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Gov 2.0 News and Coverage

Organizing insights from the Gov 2.0 Summit

by Joseph Porcelli  Sep. 09, 2009
Today I am at the Gov 2.0 Summit in DC following my presentation yesterday at the Gov 2.0 Expo where I presented "Neighbors for Neighbors- Connecting Neighbors to Each Other and Government Resources."... read more

Gov 2.0's Problems Surpass the National Level

[Internet Evolution]
by Nicole Ferraro  Sep. 11, 2009
In a conversation here Wednesday, John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, and James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, examined social media's potential to promote diplomacy, but also how it can get in the way... read more

Industry official: more contractors will absorb online privacy expenses

by Aliya Sternstein  Sep. 10, 2009
As the Web evolves, bottom-line profits will drive federal vendors to build so-called trusted services, or applications that allow government customers and citizens to protect personal information while conducting their daily business online, a Booz Allen Hamilton executive said at a government Web conference on Thursday... read more

Gov 2.0 Summit: Federal CIOs Kundra and Coleman Address IT Transformation

[Government Technology]
by Tod Newcombe  Sep. 10, 2009
If President Barack Obama's administration hopes to open up and transform the federal government with IT as the driver, it will be the CIOs who will have to turn policy into action... read more

Gov 2.0 Expo kicks off week of ideas

[Oh My Gov]
by Mark Malseed  Sep. 09, 2009
A week of Government-meets-Technology events in Washington kicked off yesterday with the Gov 2.0 Expo, a showcase of innovative projects relating to the public sector... read more

Forum One's DataMasher Receives First Place in 'Apps for America 2' Contest

[Thomson Reuters]
Sep. 10, 2009
Forum One`s DataMasher took first place out of 47 entries in Sunlight Labs Apps for America 2 contest, a competition in which participants were challenged to build a web site or internet application that makes federal data more accessible, interesting, and valuable... read more

Gov 2.0 Summit: Craig Mundie talks with Tim O'Reilly – Video

by DG  Sep. 11, 2009
Highlights of a conversation between Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, and Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., at the first Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, DC., Sept. 9, 2009... read more

Discussions at O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Summit ...

by mscorp  Sep. 11, 2009
Microsoft On the Issues is the Microsoft blog on technology policy and corporate affars. On this blog, Microsoft shares thoughts on how thecomputing revolution can accelerate economic growth by enabling companies and individuals to ... read more

Apps for the Army Contest Announced at Gov 2.0 Summit

[PR Newswire]
by TechWeb  Sep. 10, 2009
WASHINGTON DC, Sept. 10 - Today, Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson, Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, announced an Apps for the Army competition for the .mil community. Sorenson seeks to harness the untapped potential of the .mil community and reduce the time it takes to develop new technology for the Army... read more

Gov 2.0: Cloud Computing As Government Panacea

[InformationWeek ]
by John Foley  Sep. 10, 2009
Two of the most influential people in the cloud computing market -- Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and General Services Administration CIO Casey Coleman -- talked today at the Gov 2.0 Summit about cloud computing's high potential as a cheaper, better way of delivering IT resources. Such enthusiasm, however, is tempered… read more

Chopra: Open Gov Directive Coming in 'Weeks'

[Internet News]
by Kenneth Corbin:   Sep. 09, 2009
Aneesh Chopra, the nation's first federal CTO, pledged this morning that the government will issue a sweeping open-government directive within "literally weeks," making good on the oldest promise of the administration... read more

A Report From Gov 2.0

by Chris Csikszentmihályi  Sep. 09, 2009
I had not planned on attending the O'Reilly conference Gov2.0 , an exposition and dialog about new forms of government and information technology. But at last week's Foo Camp (another O'Reilly conference) I met a great number of people in the area, and I became pretty excited with what I… read more

Gov 2.0: Roadblocks Remain For Govt. Transparency

[InformationWeek ]
by J. Nicholas Hoover  Sep. 10, 2009
Speaking at the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CIO Vivek Kundra said infrastructure upgrades will likely be required.... read more

White House Runs Into Social Media Challenges

[Internet Evolution]
by Nicole Ferraro  Sep. 10, 2009
Here at the Gov 2.0 Summit yesterday, the White House director of new media, Macon Phillips, took the stage to admit something the rest of us probably wouldn't in this job market: It would do us all well, as a nation, if he lost his job... read more

Government 2.0: A tale of "risk, control, and trust"

by Dion Hinchcliffe  Sep. 09, 2009
I made my way over to the Government 2.0 Expo event in the heart of downtown DC. A one day event prior to the two day summit afterwards, the expo was an exploration of the innovation already taking place today to create a next-generation government with a more modern approach,… read more

Government as a Platform

by Dave Fletcher  Sep. 09, 2009
O'Reilly is putting on a phenomenal conference today in Washington DC, the gov2.0 Summit. Utah's Jeff Nigbur was able to participate as a presenter in the Gov 2.0 Showcase which featured presentations in several categories. Jeff's presentation was a winner in the "Government as a Protector" category... read more

White House Director of New Media speaks about Open Source

by Michael Tiemann  Sep. 10, 2009
I'm participating at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington DC this week, and it is amazing to see the people that the O'Reilly conference team has brought together, both in terms of speakers and participants. In the afternoon, WAMU radio host Kojo Nnamdi interviewed Macon Phillips, the White House… read more

Adventures in online journalism with the Seattle P-I

[Internet News]
by Kenneth Corbin:   Sep. 09, 2009
"There's this acknowledgment that reporting isn't just reporting in the traditional sense," Guzman said this afternoon at the Gov 2.0 Summit. The event, co-hosted by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, focuses principally on government and technology, but justified the panel on the future of journalism for the civic good that investigative… read more

Government takes on new data services role

by Aliya Sternstein  Sep. 09, 2009
New media has given rise to a new government service - making data accessible, a top Microsoft Corp. official said during a federal technology conference on Wednesday... read more

Live from Gov 2.0: CTO Aneesh Chopra promises to hardwire accountability in government agencies

[San Francisco Examiner]
by Tanya Gupta  Sep. 09, 2009
On the first day of the Summit, O'Reilly interviewed Aneesh Chopra. Chopra talked about Obama's strategy for openness as it relates to technology... read more

Microsoft plans 'Gov 2.0 Kit' with integration of social networks

by Daniel Lathrop  Sep. 09, 2009
Dean Halstead of Microsoft's 'GovReady' team took a few minutes at the Government 2.0 happenings in D.C. to brief me on an announcement coming soon from One Microsoft Way.... read more

Gov 2.0: Ten Companies Bring Open Identity To Government

by Thomas Claburn   Sep. 09, 2009
A group of ten technology and information companies on Wednesday said they will support pilot programs to make government Web sites easier to interact with, in keeping with the White House's Open Government initiative... read more

RoundUp of Gov 2.0 Summit Coverage

by Adena Schutzberg  Sep. 10, 2009
Yesterday and today O'Reilly Media and TechWeb are hosting the Gov 2.0 Summit. Much of chatter on Twitter has referenced geo. Here's a roundup of coverage. Continue reading RoundUp of Gov 2.0 Summit Coverage... read more

Geospatial tools offer killer app for Gov 2.0

[Government Computer News]
by Wyatt Kash  Sep. 09, 2009
If the idea of government 2.0 revolves around using government information as a platform for enabling public discourse, then geospatial technologies are one of the killer apps, Jack Dangermond , president of ESRI, said today at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington... read more

Open ID For Government Has Tech Backers In High Places

[ChannelWeb ]
by Chad Berndtson  Sep. 09, 2009
AOL, Acxiom, Citi, Equifax, Google (NSDQ:GOOG), PayPal, Privo, VeriSign (NSDQ:VRSN), Wave Systems and Yahoo (NSDQ:YHOO) are among the organizations that said in a joint statement Wednesday they would support initial pilot programs in single authentication for government Web site access from the Open ID Foundation (OIDF) and Information Card Foundation… read more

Gov 2.0: Social Media in Fits and Starts

[Internet News]
by Kenneth Corbin:   Sep. 09, 2009
he signs of social media creeping into government are everywhere. Members of Congress famously Twittered during President Obama's address to the country in February. Tonight, he's to give what many are calling the most important speech of his young presidency, addressing both chambers of Congress about the lightning-rod issue of… read more

Techies meet with Feds to hash out Gov 2.0

[The Hill]
by Kim Hart  Sep. 10, 2009
Techies meet in Washington this week to ponder iPhone-like apps for government computer systems. This week, a couple hundred federal officials, software developers and even a few investors are meeting to hash out ways techie engineers - as well as ordinary citizens - can help government systems run more efficiently... read more

Q & A With White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips

by Debbie Well   Sep. 09, 2009
What was White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips doing on a conference stage at 4 PM Eastern today, hours before President Obama's pivotal address to Congress on healthcare reform? ... read more

Gov 2.0 Summit Brings Government and Business Together for a Brainstorm

[Washington Post]
by Ed O'Keefe  Sep. 08, 2009
About 600 invited guests from the worlds of academia, business, nonprofit, media, technology and government will gather Wednesday and Thursday at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Organizers say it is the first major meeting with government leaders eager to quickly adapt the online strategies used by President Obama during last… read more

Politics In 140 Characters Or Less

by J. Nicholas Hoover  Sep. 10, 2009
Congressional bluster is fast making its way into the Web 2.0 era. Case in point: Rep. John Culberson, R-Tex., who spoke at the Gov 2.0 Summit on Wednesday... read more

Gov 2.0: Obama Team Details 'Open Government' Progress

[InformationWeek ]
by John Foley  Sep. 10, 2009
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal deputy CTO Beth Noveck detailed what is being done to make government data more widely available... read more

Gov 2.0 Summit: Tom Steinberg on .gov Sites as Public Goods

by Micah L. Sifry  Sep. 09, 2009
I'm attending the Gov 2.0 Summit today and tomorrow, and the program is thick with great speakers and topics. Posting may be in snippets. Here's my favorite from the first hour. Tom Steinberg, the intrepid guiding force behind Britain's ... read more

The Future of "Gov 2.0": Transparency or Trash Collection ...

by Nancy Scola  Sep. 09, 2009
There's was a telling, if all too brief, exchange between Texas Republican Representative John Culberson and the west coast publisher and conference convener Tim O'Reilly at this morning's Gov 2.0 Summit that exposed a fault line that ... read more

Gov 2.0: FBI Official Fills In As Acting Cybersecurity Chief

[InformationWeek ]
by J. Nicholas Hoover  Sep. 09, 2009
The FBI's Chris Painter steps in temporarily as federal CTO Aneesh Chopra expects a permanent appointee to be named in the "not too distant future." read more

Gov 2.0: Open Government Directive Nearly Ready

[InformationWeek ]
by John Foley  Sep. 09, 2009
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says forthcoming directive will outline steps agencies can take to be 'hardwired' for open government... read more

The Limitations of Gov 2.0

[The American Prospect]
by Alexandra Gutierrez  Sep. 09, 2009
The inaugural Gov 2.0 summit started today, and hundreds are meeting to discuss the idea of making government work as a "platform" and the goal of increasing civic engagement through technology. Contrary to what might be assumed, this vision - promoted by event organizer and tech mogul Tim O'Reilly -… read more

Gov 2.0 speakers discuss using government IT as a platform

[Government Computer News]
by Wyatt Kash  Sep. 09, 2009
Much of the government information technology crowd is attending two IT conferences in Washington today and tomorrow. One is the Gov 2.0 Conference, where some 600 federal digerati are listening to a rapid-fire sequence of presenters. The other is the Enterprise Architecture conference... read more

Getting Geeky With It: LIVE From the Gov 2.0 Summit

[The Huffington Post]
by Wilshire & Washington  Sep. 09, 2009
In today's Wilshire & Washington, we talk Government 2.0 with special guest Dr. Mark Drapeau, an Associate Research Fellow at the National Defense University and Co-Chair of the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase and the Gov 2.0 Expo in May 2010. The Gov 2.0 Summit (#gov20s), currently being held in DC,… read more

Time for Gov 2.0: It's all about the platform

by Judi Hasson  Sep. 06, 2009
Tim O'Reilly, the founder and CEO of computer book publisher O'Reilly Media, and the man who coined the term Web 2.0 five years ago, argues that the government must think broadly about use of the new technology. He says that creating a Gov 2.0 system should not just be about… read more

At Gov 2.0 Conference, Web 2.0 Comes to Washington

[Washington Post]
by Cecilia Kang  Sep. 09, 2009
The federal government should think more like Apple, Google and Microsoft. That's the message high-tech business leaders, engineers and government leaders will be preaching over the next few days at the Gov 2.0 conference in Washington... read more

Gov 2.0 prologue: Vending machines and magic markers

[The Breaking Time]
Sep. 08, 2009
The Google offices in Washington, D.C. are packed with Gov 2.0 attendees. Spirits are high. Spirits of the more material, alcoholic sort are also flowing. The whole place is abuzz with conversation and big ideas. Making one's way to the bar, snippets can be overheard by exclaiming types in suits:… read more Wins at Inaugural Gov 2.0 Expo

by Eric Grant  Sep. 08, 2009
Congratulations to our friends at for winning at the inaugural Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington, DC. This one-day event featured presentations by several government entities who use the Web as a platform. Conference organizers selected 20 projects from over 200 submissions and the final five winners were determined via… read more

Government 2.0: A Meme Moves Mainstream

by Adriel Hampton  Sep. 09, 2009
Re-imagining government got a little easier with the election of President Barack Obama last year. But thirst for civic revival is certainly not new, and neither is the concept of "Government 2.0," the subject of an inaugural bureaucrat and Web geek-fest this week over in D.C... read more

At big D.C. event, Microsoft pushing for open government

by Daniel Lathrop  Sep. 08, 2009
Today's Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase, the prelude to this week's more exclusive Gov 2.0 "Summit" in D.C. shows that Microsoft is pouring some real effort into its Open Government efforts, sponsoring the conferences and lining up top Microsoft people to speak about the importance of open, accessible government technology and… read more

Five Gov 2.0 Award Winners Announced at Inaugural Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase

[PR Newwire]
by Techweb  Sep. 08, 2009
Gov 2.0 Audience Votes on Top Presentations WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - Today the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase, an inaugural one-day event featuring government projects that leverage the Web as a platform, announced the first Gov 2.0 Award winners. The following presenters were chosen by a live mobile text poll and received… read more

Gov 2.0 and Health Care: 3 Ways Data Can Lower Costs and Empower Citizens

[The Huffington Post]
by Gadi Ben-Yehuda  Sep. 08, 2009
Every day, Americans are looking for ways to lower their health care costs and understand rules that govern their care. Gov 2.0 can help them... read more

What to Watch

[Washington Post]
by Garance Franke-Ruta   Sep. 09, 2009
About 600 people from the worlds of academia, business, nonprofits, media, technology and government will gather Wednesday and Thursday at the Grand Hyatt for the inaugural Gov 2.0 Summit. Organizers say it will be the first major meeting with leaders eager to adapt the online tools they use in daily… read more

Gov 2.0: Tim O'Reilly Argues for a Left-Right, Do-More-With-Less, Synthesis

by Micah L. Sifry  Sep. 08, 2009
Gov 2.0 must mean more than government agencies using social media, said Tim O'Reilly, at this morning's opening of the day-long Gov 2.0 Expo at the DC Convention Center. Some 250-300 people have gathered early this rainy day to try to figure out what that might involve. While Tim says… read more

Gov 2.0: Beyond Transparency

[InformationWeek ]
by John Foley  Sep. 08, 2009
As the Gov 2.0 Summit gets underway in Washington, I will be looking for examples of how government agencies are moving beyond the low-hanging fruit of the Government 2.0 movement and onto the hard stuff - process overhaul and new efficiencies... read more

News Release: Inaugural Gov 2.0 Summit Sold Out

[Gov 2.0]
by Maureen Jennings  Sep. 08, 2009
Strong Interest in Government as a Platform Draws Big Crowd Washington D.C., September 8, 2009 - O’Reilly Media and TechWeb, co-producers of Gov 2.0 Summit, announce that this exclusive event has sold out for its inaugural year. Attendance at the Summit was by invitation only to leaders in both the public… read more

Government 2.0: EPA's MyEnvironment

[The Dirt]
by Jared Green  Sep. 08, 2009
At this year's Gov 2.0 Expo and Summit, held at Washington D.C.'s convention center, government application developers presented a few next-generation e-government services. While a complex subject, Gov 2.0 often supports more personalized interactions between government and citizen (G2C) or government and business (G2B). Gov 2.0 also enables deeper intra-government… read more

Tim O'Reilly on "Gov 2.0"

Sep. 07, 2009
Gov 2.0 is about more than politicians using Facebook or Twitter or whatever, more than increased transparency, more than the government moving into the 'cloud'... read more

The Great Gov 2.0 Cultural Divide

[ GovFresh]
by Luke Fretwell  Sep. 05, 2009
The Big Gov 2.0 Show will soon hit Washington, D.C., where geeks, govies, wonks and Beltway media will be abuzz, giddy with high hopes of 'Barack Obama meets Steve Jobs' expectations of change... read more

Preview: Gov 2.0 Summit

[Federal News Radio]
by Dorothy Ramienski   Sep. 04, 2009
The Gov 2.0 Summit starts next week. It's a chance for government and industry to come together to share stories and best practices - and, hopefully, reshape the government for a 2.0 world. Mark Drapeau of George Washington University and Laurel Ruma of O'Reilly Media are co-chairs for the Expo… read more

Gov 2.0: It's All About The Platform

by Tim O'Reilly  Sep. 04, 2009
So too with Government 2.0. A lot of people equate the term with government use of social media, either to solicit public participation or to get out its message in new ways. Some people think it means making government more transparent. Some people think it means adding AJAX to government… read more

The new tech start-up - US government

by Maggie Shiels  Aug. 21, 2009
Shortly after President Obama took office, he made a promise to make the default position for government open rather than secret. This is evident today in a host of websites already up and running and being dubbed as part of Government 2.0. Yes, think Web 2.0 but without the overarching… read more

Is it Time for Government 2.0?

by Ed Oswald  Sep. 04, 2009
Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, says it is. In fact, the publisher is hosting a conference in Washington, DC next week where tech luminaries will begin discussing how best technology can play a role in government. This doesn't necessarily mean incorporating Web 2.0 into daily business, it's… read more

Building On The Government 2.0 Platform

[InformationWeek ]
by John Foley  Aug. 30, 2009
Tim O'Reilly is enthusiastic, and rightly so, about the promise of innovation in "Government 2.0," the concept of government serving as a platform from which new services and applications are made available to the public. So, if the government is a platform, how do businesses and other developers build on… read more

The End of Diplomacy As We Know It?

[UK Arms Control & Disarmament]
by John Duncan  Aug. 28, 2009
Governments and the public service must respond to the communication revolution created by the internet and modern IT. Here Carne Ross is right and this is in fact happening in both the US and UK with the Gov20 phenomena. David Miliband himself a regular blogger will attend the next Gov… read more

News Release: Gov 2.0 Summit Releases Event Speaker List: Julius Genachowski, Vivek Kundra, Aneesh Chopra, David Miliband, John Podesta, and Casey Coleman Among Those Taking the Stage

[O'Reilly News ]
by Maureen Jennings  Aug. 26, 2009
San Francisco , CA, August 26, 2009 - O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo events, today announce the list of speakers for the first Gov 2.0 Summit. Program Chair Tim O'Reilly and Co-Chair Richard P. O'Neill, Founder and President of… read more

What Does Government 2.0 Mean To You?

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Tim O'Reilly  Aug. 26, 2009
As many of you know, I've built a new conference, Gov 2.0 Summit, around the idea of the government as platform: how can government design programs to be generative, to use Zittrain's phrase? How do we get beyond the idea that participation means "public input" (shaking the vending machine to… read more

New York Times picks up Marshall Kirkpatrick's interview with Tim O'Reilly on Government

[New York Times]
by Marshall Kirkpatrick  Aug. 20, 2009
Some people go to Washington to try to make the government more honest; others try to make it smaller. Technologist Tim O'Reilly is spending time in Washington, and bringing Washington officials to San Francisco, to do something different - perhaps something more realistic. O'Reilly is trying to help government become… read more

O'Reilly Media Brings Gov 2.0 Expo/Summit to DC

by Mark Amtower  Aug. 24, 2009
Amtower interviews Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media. CEO O'Reilly shares the 30 year history of O'Reilly Media, perhaps the most influential media firm when it comes to the use and direction of technology, especially the web. A multi-faceted media firm that publishes books and magazines, produces events and conferences,… read more

Win a Pass to Gov 2.0 Expo or Summit

by dslunceford  Aug. 23, 2009
The Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase and invite-only Gov 2.0 Summit September 8-10 in Washington D.C. are some of the hottest tickets in town to learn about how government can use technology as a platform for change. These are can't-miss events, ... read more

The new tech start-up - US government

by Maggie Shiels  Aug. 21, 2009
Shortly after President Obama took office, he made a promise to make the default position for government open rather than secret. This is evident today in a host of websites already up and running and being dubbed as part of Government 2.0. Yes, think Web 2.0 but without the overarching… read more

How Tim O'Reilly Aims to Change Government

by Marshall Kirkpatrick  Aug. 20, 2009
Some people go to Washington to try to make the government more honest; others try to make it smaller. Technologist Tim O'Reilly is spending time in Washington, and bringing Washington officials to San Francisco, to do something different - perhaps something more realistic. O'Reilly is trying to help government become… read more

A New View Of Government 2.0

[InformationWeek ]
by Michael Hickins  Aug. 19, 2009
But Tim O'Reilly identifies something that could have as much if not more value going forward, and that is the mash-up, Web-services orientation of Web 2.0. According to O'Reilly, the federal government can imitate vendors like Apple who successfully create platforms that allow other vendors to flourish; in this case,… read more

Thoughts from OSCON 2009: Open government, concurrency

by David Mertz  Aug. 12, 2009
Keynote sessions at OSCON often do a good job setting the tone of the conference sessions. Tim O'Reilly, who certainly must have followed the convention planning, made some comments that spoke to the range of concerns of the next days and advanced his own current areas of interest. Like many… read more

Tim O'Reilly talks Gov 2.0 at OSCON 09

by Luke Fretwell  Aug. 13, 2009
Tim O'Reilly shares his thoughts on open, transparent and collaborative government, "government as a platform" and calls on developers to lend a hand to "build a better country for us." He also announces the launch of Open Source for America at OSCON 09... read more

Augmented Reality, coming soon to a government near you

by Bruce Sterling  Aug. 10, 2009
Nice urban-informatics-fiction in the upcoming TechWeb/O'Reilly trade-show scheme here. "Invisible City," yes, very Italo Calvino! Surely you could augment state and local government with networked devices of this kind. Or, you could just throw yourself a nice blogger vs MainStreamMedia revolution and "replace" the local governments. Very "Color Revolution." "I… read more

Gov 2.0: The Promise Of Innovation

by Tim O'Reilly  Aug. 10, 2009
Can government become a platform of, for and by the people? Over the past 15 years, the World Wide Web has created remarkable new business models reshaping our economy. As the Web has undermined old media and software companies, it has demonstrated the enormous power of a new model, often referred… read more

OSCON 2009: Governments and open source

by Nathan Willis  Jul. 29, 2009
It is hard to have an overriding "theme" at an event as large as O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), but during the 2009 convention, one subject that came up again and again was increasing the number of connections between open source and government. There are three basic facets to the… read more

What Is Augmented Reality?

by Lindsey Mastis  Aug. 05, 2009
Walking into a room full of strangers could soon be a thing of the past. Now, holding up a cell phone allows people to see names, titles and even hobbies. It's just one example of augmented reality... read more

Karl Schroeder on "rewilding" - openness, government, and autonomous nature as an economic actor

by Cory Doctorow  Jul. 29, 2009
Here's writer, futurist and all'round dude Karl Schroeder's talk from this year's O'Reilly Open Source Con: "The Rewilding: A Metaphor." In his inimitable style, Karl first describes a semi-human future in which things as abstract as "nature" and "politics" participate directly in the economy and in online discussions, then connects… read more

US Federal Government to Offer Cloud Computing Services

by Marshall Kirkpatrick  Jul. 29, 2009
The US Federal Government has plans to offer both Software as a Service for government agencies and a cloud-based platform for agencies to develop, test and deploy new applications. Those programs could be announced at the Government 2.0 Summit in September, according to a report this morning from Federal News… read more

US Developers, Code for Your Country - If the Government Will Let You

[DevXtra Editor's Blog]
by Glen Kunen  Jul. 24, 2009
Founder and CEO Tim O'Reilly and Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, both gave presentations centered on the emerging U.S. initiatives to establish an open government platform. One of the first projects in that effort is, whose stated mission is "to improve access to federal data and expand creative… read more

Will Open Source Ever Truly Fit in with Government IT?

by Mark Alvarez  Jul. 28, 2009
How does something as fringe, quasi anarchic and 'possibly communist' as open source fit in with government? Not very comfortably, according to OSCON panelists with experience in government IT... read more

Open Source + Data = Good Government

by Mark Alvarez  Jul. 23, 2009
While the Obama administration is all about transparency, the window for the development of applications that make the government more transparent is tiny, said The Sunlight Foundation's Clay Johnson at this morning's O'Reilly OSCON (Open Source Convention) keynote today in San Jose, CA... read more

DIY government: Open source for America

by Leah Rosin   Jul. 22, 2009
Today, in conjunction with the O'Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) in San Jose, Calif., more than 70 companies, academic institutions, communities, related groups and individuals announced the formation of Open Source for America, an organization that will serve as a unified voice for the promotion of open source software in… read more

Techno-Evangelist Tim O'Reilly

[WAMU 88.5 FM]
Jul. 27, 2009
Tim O'Reilly says he wants to change the world by spreading new ideas about technology. He's evangelized for open-source innovations and transparency. And he's widely credited with coining the term "Web 2.0." Now he's training his energy on transforming the way we interact with government. He joins Kojo for a… read more

Making Government Transparent Using R

[O'Reilly Radar]
by James Turner  Jul. 16, 2009
With Open Source now considered an accepted part of the software industry, some people are starting to wonder if we can't bring the same degree of openness and innovation into government... read more

Tim O'Reilly on Government 2.0

by Ethan Zuckerman  Jul. 03, 2009
Tim says, we got lost and turned to "vending machine government", a model where we put in taxes and take out services. Can we undo this, and build government that enables four types of interaction... read more

Government 2.0 Camp: Blog Archive: O'Reilly...

by Dieser Beitrag  Jun. 30, 2009
The “how” of collaborative Government 2.0 will be an important topic of conversation at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C. on September 9-10th. Both The Geeks and The Govies need to listen to each other's ideas, hear each other's ... read more

Here’s Your Chance to Shine: Government 2.0 Expo and Showcase

by Steve Radick  Jun. 07, 2009
Of these four presentations, one will be chosen to receive a “Govie” award and will be asked to come back and speak at the invite-only Gov 2.0 Summit taking place the next day. How do I know if my project is good enough to be selected? ... read more

Geeks and Government

by Michael Casey  May. 29, 2009
And while a great deal of discussion needs to occur - and this is one of the primary purposes of the upcoming Gov 2.0 Summit - one possible vision for Government 2.0 may be for people inside the Beltway to move from sheltered silos to ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Personal Democracy Forum ramp-up: from vulnerability and overload to rage, mistrust, and fear

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Andy Oram  Jun. 15, 2009
The Personal Democracy Forum will hold its sixth annual conference at the end of this month. The theme, "how technology and the Internet are changing politics, democracy, and society," has been central to O'Reilly's work over the past few years (and a theme on which we're holding a summit of… read more

Public Sector Developer Weblog : Win a 'Govie Award' – Submit an ...

[Public Sector Developer Weblog]
by PubSec  Jun. 03, 2009
8 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Gov 2.0 Summit, an 'invite-only' brainstorming get-together of technology and government leaders. The events are co-produced by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, ... read more Meet the Innovators: Does Gov 2.0 matter?

by Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris  May. 05, 2009
Does government 2.0 matter? Tim O'Reilly thinks so. O'Reilly is almost legendary in the Web 2.0 world. He is the person who is largely credited with creating the term Web 2.0. - and this September, O'Reilly Media will hold the Government 2.0 Summit. He tells us why government 2.0 is… read more

News Release: O'Reilly Media and TechWeb Announce Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun 03, 2009  New Event to Bestow Govie Awards and Host Apps for America 2 Competition Sebastopol, CA, June 3, 2009 - O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo events, today announce the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase, a one day event featuring government projects that leverage the Web as a platform. The event will highlight the projects leading toward transparency, participation and collaboration in government. Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase will take place September 8, 2009 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase will feature 20 government 2.0 projects in five categories, selected by a panel of judges, and will bestow the first ever Govie Awards to the top project in each category. In addition, the Showcase will host the Sunlight Foundation's Apps for America 2: The Challenge, the winner of which will also receive a Govie... read more

InformationWeek: Call For Leaders In Gov 2.0 Innovation

[InformationWeek ]
by John Foley  Jun. 03, 2009
The organizers of a new event on greater transparency, collaboration, efficiency, and participation in government--the underpinnings of the Government 2.0 movement--plan to showcase leading examples of Gov 2.0 in action. The event, called the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase, is encouraging government-technology architects, managers, and other leaders to step forward with… read more

Sunlight Foundation - Press Center: The Sunlight Foundation ...

by Gabriela Schneider  May. 21, 2009
... and Sunlight board director; Google; O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, Sunlight is offering over $25000 in prizes, and will award the winners at a ceremony at the Gov 2.0 Summit hosted by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb on September 8, 2009. ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Geeks Invade Government With Audacious Goals

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Mark Drapeau  May. 27, 2009
Guest blogger Mark Drapeau is the Co-Chair of the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase in Sept 2009 and the Gov 2.0 Expo in May 2010, both in Washington, DC. He holds the title of Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University,… read more Talking Web 2.0 Expo and Gov 2.0 Summit w/Tim O'Reilly

[Gov 2.0 Radio]
Mar. 22, 2009
GovLoop founder Steve Ressler and Steve Lunceford of GovTwit and BearingPoint in conversation with O'Reilly Media's Tim O'Reilly. Adriel Hampton hosting, with special guests Sally Lieber, three-term Assemblywoman from Silicon Valley, and Michael Russell on DC's upcoming Gov 2.0 Camp. O'Reilly will be taking listener calls. read more

O'Reilly Radar: The Change We Need: DIY on a Civic Scale

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Tim O'Reilly  Apr. 17, 2009
I've been working a lot lately to imagine what Government 2.0 might look like. One of the most inspiring and thought-provoking stories I've read recently might not look like a Gov 2.0 story, but it is: Island DIY: Kauai residents don't wait for state to repair road... read more

Tim O'Reilly calls for DIY government and civic action

[P2P Foundation]
Apr. 30, 2009
"Now is the time for a renewal of our commitment to make our own institutions, our own communities, and our own difference. There's a kind of passivity even to our activism: we think that all we can do is to protest. Collective action has come to mean collective complaint. Or… read more

Zero Government 2.0 Summit is Coming to DC

[Gov 2.0 Summit news (via Google blog search)]
by Todd Pitt  Mar. 10, 2009
Gov 2.0 Summit, a new government technology conference co-produced by O’Reilly Media and TechWeb, capitalizes on the momentum for change and broad engagement, creating a non-partisan forum for addressing the monumental challenges our ... read more O'Reilly: Why Tech Business Should Support Obama

by Janko Roettgers  Mar. 12, 2009
Tim O'Reilly had a simple message for the tech community earlier this week at the Emerging Technology conference: Support Obama! Wait, isn't the campaign over? It may be, but the next presidential contest is already around the corner, and O'Reilly believes that there's only a short window of opportunity to… read more DC to host Foo and Bar: Personal Democracy Forum

by Dave Witzel  Mar. 10, 2009
The Gov 2.0 Summit is by-invitation (request yours now) and hopes to bring together "policy-makers, elected officials, upper management in city, state, and federal agencies, technology leadership in all levels of government, ... read more

New Democracy Blog by Warren Slocum: Gov 2.0 Summit

[New Democracy Blog by Warren Slocum]
by Warren Slocum  Mar. 10, 2009
But the task of reinventing government is too important to be left solely to the government. Gov 2.0 Summit, a new government technology conference co-produced by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, capitalizes on the momentum for change and broad engagement, creating a non-partisan forum for addressing the monumental challenges our nation… read more

O'Reilly News Release: O'Reilly Media and TechWeb Launch Gov 2.0 Summit

[Gov 2.0]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Mar. 10, 2009
Event Applies Web 2.0 Principles to Stimulate Change in Government San Francisco, CA, March 9, 2009 - O’Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo events, today announce the launch of the Gov 2.0 Summit. This new event will bring government leaders and… read more

Tim O'Reilly: 'You don't know the future, but you can rise to meet it'

by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 10, 2009
O'Reilly then points out that he's just spent the past couple of weeks in Washington, and wants to share some of that; to explain why they're running a new conference Government 2.0 in DC in the autumn. read more A big name jumps into the Government 2.0 conference space

by cdorobek  Mar. 09, 2009
The task of reinventing government is too important to be left solely to the government. Gov 2.0 Summit, a new government technology conference co-produced by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb , capitalizes on the momentum for change and broad engagement, creating a non-partisan forum for addressing the monumental challenges our nation… read more

ReadWriteWeb: How to: Work on Stuff That Matters

[Gov 2.0 Summit news (via Google blog search)]
by Richard MacManus  Mar. 09, 2009
O'Reilly used this opportunity to announce a new conference from O'Reilly Media and Techweb, Gov 2.0 Summit. He said that using the Internet to change the government is one of the biggest opportunities right now. ... read more

Press Democrat: Tim O'Reilly goes apostle (again) at ETech Keynote

by Nathan Halverson  Mar. 10, 2009
O'Reilly Media also announced its newest conference, Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington. It will focus on open government and technology. I'll post Tim's entire keynote video when it finishes rendering and uploading on my computer ... read more
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