Which ones have staying power?

The ambitious and sometimes controversial former federal CIO had no shortage of big ideas for reforming government IT. But can they succeed without him?

GAO gives lukewarm review to Obama transparency initiatives

The Government Accountability Office did an audit of the $34 million Electronic Government Fund and found limited progress and incomplete metrics on several projects.

Employee-owned mobile devices cause stress for agency IT shops

Employees are using their own mobile devices, and agency IT departments are suffering the strain.

Government apps aid disaster response

Both the tech sector and government are responding to the need for disaster preparedness and response with a number of apps and other digital tools.

White House lists new transparency goals

The Obama administration has a national plan for transparency as part of the new Open Government Partnership with 43 other countries.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!