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Report: U.S. Needs to Put Cybersecurity on the Front Burner

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 8 2008

The United States government is acting like the befuddled Soviets in Dr. Strangelove, says a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies -- keeping its cybersecurity strategy quiet, thereby kicking ... Read More

Run Off an Extra Copy of Transition Meeting Memos, This One for the Public

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 8 2008

President-elect Barack Obama wants you in on a meeting. Which meeting? All of them. In its latest bid at transparency and participation, the transition team is putting all the memos, documents, and other written material ... 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

YOUROWNDEMOCRACY.ORG: Democracy's Online Feedback Loop

BY Editors | Monday, November 17 2008

(Gong Szeto is a Sante Fe-based designer and inventor whose recent submission [pdf] to the 2008 Buckminster Fuller Challenge sparked our interest. We're thrilled to have an abbreviated version of his submission posted ... Read More

Daily Digest: Leaping from Savvy Challenger to Wired President

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 11 2008

Making New Friends in Washington: Slate's Farhad Manjoo explores Barack Obama's transition from a hyper-networked candidate to a 21st century president from whom, now, much is expected. Campaign finance strictures mean ... Read More

Daily Digest: On Networked Campaigns and Post-Party Politics

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 10 2008

Does Obama's Win Spell an End to the Party?: It's the story of a scrappy bootstrapped organization thinking it can take on the big boys through grit, long hours, and some of the neatest tools the Internet's ever dreamed ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is the Internet Reviving Old-Fashioned Politics?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 29 2008

The Web on the Candidates Your Next Work Task: Go Vote: Out of the minds of Google's Creative Lab's, where Googlers go to whip up the future, comes VoteHour.org. CEOs from eBay's John Donahoe to KPMG's Tim Flynn to the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Swing Staters Getting an Earful from Obama Campaign(s)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 27 2008

The Web on the Candidates Roll Your Own Webathon: We noted a while back the curious case of an anti-Sarah Palin email sent by two New York women to 40-odd friends that attracted a reported 150,000 responses. That humble ... Read More