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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Seasoned government managers are hopeful about an innovation effort backed by the president, but they see pitfalls and the possibility of duplication.
Early self-reporting suggests that 81 percent of agencies are on track to electronically manage email records.
The head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental says his goal is to drive culture change in the DOD's acquisition and innovation processes rather than make DIUx the acquisition arm of the DOD.
A plan to reorganize DHS' cybersecurity directorate that stalled in Congress last year is still on the agency's agenda.
Without confirmed subcabinet officials, President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a federal government reorganization will be managed by agency chiefs and career executives.
As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.
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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