John Moore

Canada commits to open government in “Speech from the Throne”

Speech from the Throne. This speech, meant to outline the agenda for the government, made a clear commitment to delivering on aspects of...

The Business Opportunity from Open Government

I use this presentation, on occasion, when I speak to various groups. Last weekend I sat down with a group of developers, none...

The ROI of Open Government Initiatives

I wanted to share with you my presentation on the ROI of Open Government. While it is clearly not as interesting without the commentary...

The Power of Mobile in Delivering Government Services

I have been spending a couple of days in Oklahoma to attend and present at Gov20A and related open government events. My first presentation...

Open Government – A Renewed Focus on Citizens and Service

My open data friend from Canada, Jury Konga, recently gave a very good presentation on Open Government. I asked him to provide a...

Alan Silberberg talks Government 2.0 in Russia

Alan Silberberg, of Silberberg Innovations and the Constellation Market Research Group, was recently in Russia to talk about Government 2.0. In this short...

The importance of culture change in open government

Open government cannot succeed through technology only. Open data, ideation platforms, cloud solutions, and social media are great tools but when they are...

The Sunshine Portal of New Mexico, Open Government in Progress

While Federal budget battles are underway in the US, we are still seeing solid examples of open government throughout the country. The Sunshine...

How a single citizen can make their town more open

Image via Wikipedia Even when elected officials and municipal employees are pushing back, sometimes for good reasons, sometimes due to fear, an individual citizen can...

Quick tips for a local government looking to start using Twitter

Image via Wikipedia Twitter is not right for everyone but it is fairly easy to set up and most local governments should become familiar with...

Restrictions are killing open government

Image via Wikipedia Many people in and around government understand and buy into the importance of open government efforts. Others, however, either fail to...

Government 2.0 and the role of social media in the Middle East

Image via Wikipedia The Dubai School of Government (DSG) is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the world, focused on public...

Updates on the Office of eDiplomacy at the US Department of State

I first spoke with Richard Boly, Director of the Office of eDiplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, early in 2010 and was immediately...

“We’re fooled by immediacy and quantity and think it’s quality”

Image by DeaPeaJay via Flickr I recently read an interesting Newsweek article titled "I can't think!", where Eric Kessler, a management expert at Pace University's...

eGovernment in Bahrain

As I have noted in the past, Bahrain has made tremendous strides in terms of using eGovernment services. I reached out to Adel...

The growth of Facebook and Twitter in the United States

eMarketer released data today about the current and projected Facebook and Twitter usage in the United States. The statistics, unsurprisingly, show steady growth...

Saving taxpayers money, Rachel Sterne speaks at Social Media Week 2011

Rachel Sterne, the new Chief Digital Officer for New York City, spoke at Social Media week about her new role. The highlights include: Evaluating...

How open government could help with budget reductions

Image via Wikipedia Government budgets are being slashed everywhere and at every level of government. The US Federal Government, Quebec, Wisconsin, and elsewhere are...

Code for America, solving education challenges in Boston

I attended the Code for America kick-off event in Boston this week. Jennifer Pahlka has assembled a great team in Boston (and across the...

Good coverage of the U.S. State Dept. Arabic, Farsi Twitter Feeds by newsy.com

Image via Wikipedia This 1:46 video from newsy.com does a nice job discussing these new twitter feeds. Hope you enjoy.

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