Government 2.0


OPM CTO takes on USAJobs, retirement system

OPM CTO David Bowen has been tasked with upgrading the federal retirement system and ensured continued operations of USAJobs.gov.

Agencies question value of social media

Market Connections released a new survey with insights into social media use by 533 federal, state and local government employees.

Davidson: The problem with OPM’s USAJobs strategy

OPM’s online jobs system is proving to be more expensive and less efficient than private-sector offerings, writes Adam Davidson, a former Oracle executive.

Congress likely to partially restore eGov funding

The eGov fund has made a partial comeback, with House and Senate leaders increasing funding in the final version of the fiscal 2012 spending bill.

Facebook Timeline application now available to all users

The long-awaited--some say long-dreaded--Timeline application on Facebook that showcases past photographs and status updates is finally available.

Government officials need to be ready for 'sousveillance,' social trend expert says

Social media users are becoming sophisticated in finding and spreading information about government.

How to measure social media reach

There's more to social media reach than counting followers and fans.

Government IT terminology has political bias

The Sunlight Foundation transparency group released its revamped version of Capitol Word, a tool by which to gauge popularity of words used by Congress.

Are federal agencies moving too quickly to adopt Android?

A former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency advises caution for federal agencies considering Android devices.

2011: One bumpy ride

Innovation got pushed to the back burner as feds faced down pay freezes, shutdowns and budget cuts.

Agencies miss self-imposed transparency deadlines

At the two-year anniversary of the Obama administration's Open Government Directive, agencies are lagging behind on meeting their transparency deadlines.

GSA trying out cloud collaboration platform in early 2012

The General Services Administration is preparing to roll out a new platform for real-time social media collaboration in the cloud for its employees

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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