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Smartphones + Social Media Earn Public "Citizen Responder" Role

BY W. David Stephenson | Monday, February 1 2010

W. David Stephenson is a government/enterprise 2.0 consultant, with particular interest in homeland security and disaster response. Read More

H1N1 Health Agencies Still Don't Grasp Full Power of Web-Based Communication Strategies

BY W. David Stephenson | Thursday, April 30 2009

During Katrina I was a broken record in my homeland security/emergency communications blog raking federal agencies over the coals for not realizing the need for a web-centric 24/7 communications strategy. Now I'm on the ... Read More

"Developing Your Agency's Vision for Transparency and Open Gov" webinar on March 24th

BY W. David Stephenson | Monday, March 23 2009

Sorry for the short notice, but tomorrow at 1, EDT, Government Executive and IBM will present a free webinar, "Developing Your Agency's Vision for Transparency and Open Government." Presidents can say all they want about ... Read More

What to expect from Vivek Kundra

BY W. David Stephenson | Thursday, March 5 2009

Following up on Nancy Scola's post today, I'd like to suggest a few areas where Vivek Kundra's past indicates some of the priorities he'll probably stress in his new post, based on the frequent conversations we've had ... Read More

Sell Obama stimulus and create new transparency era by democratizing data

BY W. David Stephenson | Thursday, January 8 2009

The fiscal crisis reminds me of wei ji, the Chinese ideogram for crisis. It combines the ones for danger (no kidding!) and for opportunity, a little less hard to fathom right now. The need to sell President-elect ... Read More

District of Columbia gives Obama model for effective transparency strategy

BY W. David Stephenson | Monday, November 24 2008

President-elect Obama faces a double whammy: loss of faith in government and business, plus a record deficit making it difficult to fund programs that might rebuild trust. Fortunately, he can find an easily-replicated ... Read More