Government 2.0

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With the fiscal 2011 budget settled, the 2012 budget now takes center stage.

OPM has pilot program for online platform for job applicants

The new Assess online platform may eliminate the old "knowledge, skills, abilities" method of sizing up candidates.

Aging, customized applications are bugaboo of IT management reform

Modernizing old applications could free a lot of money that is sunk into operations and maintenance, write two executives at Unisys Federal Systems.

Agencies update progress on transparency plans

Federal agencies are publishing charts, graphics and progress reports on their open government efforts.

Dennis McDonald

Are smart phones bad for collaboration?

We might be entering a new Tower of Babel age in which the proliferation of devices and standards makes it harder, not easier, to collaborate, writes consultant Dennis McDonald.

HHS spent $1.6B on advisory committees over 10 years

The Health and Human Services Department was by far the highest spender on federal advisory committees, accounting for about half the total federal spending on such committees for 2001 to 2010, according to a new GSA website.

House member says he can save feds' transparency websites

Rep. Darrell Issa, an advocate for open government, has pledged to prevent fed transparency sites from being shut down despite budget tightening.

Smithsonian CTO shares tips on using new media tools

The Smithsonian Institution's CTO shares tips on how federal knowledge workers can adapt and learn from new technologies.

Gov 2.0 on the go: Agencies hit it big with mobile apps

Here are four examples of agencies tailoring public information and services to mobile users.

Cammie Croft

Energy's mission for cutting-edge communications

The Energy Department's Cammie Croft talks about the challenges of being a social media advocate in the federal government and the importance of staying on the front lines of new technology.

Half of funding for, IT Dashboard restored in latest CR

House GOP lawmakers are proposing a 50 percent cut in open government initiatives including and the IT Dashboard.

Industry dealings could be more transparent in open-source tracking system

Former White House Deputy CTO Beth Noveck is promoting an open-source system to identify and label the 18 million business entities in the United States.

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