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The military goes social

[O'Reilly Radar]
by James Turner  Apr. 27, 2010
For most of the 20th century, a soldier in the field could only communicate with his/her family and friends via letters that might take weeks or months to make their way to the recipient. But as the battlefield goes high tech, so has the ways soldiers can talk to the… read more

Where's the Gov 2.0 epicenter?

by Jeffery Smith   Apr. 28, 2010
One year following the groundbreaking Apps for Democracy contest, the Gov 2.0 world turns its gaze once again to the District of Columbia for Gov 2.0 Expo this May. In a conversation with Gov 2.0 Expo Co-chair, Laurel Ruma told CivSource that social media and open data initiatives in government… read more

Gov 2.0 week in review

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Alex Howard  Apr. 24, 2010
Taking a page straight from Mark Coddington's excellent week in review at the Nieman Journalism Lab, my inaugural Radar post looks at government 2.0 news from the past week. If you have news and tips about the government 2.0 space, please let me know at or @digiphile on Twitter... read more

First-Hand Cloud Computing Government Success Stories and Lessons Learned to be Showcased at Gov 2.0 Expo

by UBM TechWeb  Apr 27, 2010  

NASA, State of California, City of Los Angeles, U.S. Army Among Featured Government Speakers

WASHINGTON, April 27 - Highlights/Key Facts: * With cloud computing playing a big role in the Obama Administration's new FY2011 budget and federal CIO Vivek Kundra contending the U.S. government can acquire technology faster and at lower cost through cloud computing, leaders in the public and private sectors are more than ever working closely to use cloud computing as a strategic IT tool to help transform government and make them more effective and efficient... read more

The GOOD Guide to Better Neighborhoods: Go Local 2.0

by Laurel Ruma  Apr. 22, 2010
Written by Laurel Ruma, Co-chair of Gov 2.0 Expo- If the web of the 2000s was social, the web of this next decade will be civic. Every time you "like" something on Facebook, you're voting. And it only takes a click of a mouse to sign a petition on Twitter.… read more

Design for America contest from Sunlight Foundation

[THe Hill]
by Craig Newmark  Mar. 25, 2010
The Sunlight folks are all about making government accountable by making it transparent, stuff like showing where the money goes, how it's spent. This contest is about finding ways to present government data so that it makes sense... read more

A hotbed of techie agents of government transparency

[The Washington Post]
by Mike Musgrove  Apr. 04, 2010
But beyond Washington, there still seems to be confusion about what the word means. "My mom is like, 'What exactly do you do?' "said Laurel Ruma, whose business card describes her as a "Gov 2.0 evangelist" for the computer book publisher O'Reilly, where she is organizing an upcoming government and… read more

Gov 2.0 invades Harvard: A report from #gov20ne - Politicians, advocates, techies and citizens discuss open government

[O'Reilly Radar]
by James Turner  Mar. 10, 2010
Last Saturday, several hundred folks gathered at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to spend the day discussing Open Government. I attended, and Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly's Gov 2.0 Evangelist) was one of the organizers... read more

Gov 2.0 Expo: Game on, baby

by realtweetthroat  Feb. 12, 2010
Gov 2.0 Expo registration is officially open, and I�m feeling much better since my last post. ... read more

O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb Launch Gov 2.0 Expo 2010: Announce Program and Keynotes

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings  Mar 23, 2010  

Event Brings Together Government Leaders and Web 2.0 Innovators to Build a 21st Century Government

Sebastopol, CA, March 23, 2010 - Today Gov 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, provides a first glance at the key speakers, topics, and themes that apply technology best practices to improve transparency, efficiency, and cost containment in government programs. Gov 2.0 Expo will give government employees and contractors access to the practical tools, in-depth training, and new technologies needed to build a 21st century government. Gov 2.0 Expo will take place May 25-27, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. For more information visit "Government has an extraordinary responsibility to harness the best, most efficient systems for delivering citizen services and overcoming the barriers of complexity and bureaucracy," said Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media. "There has been a revolution in the private sector, with new technologies including cloud computing, web services, mobile devices, social media, and open data bringing unprecedented new services to individuals. The Government 2.0 Expo is the place to understand how these technologies can be applied to advance the mission of government agencies."... read more

NHIN Direct: Open Healthcare Records and Government as a Platform

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Tim O'Reilly  Mar. 11, 2010
In my advocacy around Government 2.0, I've been focused on the idea that government should act like a platform provider rather than a complete solution provider. That is, government should lay down rules of the road, create core functionality that others can build on, and then let the private sector… read more

Nominate a Colleague for an Award

by Allan Holmes  Feb. 19, 2010
Do you know a federal manager who recently took risks to push through a bold idea, policy or program that uses technology to make government work better or improve public services? If so, we'd like to hear your story by nominating your colleague for a Nextgov Award... read more

From Open Source to Open Government

[ComputerWorld UK]
by Glyn Moody  Feb. 04, 2010
One idea was that companies on the "outside" might play an important role. This is similar to the concept of "government as platform" outlined by Tim O'Reilly... read more

Information Technology and the Military

[The Kojo Show]
by Mark Drapeau, Charles "Jack" Holt, Linton Wells II  Jan. 12, 2010
The Defense Department, like every other wing of the federal government, is on a mission to keep pace with the technologies of the "Web 2.0" era. But social media, "wiki" documents, and information sharing portals pose unique challenges for the military, which is sitting on an ocean of sensitive data... read more

The Power of Government-as-Platform

by Steve Hamm  Dec. 01, 2009
Tim O'Reilly, the founder of O'Reilly Media and promoter of the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 phenomena, calls this the Obama administration's most important technology initiative. "The government is starting to think like a platform provider rather than an application provider," he wrote me in an e-mail... read more

Gov 2.0 Tools Promote Awarness of Land Mine Treaty

[Governing People]
by John Duncan  Dec. 01, 2009
Governing People at the Gov 2.0 Summit! Read about this event. GP Blogger Board. Meet our Advisory Blogger Board... read more

Cheeky Geeky - Anil Dash creates Expert Labs to ...

by Mark Drapeau  Nov. 18, 2009
of Expert Labs with me at the O'Reilly/Techweb-produced Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, DC this past September. I'm really pleased that he's followed up on his initial thoughts in such a thoughtful and meaningful way. ... read more

The Communicators: Gov 2.0 Summit

[The Communicators]
by Admin  Nov. 15, 2009
The Communicators: Gov 2.0 Summit Leaders in the telecommunications industry speak to "The Communicators" during the Gov 2.0 Summit. Program from Saturday, November 14, 2009. From: CSPAN Views: 62 2 ratings Time: 29:40 More in News... read more

Health IT & Healthcare Reform: Gov 2.0 on C-SPAN

by Brian Ahier  Nov. 16, 2009
C-SPAN Communicators talks with Tim O'Reilly, Jack Dorsey, Craig Newmark, Beth Novak and Jack Dangermond from the first ever Gov 2.0 Summit, bringing together leaders from the private, public and government sector to find better ways of ... read more

See. Do. Type.: Gov 2.0 Summit - Texts for Africa

by Katie Roland  Oct. 23, 2009
A few weeks ago, I attended the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington D.C. that was put on by O'Reilly Media. Speakers from business, the government, and non-profits were on hand to present their latest work in the area of Gov 2.0. ... read more

Word Cloud From Gov 2.0 Summit Notes

[See. Do. Type.:]
by Katie Roland  Sep. 12, 2009
I was trying to summarize my eight pages of notes from the Gov 2.0 Summit this past week and decided to put them into a word cloud to help identify key themes from the conference. Here's the link if anyone's interested: ... read more

Inside the Net: a blog for job seekers with active security ...

[Inside the Net]
by Kathleen Smith  Sep. 22, 2009
The Gov 2.0 Showcase followed by the Gov 2.0 Summit kicked off the Fall. The showcase format was interesting in that it examined government as many different platforms rather than a building or institution. One thing that many people ... read more

Gov 2.0 Summit: GIS the Big Winner in Push for Open Government ...

by Tod Newcombe  Sep. 11, 2009
Geospatial applications and services dominate at Gov 2.0 Summit. read more

Ti Point Tork � Blog Archive � Gov 2.0 Summit: Clay Johnson

by gnat  Sep. 09, 2009
Gov 2.0 Summit: Clay Johnson. The second Clay, hairier and less well-dressed. Head of Sunlight Labs, part of the Sunlight Foundation. I was at his house on Monday night for a turkey cook-off between him and ... read more - Social Media, Diplomacy and Co-Creation of Dialogue

by unknown  Oct. 24, 2009
The Gov 2.0 Summit ends the first day with a conversation between John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Clinton and now President of the Center for American Progress, and James Fallows, author, journalist, and editor, ... read more

Gov 2.0 conference summary on C-span

[SF Gate]
by Craig Newmark  Nov. 16, 2009
Hey, this includes serious folks, like Beth Noveck, Tim O'Reilly, Jack Dorsey, and then there's me. (The lapel pin I wear, about twelve minutes in, reflects my involvement with the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America.)... read more

C-SPAN and Gov 2.0 Summit

by The Communicators  Oct 11, 2009  

C-SPAN Communicators talks with Aneesh Chopra, Hal Varian, Monica Guzman, John Markoff and Carl Malamud from the first ever Gov 2.0 Summit, bringing together leaders from the private, public and government sector to find better ways of dispensing information.

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Get ready for an apps battle

[San Francisco Examiner]
by Mike Aldax  Oct. 01, 2009
The contest is being sponsored by the Center for Investigative Reporting's California Watch reporting team, Spot.Us, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark,, the Gov 2.0 Summit, Sun Light Foundation and others, the mayor�s office said... read more

Mr Gruen goes to Washington

by Nicholas Gruen  Oct. 03, 2009
Being flat out on other duties has prevented me from providing you with a 'write up' of my time in Washington D.C. at the Government 2.0 Summit. To picture yourself there, just picture Kate Lundy's Sphere Camp and then soup it up by making the speakers the most energetic and… read more

SEO, Google For The Public Sector, Gov 2.0

by Kerry  Sep. 29, 2009
According to Carl Malamud, who spoke at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, public now means 'on the internet'. This makes perfect sense as an increasing number of people use YouTube, Google, Twitter and the like to find out the answers ... read more

Can 'Government 1.0' manage an upgrade?

by Tim Conneally  Sep. 11, 2009
At the Government 2.0 Summit this week, deputy CTO in the office of the president Beth Noveck cited the FCC's as an example of the Obama administration's move toward a more open and transparent government... read more

FCC Chair Pledges New Media, Web 2.0 Push

by Kenneth Corbin  Sep. 11, 2009
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission pledged to move the agency into the Web 2.0 era, committing to bring the same social media tools that have transformed the private sector to the regulatory body that oversees the nation's communications systems... read more

Congressman uses social media to collect health care reform feedback

[Government Computer News]
by Rutrell Yasin  Sep. 24, 2009
Culberson, who attended the Gov 2.0 Summit held in Washington earlier this month, was looking for technology such as SharedBook "because he wanted, particularly on the health care bill, to get it out to his constituents and he wanted to hear... read more

Journalism Isn't Dead: Long Live Entrepreneurialism and Multimedia Skills

by Debbie Well  Sep. 25, 2009
I was struck by the smarts of one of the panelists at the recent Government 2.0 Summit. Monica Guzman is a young reporter at the Seattle Post Intelligencer who was one of the few to survive the drastic cuts when the print edition was shut down in March 2009... read more

At Gov 2.0 summit in DC, Podesta talks about the power of "tools of freedom"

[San Francisco Examiner]
by Tanya Gupta  Sep. 09, 2009
At the Gov 2.0 summit today, taking place in our very own Washington DC, John Podesta asked James Fallows of The Atlantic, what would happen if the US openly supported the "tools of freedom" in the world... read more

Gov 2.0 Showcase - Looking at 2.0 Technology Differently - Inside ...

Sep. 22, 2009
The Gov 2.0 Showcase followed by the Gov 2.0 Summit kicked off the Fall. The showcase format was interesting in that it examined government as many different platforms rather than a building or institution. One thing that many people ... read more

Messina and Recordon explain OpenID authentication and .gov websites

[IT Knowledge Exchange]
by Alexander Howard   Sep. 11, 2009
This week, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra announced a pilot program that will allow people to log in to government websites using OpenID authentication and InfoCard technology. In the video embedded below, open source advocate Chris Messina and David Recordon, senior open programs manager at Facebook, discuss the details of the… read more

FastCompany: 2Do.Over

by Marcia Conner  Sep. 16, 2009
What if 2.0 were an authentic chance to revisit and do over what came in 1.0? Enterprise - Government - Web - School - Work - HR - PR - Publishing - Management - Market Research - Sales - Learning - Library - Video - Media - Education - Surveillance… read more

Complete Coverage of Gov 2.0

[Oh My]
by Brad Clark, Richard Hartman, Jenifer Reinhardt, Mark Malseed   Sep. 23, 2009
Link to several articles covering Gov 2.0 Summit... read more

U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra on, OpenID and government transparency

by Alexander B. Howard  Sep. 11, 2009
Transparency and government aren't traditional bedfellows, especially for the federal government. Under President Barack Obama's administration, however, technology is steadily being applied to bring the two together... read more

Government as a Platform?

by Aaron Brazell  Sep. 12, 2009
Data, data, data. This is the answer for government in this new world of Government 2.0. Making government available to the citizens by building platforms for change. These are the ideas bandied around when the Silicon Valley Warlords came to Washington, D.C. this week to put on the invitation only… read more

Open Government Directive only weeks away

[Government Computer News]
by Joab Jackson  Sep. 09, 2009
Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said the White House is weeks away from issuing the Open Government Directive. The CTO spoke at the Gov 2.0 conference being held this week in Washington... read more

Social Media's Growing Influence

by Scott Simon  Sep. 12, 2009
Someone who's thought a lot about the uses and implications of social media in government, politics and problem solving is Clay Shirky. He follows the social and economic effects of digital technology. He spoke this week at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C. That's a conference on using technology… read more

OpenID federated identity framework set for .gov authentication pilot

by Alexander B. Howard  Sep. 15, 2009
Welcome to the identity economy. Last week, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra announced a pilot program to allow individuals to authenticate themselves on government websites using an open trust framework (OTF). The technologies chosen come from OpenID or Information Card, a move that puts the substantial weight of the federal government… read more

Bringing Open Identity to Government - A Good Step Forward

by Todd Chambers  Sep. 18, 2009
Last week, the Gov 2.0 Summit opened in Washington, D.C., where policy makers and industry leaders discussed how technology can make government more functional. In conjunction with the summit, 10 companies announced... read more

Thinking About Government Communications

by Ari Herzog  Sep. 10, 2009
Government is a vending machine, said Tim O'Reilly at the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase this week in Washington, D.C., in front of an assembly of hundreds of government managers, technologists, and assorted consultants (such as me)... read more

Reflections on Gov 2.0 Expo and Summit

by Mary Laplante  Sep. 15, 2009
O'Reilly's Gov 2.0 events took place last week. We've had some time to think about what the current wave of activity means to buyers and adopters of content technologies. Both the Expo and Summit programs delivered a deluge of examples of exciting new approaches to connecting consumers of government services… read more

The Breaking Time: Gov 2.0 Finale: Lessons' Shadows

by David Forbes  Sep. 19, 2009
The Gov 2.0 summit was exhilarating: there were good ideas and plenty, usually delivered rapid-fire by very bright people doing their damndest to bring a shining future into being. I can be cynical. I can cut. ... read more

Google Public Policy Blog: Gov 2.0 Summit videos

by Google Public Policy Blog  Sep. 17, 2009
If you weren't able to make the Gov 2.0 Summit last week in DC, you're in luck - videos of most presentations are now online. A few Googlers had the chance to participate as speakers. John Markoff of the New York Times led a discussion ... read more

U.S. CTO Chopra on transparency and governing by outcomes at Gov 2.0

[IT Knowledge Exchange]
by Alexander Howard   Sep. 09, 2009
Aneesh Chopra is in a unique position. As the first chief technology officer (CTO) for the United States, he's defining the role as he goes. During an interview with tech publisher Tim O'Reilly at the Government 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., the U.S. CTO provided more perspective on what he… read more

GoodBlogs: How Designers Will Re-engineer Our Relationship With Government

by Rachel Abrams  Sep. 16, 2009
When a conference delegate exclaimed in a loud whisper, "Ooh, it feels like San Francisco '97 in here!" at the Gov 2.0 Summit last week, should I have gotten the tour T-shirt signed there and then, or was it time to start worrying?... read more

The Atlantic: James Fallows: Discussion with John Podesta at Gov 2.0 conference

by James Fallows  Sep. 17, 2009
Last week Tim O'Reilly held his debut "Gov 2.0" conference in Washington. All the parts I saw were interesting and provocative.... read more

Google Open Source Blog: Report from the Gov 2.0 Summit

[Google Open Source Blog]
by Leslie Hawthorn  Sep. 15, 2009
Clearly designed as a conference to start but certainly not finish the conversation, last week's Gov 2.0 Summit assembled an impressive cast of presenters and interviewers. Key White House decision makers, government innovators and ... read more

Thoughts on Identity from the Gov 2.0 Summit | Privacy Digest

by MacRonin  Sep. 15, 2009
Thoughts on Identity from the Gov 2.0 Summit: Via CDT - PolicyBeta. Last week, the federal government announced a pilot project to develop digital identity solutions for federal websites, working with OpenID and Information Cards ... read more

Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform: Gov 2.0 Summit: Carl ...

[Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform]
by Brian Ahier  Sep. 15, 2009
Gov 2.0 Summit: Carl Malamud, "By the People..." This was one of the absolute best parts of the Gov 2.0 Summit in my humble opinion... Carl Malamud is the founder of Public.Resource.Org, a nonprofit that has been instrumental in placing ... read more

Podcast: The Gov 2.0 Summit and Geospatial |

by geo2web  Sep. 15, 2009
Last week's Government 2.0 Summit held in Washington DC put GIS front and center as a key tool is a vision of government as a platform for itself and for citizens to use. Why the fuss at this time over GIS, which has been a part of ... read more

Google Public Sector Blog: Gov 2.0 Summit Videos

by Ginny  Sep. 14, 2009
If you weren't able to make the Gov 2.0 Summit last week in DC, you're in luck - videos of most presentations are now online. A few Googlers had the chance to participate as speakers. John Markoff of the New York Times led a discussion ... read more

Podcast: The Gov 2.0 Summit and Geospatial - Community Mashup ...

[The GIS Forum]
by All Points Blog  Sep. 15, 2009
The GIS Forum is a community site for Geospatial professionals to gather and communicate about their profession. read more

PolicyBeta - Blog Archive – Thoughts on Identity from the Gov 2.0 ...

by Heather West  Sep. 14, 2009
Last week at the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CIO Vivek Kundra noted that identity is crucial if government websites are to move beyond 'brochureware” and provide services to and interact with the public. Making government websites more ... read more

Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform: Gov 2.0 Summit Table ...

[Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform]
by Brian Ahier  Sep. 14, 2009
Brian Ahier's views and information on Government 2.0, Health Information Technology and reforming our healthcare system. Monday, September 14, 2009. Gov 2.0 Summit Table fof Contents. Gov 2.0 Summit Posts (so far): Gov 2.0 Summit Opens ... read more

The Week of Gov 2.0 – Longing for More | Social Media Strategery

[Social Media Strategy]
by sradick  Sep. 14, 2009
We've already had the Summer of Gov, but September 7-11 was the Week of Gov. With the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase on Tuesday and the Gov 2.0 Summit on Wednesday. read more

Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform: Opening the Gov 2.0 ...

[Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform:]
by Brian Ahier  Sep. 12, 2009
Opening the Gov 2.0 Summit with Aneesh Chopra. It was pretty thrilling to start the Gov 2.0 Summit with a discussion between the CTO of the United States, Aneesh Chopra, and Tim O'Reilly. He spoke of three levers of influence for Gov ... read more

Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform: Gov 2.0 Summit Opens

[Brian Ahier - Health IT & Healthcare Reform]
by Brian Ahier  Sep. 12, 2009
Gov 2.0 Summit Opens. We had a great opening of the Gov 2.0 Summit from Tim and Dick: Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Richard O'Neill (The Highlands Group), "Opening Welcome". Posted by Brian Ahier at 10:31 PM ... read more

Gov 2.0 Summit: Vendor Smackdown

by Jay Hariani  Sep. 11, 2009
At this week's Gov 2.0 Summit, the feds seemed to have a coming out party of sorts for their new approach to IT in government – do it faster, lighter and be more transparent. Kundra & Chopra spoke about how open standards and building ... read more

FCC Chief Launching E-Gov Initiatives

[ News]
Sep. 11, 2009
One of the federal government's most difficult sites to maneuver turns to E-Gov initiatives such as crowd-sourcing, video blogging, RSS feeds, YouTube and Twitter. FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Chairman Julius Genachowski continues to bring Gov 2.0 change to the agency best known for its difficult to use website. On Sept.… read more

Government Technology: Gov 2.0 Summit: Feds to Announce Plans for Open Government Directive

[Government Technology]
by Tod Newcombe  Sep. 09, 2009
In coming weeks, the White House will issue an open government directive as part of its broad transparency initiative, according to Aneesh Chopra, the federal government's chief technology officer.... read more

Civics Lessons for and from Silicon Valley at the Gov 2.0 Summit ...

by Rachel Abrams  Sep. 11, 2009
This week's first ever Gov 2.0 expo and summit in Washington, DC, re-orients what Web 2.0 will mean, not just for consumers and the piranha pond of business. read more

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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