Government 2.0

Take the struggle out of search

Users are having a hard time finding government information on the Web. Remedying the situation requires a mix of technical and information design skills.

iPads let Oregon voters skip trip to the polls

Oregon voters can use iPads -- but not other kinds of tablet PCs -- to mark their ballots.

Can the White House keep up with We the People?

Participation in the White House's We the People online petition initiative is so robust that the government seems to be finding it challenging to keep up the pace.

Website reformers find more is not better

Improving the findability of information is a key motivator for the Obama administration's effort to reduce the number of government websites.

Did OPM forget USAJobs was about jobs?

The USAJobs 3.0 launch might have gone more smoothly with better social media communications to ease users' concerns.

Data center report goes AWOL

For the second time, DOD misses deadline for filing report on data center consolidation

DOJ changes to FOIA undermine transparency, critics say

The Justice Department claims changes will streamline FOIA, but critics say they make government secrecy easier to maintain

SSA rebuffs IG's call for a strategic plan for online services

The heart of the dispute: Should expansions of online services be planned out well in advance, or left flexible?

Tips for getting the most out of Twitter

Hint: The # symbol matters

Federal CIO VanRoekel unveils plan to boost government innovation

Obama’s chief information officer highlights how "Shared First" and "Future First" initiatives will help cut waste and make the most of IT investments.

E-rulemaking gets a fresh push

A steady interest in Web technologies to simplify and spur public participation in e-rulemaking is beginning to show results.

New e-rulemaking site facilitates participation

A joint project of the Transportation Department and Cornell University focuses on maximizing informed discussion of proposed federal rules.

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