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Commentary: Where Have All the Luddites Gone?

October 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When people think of organizations with innovative information technology strategies, government isn’t usually the first -- or second or third -- place that comes to mind. Historically, the public sector was one of the last places to look for IT innovation. Conventional views, budget constraints and an aversion to technology ...

How to Boost Your Team’s Brainpower

September 4, 2013 Many federal agencies, states and municipalities are eagerly hosting hackathons to share information and improve operations. Air Force Material Command, for example, developed its Knowledge Now site to educate employees, the City of Oakland, Calif., created Oakland Answers to better serve its residents, as did Honolulu with its site Honolulu ...

Commentary: Digital Government Has a Ways to Go

April 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama has earned his reputation as the Internet president. From the behavioral analytics used to run his campaign to the Google “fireside hangouts” to his Twitter sessions, Obama has been masterful in using technology to market his message. Now firmly entrenched in his second term, the question is, when ...