Open Gov Directive Hits the Streets (in an oh so ironic way)

So the White House released the long-awaited Open Government Directive this morning, appropriately accompanied by a live videostream at both the White House site and on Facebook with Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and new media director Macon Phillips.

With only time for a quick glance through the directive (it wasn’t made available prior to the announcement), if there’s one certainty it’s that the next four months are sure to bring additional change and increased activity in the Gov 2.0 space as agencies look to comply with the directive’s various deadlines…

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One Year, Thousands of GovTwits

Today marks the one year anniversary of the GovTwit directory. Started as a simple blog post listing about 150 IDs, the directory now contains over 2,500 names of agencies and individuals in the public sector who are using Twitter to share information and ideas about critical issues facing government.

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Mixing Up Some Awesome Sauce

Let me take a moment to share what I think are the top five areas Steve Ressler and Scott Burns need to focus on as GovLoop moves from Ressler’s “five to nine” job to his “nine to five” job…

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GovTwit Week in Review 9/14 – 9/20

How politicians use Twitter, how the White House complies with the Presidential Records Act on social media sites, Congress Camp podcast and GovTwit named the number two site on FCW’s list of “10 Gov Social Sites to Keep you in the Loop.”

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GovTwit Week in Review 8/16-8/22

The DoD rolls out Defense.gov (with social media front and center), San Francisco launches DataSF.org, The Atlantic mentions Govtwit in story on government, Twitter and security and Gov 2.0 Radio talks about “Rethinking Conference Learning” with Andy Krzmarzick

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GovTwit Week in Review: 8/02 – 8/08

This week covers How to enable a collaborative culture in large hierarchical organizations (podcast with Gwynne Kostin), news about a DoD ban on social media (including an immediate ban from the Marine Corps), the first tweet from space and Aneesh Chopra speaks to CNet’s Buzz Out Loud team. Also a link to a new article about GovTwit that ran in the Washington Examiner.

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