Government 2.0

Federal agency blogs gaining fresh appeal on Tumblr platform

A handful of federal agencies have created blogs on the popular Tumblr platform, and experts say more may be following their example.

John Monroe

After the executive order: Will IT devices prove their worth?

President Obama's Nov. 9 executive order has a clear intent: To limit the number of IT devices.

Employment announcement crashes BLS website

Shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the latest job figures, Twitter users reported an outage at BLS website.

Federal agencies ranked on Twitter engagement

Do your tweets get reaction and retweeting, or does Twitter feel like you are shouting down a well?

Bev Godwin What analytics can tell us about the American mind

Bev Godwin is on the front lines of federal executives who are applying new technologies to reach out to and engage with citizens.

Agencies' websites ranked for readability, clear language

From clear language to nearly unreadable, agency websites span a wide range.

Digital diplomacy: Facebook users build good will for Obama Indonesia visit

The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has applied digital diplomacy with a popular Facebook page attracting fans in Indonesia.

Critics say government plays pretend with petitions

Frustrated users of Obama's new online petition site ask what's the point?

E-gov on the chopping block

The White House is appealing to Congress to restore funds for,, Federal IT Dashboard and other high-profile transparency initiatives.

A grassroots approach to online agency org charts

Web-based wiki platforms are being used to collect and display inside information on federal organizations.

NASA takes giant leap onto Google Plus

Keeping with its reputation for innovation and adventure, NASA appears to be the first federal agency to create a Google+ Page.

White House launches Web 2.0 tools for veterans job search

The White House announced new online job search tools for veterans this week, with help from Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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