Government 2.0

Online influence: How does your agency rate?

President Barack Obama leads in online influence, but federal agencies and other executives vary in their online clout scores, according to the index.

More federal agencies blog on Tumblr

Tumblr is growing in popularity as a blogging platform for federal agencies, and a Tumblr executive explains why.

David Stephenson

Give the public a role in disaster response

It's time for DHS to tap into social media's proven ability to provide valuable information in a crisis, writes consultant W. David Stephenson.

Agencies, industry seek answers to mobile puzzle

Federal executives, vendors and other interested parties can join crowdsourcing discussions online about federal mobile computing.

How to engage your online audiences

The Health and Human Services Department's new media team shares its lessons learned with other agencies.

Blogging do's and don'ts

The key to getting executives to blog is to set clear expectations.

White House to hold Twitter Town Hall

The White House will hold Twitter Town Hall that will combine a live Q&A session online with the president and tweeted questions from the public.

DHS praises three Internet safety videos

As part of the Homeland Security Department’s Stop.Think.Connect. campaign, the department recognized three groups that produced videos that promote smart Internet safety through public service announcements.

Poof, it's gone: Google says it zapped content by request

Google said it complied with 87 percent of content removal requests from agencies and courts.

Grant funds to get better control under executive order

Danny Werfel, controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management, told a House subcommittee about oversight of more than $500 billion a year in federal grants.

House panel approves transparency bill

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has approved legislation that would reform how federal spending is reported to the public.

ATF didn't act on electronic tracking of illegal weapons, report alleges

Agents reportedly failed to use eTrace to stop firearms from being smuggled to drug cartels in Mexico.

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