Forum ranks government IT Twitterers

A forum that lets the public suggest and vote on the top government IT pros who regularly post on Twitter is a great way to start building your network.

Open government could lead to open-source textbooks

An Education Department dialogue is looking at the possibility of creating open source textbooks.

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.

A lot of buzz about Google Buzz

In the wake of the new social media tool from Google, the Onion pokes fun at the social media relic Friendster.

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.

GSA's new administrator sworn in by phone during snowstorm

A record snowstorm forced Martha Johnson to be sworn in over the phone as the General Services Administration's new administrator, with her husband serving as the witness, according to GSA.

Army awards logistics modernization contract

The Army plans to use software from IFS North America for the Logistics Modernization Program underway at all Army arsenals, depots and ammunition plants.

Open gov dashboard kicks off

Version one of the dashboard is simple and relies on self evaluations from the agencies.

Government stays connected in aftermath of 2010 blizzard

Snow or no snow, government's work continues even for those who can't get into the office.

Meyerrose: Takai would be qualified for Defense CIO post

California CIO Teri Takai, the expected nominee as the Defense Department's chief information officer, has a proven track record in IT leadership, but the military poses a new set of challenges.

Sunlight Foundation tracks agencies' open gov Web pages

According to the Sunlight Foundation, 13 out of 20 agencies already have posted open government Web pages before the Feb. 6 deadline.

Florida sponsors open gov essay contest

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced an essay contest for high school students that is designed to examine open government.

NASA extends contract at Marshall Space Flight Center

Bastion Technologies Inc. has won a $36 million contract extension to continue working at NASA’s Marshall Space Fight Center.

Facebook quiz examines Gov 2.0

Quiz about Gov 2.0 on Facebook attempts to see whether people are excited about the new technology or just fatigued by all the talk.

USDA posts open gov Web page

The Agriculture Department’s open government Web page centers on discussing and sharing ideas.

National Archives wants input on open government

The National Archives wants to know how to be more transparent and improve the FOIA process.

Obama wants nearly $80B for IT projects

The administration has proposed only a small increase for IT spending in fiscal 2011.

Labor Department launches its open-gov Web site

Along with making new datasets available to the public, the Labor Department launched its open-government Web site ahead of schedule.

Navy CIO Robert Carey talks Web 2.0

The Navy needs Web 2.0 technologies to communicate and collaborate with those outside of the military, says Navy CIO Robert Carey.

Internet Alliance names new executive director

The D.C.-based Internet, e-commerce and technology advocacy group hopes the appointment of Tammy Cota will make a clear statement to lawmakers.