Government 2.0

Shared services plan offers a short runway

Agencies have only until August to file an "enterprise road map" in accordance with the new IT shared services plan.

Long-awaited digital roadmap almost ready to debut

Forthcoming strategy will give citizens better access to government data and enhance service delivery for agencies.

One senator could block popular electronic disclosure bill

Transparency advocates are warning that despite the growing support for the Senate Campaign Disclosure Act, it could still be victim of parliamentary holds and other blocking moves. Attention is focused on one senator who has blocked the bill in the past.

Citizens have an appetite for more digital government worldwide, survey shows

Digital government services are on a roll, and the next generation of services could include electronic mailboxes and secure identification as a service, according to a new survey by Accenture.

DATA Act passes House

Bill would establish standards for electronic publication of agency spending data.

Government-specific social networks on the rise

A survey showed some shifts in how government agencies are utilizing social networking and Web tools.

Most federal websites still not ready for mobile access, survey finds

Agencies trail private sector in making mobile-ready sites.

John Kamensky

How to create cross-agency networks that work

A recent book identifies eight guiding principles for fostering collaboration between organizations, writes IBM’s John Kamensky.

Clinton espouses tech tools for diplomacy in Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she is distributing guidance to U.S. embassies on using tech tools for diplomacy.

Tech companies push for more transparent federal data, common identifiers

Technology companies have formed a group to promote standardization and common identifiers in federal data.

Open government plans 2.0 a mixed bag: News analysis

Dozens of federal agencies are releasing updated open government plans this week.

Transparency groups say THOMAS legislative website is outdated

The Library of Congress' THOMAS system for researching current legislation is behind the times, according to more than two dozen watchdog groups.

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