Government 2.0


Facebook's Open Graph unleashes auto-sharing

Yet another group of major changes are coming to Facebook, which recently introduced the Timeline format change, and now has added more than 60 new ways to automatically share information.

IRS spending $320M on website improvements

The Internal Revenue Service has begun an ambitious $320 million upgrade to its website, but it is missing some elements in the roadmap for its investment, according to a new GAO report.

White House to launch online resource for small businesses

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel reveals more details about the upcoming website BusinessUSA.gov that aims to act as a resource for small business owners.

Federal IT accessibility regulations getting a refresh

For the second time in two years, the U.S. Access Board has released a draft update to regulations that cover accessibility for computer hardware and software, websites, cell phones and other IT-related tools.

Feds should pay attention to SEO while cutting websites

Effort to consolidate federal domains and websites to a much smaller number risks making resources harder to find.

Smithsonian gets dedicated funds for digitization and new media

The Smithsonian Institution is expanding use of digitization, Web, mobile and social media as part of its strategic plan.

Facebook Timeline could reveal your hidden connections

Facebook Timeline is becoming mandatory for the social network's users soon, and with it comes an array of new headaches for federal executives.

National Archives contributing to US historic photo map

Users can join the National Archives in contributing historic photo images to a crowdsourced map on Historypin.com.

Interior could save millions with better use of videoconferencing

Video teleconferencing technology could help the Interior Department save millions yearly, but technical problems have plagued the efforts for a departmentwide implementation.

Data.gov popularity soaring, GSA report says

The Obama administration's Data.gov open data initiative is accelerating in popularity and has been emulated around the world, according to a progress report from the General Services Administration.

FCC launches website to create personalized dashboards

The Federal Communications Commission is deploying an example of an open API website that follows a vision promulgated by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.

All VA medical centers have Facebook pages. Now what?

The Veterans Affairs Department made a announcement that all their medical centers are now ready to actively engage with veterans on Facebook. We took a closer look.