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This week on FEDtalk, host Debra Roth discusses how the federal government is currently using social media and how that use will expand. Guests include Andrew Krzmarzick of GovLoop and Amanda Eamich of the USDA.
October 8, 2010.
A new study finds Facebook -- along with other social sites like Twitter and MySpace -- have become the most commonly used Gov 2.0 tools for government agencies.
Federal agencies' use of blogs, social networking and other web-based technology can help create a more transparent government. But how have agencies embraced Web 2.0 tools? A study by NARA assesses agencies' use of social media.
It seems like there's an app for everything today. But what's the ROI on them? Kristen Purcell is an associate director for research at the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
What is Gov 2.0? Is it agencies using Twitter to blast press releases out to the masses? Is it members of Congress using iPads? Is it the adoption of widespread broadband usage?
Agencies are turning to innovation challenges as a way to solve problems and get people from outside the government involved in coming up with solutions. The White House launched Challenge.gov Tuesday and 15 agencies already are using the platform to hold contests. DoD has four challenges on the platform looking at a variety of issues.
Open Government and transparency seems to the be the theme of the day today at Federal News Radio.
It's the meeting of the tech minds.
Read more from the Washington Post's Federal Eye.
Learn what it took to build Recovery.gov.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and is now helping federal agencies with opening up their data.
The University of North Texas has archived a list of "dead" government websites.
Author William Powers tells DorobekInsider about the idea behind his new book.
Long-time privacy and cybersecurity expert to join the government to work on similar issues. EPA's Lisa Schlosser also takes on a new role at her agency.
The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.
Social collaboration sites, blogs, and wikis are helping most agencies boost public participation and innovation. But what are Web 2.0 tools doing on the privacy and security front? Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues at GAO, tells us with the Government Accountability Office has found.
How Web 2.0 tools can help the government.