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  • 00:13

    Federal CIOs turn to advanced UC and VTC solutions during federal buying season

    in Technology

    The end of the summer marks the beginning of the federal buying season, when CIOs utilize their remaining budgets to invest in technologies that can help their agencies operate more effectively and efficiently. To learn more about the different technologies federal agencies are looking to implement with their budget dollars, we spoke with Sean Berg, Vice President, Public Sector at Polycom, and James Copperthite, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VSGi. During our discussion, we spoke about why UC solutions were hot ticket items this year, and how the "Workplace of the Future" could become a reality in today's federal agencies.

  • 00:58

    Interview the Interviewer Episode 1 - Adriel Hampton Gov20 Host

    in Podcasting

    This is a new monthly feature on my podcast where I will be interviewing "interviewers" in this case Gov2.0 Podcast host Adriel Hampton. Adriel is a passionate advocate for harnessing emerging technologies to make government more effective, collaborative and transparent. He is an early Gov 2.0 adopter and co-founded the popular public interest podcast Gov 2.0 Radio. In addition to producing the weekly show, Adriel is a community leader at GovLoop.com, the social network for government, and group manager for the LinkedIn Gov 2.0 group and its more than 4,500 members. Since 2003, Adriel has worked as an investigator for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and he began his career as an editor, designer and writer for several San Francisco Bay Area daily newspapers. In 2009, he ran a grassroots campaign for U.S. Congress.

  • 00:45

    GovLoop Insights' DorobekINSIDER: Helping RFP-EZ

    in News

    The Obama administration has put forward a number of innovation initiatives. One of the most interesting: RFP-EZ, build a platform that makes it easier for small high-growth businesses to navigate the federal government, and enables agencies to quickly source low-cost, high-impact information technology solutions. 
    GovLoop's Steve Ressler has offered his 5 Ideas on Project RFP-EZ. We're going to add to that...
    We talk to the DorobekINSIDERs about the challenges and opportunities -- and what can be done to make this initiative a success. 

  • 00:37

    Gov 2.0 cut-through: leadership, trust & catalyst events

    in Technology

    When the Government of British Columbia in Canada released their Government 2.0 Strategy, it built on their social communication experience during two key ‘catalyst events’: the H1N1 virus pandemic and the 2010 Winter Olympics.
    Kieran Harrop talks about his time with the Office of the CIO in the BC Government, and how events such as these, together with strong leadership and building a culture of trust among the civil service, creates cut-through and momentum around new ways of communicating.

  • 00:41

    Global Service Jam connects dots worldwide with government

    in Technology

    A fun and inspiring chat with the German-based team behind Global Service Jam events who are now collaborating with the Australian Department of Innovation to pilot GovJams nationally and worldwide. 

    Hear Adam Lawrence and Markus Hormeß on the stages of rapid prototyping, city-specific Jams and… lots of inspiring stuff.

  • 00:24

    Federal agency leads international service GovJam

    in Technology

    A case of big government “innovating about doing innovation”.  To demo co-creation of user-centric problem solving, the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation is leading a national and worldwide network of 48 hour service Jam events in a collaboration with the @GSJam team and others. 

    Wayne Larkin and Mikaela Griffiths take us through the stages of service design.

  • 00:35

    The connected citizen in 2012

    in Technology

    How ready are citizens to be part of a more connected public space?  Where is the UK heading in citizen participation?  Ahead of CITIZEN2012 in London, conference organiser Jeffrey Peel – with guest speakers Andy Williamson of Future Digital and David Moody of Kana – discuss building the democratic commons, including tools and trends in next-generation government/citizen engagement.

  • 00:31

    Revolution @ State: How new media is shaping diplomacy

    in Technology

    In "Revolution @ State" Fergus Hanson - Visiting Fellow from The Brookings Institution - explores practical cases of what Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called 'creative diplomacy' and 21st Century Statecraft.
    A useful reference for agencies of all sizes, this wide-ranging report describes how the US Department of State has infused the use of connective tech through all aspects of their mission in a whole-of-organization approach, from operational development through to public diplomacy.
    For additional information about this episode on gov20radio.com: http://cof.lu/IZHXyf

  • 00:32

    Trends in Transparency with the Sunlight Foundation

    in Technology

    The Sunlight Foundation brings together developers, journalists and citizens to explore issues of transparency and openness in the public sphere.
    Sunlight's Director of Policy John Wonderlich shares national and international perspectives on open government, where collaboration between government and civil society, and good decision-making about data are the next open government frontiers for public agencies. 
    John also highlights key learnings from their 2012 Transparency Camp as well as the Open Government Partnership meeting in Brazil.
    More information on Gov20Radio.com about this episode: http://cof.lu/KsWVmc

  • 00:28

    GouvCamp Paris et OpenGov en pays francophones

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    Lors de notre premier épisode multilingue, Jean-François Gauthier, de Démocratie Ouverte, raconte à Allison Hornery, de même qu'à Lyne Robichaud, notre co-animatrice spécialement invitée pour cet épisode, comment s'est déroulé le récent Gouvcamp qu'il a organisé à Paris.
    Jean-François a aussi mentionné la possibilité de création d'un projet de fondation, dans le style de la Sunlight Foundation et de l'OFKN, dont la mission serait d'aider les pays francophones à élaborer leurs plans de gouvernement ouvert et d'accompagner l'implantation de projets.

  • 00:17

    GovCamp Paris and OpenGov in Francophone countries

    in Technology

    Allison Hornery and guest co-host Lyne Robichaud speak with Jean-François Gauthier from Démocratie Ouverte about the recent GouvCamp Paris, including plans to form a foundation, in the vein of the Sunlight Foundation and the Open Knowledge Foundation, to support greater Open Government take-up by Francophone countries.