gov 2.0

Social Media In Government

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 09:38

"Feds Launch Social Media Group -- In December 2008, the members of the Federal Web Managers Council presented a white paper to the Obama transition team addressing perceived and real barriers as well as opportunities for government entities to engage in a social media environment.

NYC Helping Layed-off Investment Bankers

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 09:35

"New York City has a $15 million plan -- a fraction of its $43 billion budget -- to help laid-off investment bankers start new careers as entrepreneurs. This month, the city began offering office space, complete with computers and kitchens, at the low rate of $200 a month per person. The city is seeding a $3 million "angel investment fund" for start-ups. It also hopes to use $30 million in federal recovery funds originally set aside to deal with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks to give grants to companies that create jobs in lower Manhattan.

Government 2.0 and Open Source Software

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 08:38

The Obama administration is using Drupal (an open source software project) for the government's 2.0 recovery website. Great. recovery.gov

With Drupal being used on such a nationally recognized site, a gigantic government one, it should be proof that it is enterprise ready.