Tag Archives: Government

Disruptive Diplomacy

This post was originally published by Portland as part of a series of articles on digital diplomacy and the G8.   Diplomacy, and how we define diplomacy, is changing. No longer is it just an art for the elite or … Continue reading

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Tips for Government Transparency

People often ask me how to make government more transparent?  What steps can I take?  Here is my advice. Allow your employees at all levels to tell the story of your government and of their specific agency.  Middle level employees … Continue reading

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Transparency Challenge

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about transparency.  Mostly in the context of how do governments view and implement transparency in what they do.  Some people associate the concept of transparency as being part of a big data movement i.e. … Continue reading

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Twitter Cliff Notes

As easy as Twitter is to use when it comes to tweeting for the Government there are a lot of things you need to know.  One of the big obstacles we run into is our senior management doesn’t always understand … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure

When I think about SXSW, I think about how many different ways there are to experience what SXSW has to offer.  I don’t think one way is better than another, they are different paths for achieving different objectives.  Some come … Continue reading

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Disruptive Changes

I talk a lot about how technology, like social media is a disruptive force in our lives.  It makes us change how we think, asks us to look at life and ourselves differently, and it also asks us to change … Continue reading

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Open Gov West 2011

Last week I was in Portland, OR for the first time.  I flew out there to participate in Open Gov West 2011 organized by Sarah Schacht and the Knowledge As Power team.  I was going to participate in a panel and meet … Continue reading

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Digital Diplomacy Panel at Gov20LA

I had the honor in February to be on a panel on Digital Diplomacy at this year’s Gov20LA.  The panel included Martha McLean of the Canadian Government, Gina Evans of the UK Government and myself.  Our discussion was very interesting … Continue reading

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Importance of the Social Media Office for Our Future

We are living in interesting times, especially if you are in the Government and happen to be working on implementing Government 2.0 in your agency.  Doing this is not something that happens overnight.  It takes a lot of time and … Continue reading

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Gov 2.0 LA: Digital Diplomacy, Blogging Ambassadors, Mobile and More at the Beach

Last weekend, I participated in the second annual Gov 2.0 LA event held in Santa Monica, CA.  This year’s event happened literally on the beach at the Annenberg Community Beach House. This is the second year I have helped Alan … Continue reading

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