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State's Online Operations: Killing It, But Exhausted

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 24 2010

In the first nine months of the Obama-Clinton era, the U.S. State Department posted the same amount of information online as the total published over the eight years of the Bush administration, according to a recently ... Read More

Americans Pleased with Their Government...Websites

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Conventional wisdom be damned, and public polling too: it turns out that Americans are more satisfied with their federal government than ever before in the history of the republic. We mentioned we're just talking ... Read More

What new media is good for, from AIDS.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 4 2010

Extending our public health programs, through an integrated communications strategy. Bringing up-to-date and accurate information to support health decision making where people are already spending time, and listening ... Read More

McLaughlin Floats Idea of a Federal Employee, Um, Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 11 2009

Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, said during his closing keynote at yesterday's Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington that his 'things to get to' list contains an intriguing potential ... Read More

USPACOM 2.0

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 20 2009

How's this for a gig? The U.S. Pacific Command is looking for a contractor with expertise in social media to help support their public affairs operation. Did I mention USPACOM is based in Honolulu? Read More

Daily Digest: Through the Wormhole, Into the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 22 2009

One of the two executive orders signed by Barack Obama in his first full day in office pledged to shift governing presumptions about secrecy in the executive branch. With the swipe of a pen, Obama hopes to do away with ... Read More

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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