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In the Bronx, Text Your Councilman

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 15 2010

After experimenting with the proprietary community issues platform SeeClickFix, New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera is launching another new tool to try — this one using Google Voice to process constituent issues ... Read More

Mainstream Media as Part of the Solution

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 7 2010

At Personal Democracy Forum 2010, several thinkers on the subjects of media and government said media as we know it will have to change the way it relates to government in order to contribute in the 21st-century American ... Read More

One Hundred Women Rethinking Government

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 27 2010

Over on GovFresh, techPres contributor Sarah Granger has put together a strong list of women working in the "gov 2.0" field, whether that's in government, in media, in the private sector, some combination of ... Read More

You Can Fix Health Care ... Or Break It

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 25 2010

Michael Bean of Forio just finished explaining the usefulness of simulations for government to a not-too-crowded room at the Washington Convention here in Washington, where I am covering the Gov 2.0 Expo. "The idea for ... Read More

Treating Employees as Legacy Systems: Gov 2.0's Worst Bug?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 20 2009

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Read More

Economist of the "Commons" Wins Nobel

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 12 2009

The reason that you might see technologists and other assorted geeks excited about the Nobel Prize in economics today is that it went to an economist whose work has a lot to say about the Internet age. Read More

A Growing Gap Between Gov 2.0's Haves and Have-Nots?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 30 2009

Last week in Washington DC occurred the Open Government and Innovations Conference (OGI), put on by the Department of Defense and the latest in a steady stream of conferences dedicated to the intersection of government, ... Read More

Defense Department Launches Web Campaign for "Real Warriors" Dealing with Psychological Wounds

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 27 2009

Via NextGov, the Department of Defense has launched a new online campaign aimed at destigmatizing the mental health struggles for active duty and reservist soldiers. Read More