Security-cleared job seekers have new social network

The Cleared Network gives people with security clearances a chance to take advantage of social networking's perks.

NOAA interactive map tracks Gulf oil spill

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Web features a mapping tool that integrates oil spill data from federal and state agencies.

Critics rap Twitter's federal plans

Twitter's search for its first Washington-based government liaison announced this week has prompted a flurry of tweets and blog posts by Gov. 2.0 community members offering advice and comments, but skeptics are mobilizing, too.

New DOD cyber commander seeks better situational awareness

Army Gen. Keith Alexander says the Defense Department needs a common, real-time, understanding of what's happening across its many computer networks.

Does anyone outside D.C. really care about open government?

That buzz you're hearing about open government? It's more of whisper caught up in an echo chamber. Tell us what you think about it.

I lurk, therefore I am

Blogger John Klossner writes that "lurking" within a social network is the easiest way to actively participate without putting forth any effort.

Intell chief wants more information sharing

More integration between collection and analysis capabilities can be achieved by intelligence agencies during the next five years, the country's top intelligence officer said today.

Justice IG knocks FBI's $450M Sentinel project

Rising costs and delays with the FBI’s project for a Web-enabled electronic case management system worry the Justice Department’s inspector general.

Lawmaker wants more technology for transparency

A new House bill would require the use of technologies to increase disclosures from lobbyists and lawmakers.

Tricare extends Web-based mental health counseling demo

The Tricare Assistance Program allows enrollees to use the Internet and a webcam to speak "face-to-face" with mental health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the privacy of the beneficiary's computer.

GSA tries wiki approach to develop RFPs

The General Services Administration wants public commment on requests for proposals, but blogger Steve Kelman wonders whether the public take the agency up on it.

GSA leader on where social media meets procurement

The General Services Administration can tap the wisdom of the crowds, but it still lacks needed policies to do it well, administrator Martha Johnson says.

GSA solicits wisdom of the crowd for acquisition improvements

General Services Administration officials are testing collaboration and using social media to improve the federal acquisition process.

CIO survey reveals cautious embrace of emerging trends

The presidential push for transparency in government may provide direction for federal chief information officers’ efforts, but cybersecurity concerns continue to top the list of CIOs’ biggest headaches.

Social media likely coming to Vets health portal

Veterans Affairs officials plan to add social-media style tools to the portal veterans use to access health records, a VA officials said today at the 2010 FOSE conference.

Contractor needed for social media initiative

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is looking for a contractor to build content management and social networking Web sites in its effort to become more open and transparent.

FEMA seeks social media contractor

Federal Emergency Management Agency issues a contract request for a media services company that can deliver information from disaster areas via social media and local media news outlets.

Will telework gain traction after record snowfalls?

The heavy snows of the past week should put a greater commitment to telework on the government’s front burner, to judge from the comments posted to our coverage. But many seem to fear that entrenched opposition will cause any push toward telework to fade as quickly as the snow.

Government re-opens while feds talk telework in aftermath of blizzard

Now that severe weather in the nation's capital and elsewhere have provided ample opportunities for testing continuity-of-operations plans, federal employees have some thoughts.

Washington's snow response GIS mapping system gets a workout

D.C.'s Snow Response Reporting System lets users type in an address and see which surrounding streets have been plowed or salted within a specified date range.

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