U.S. Federal Government use of Social Media, Web 2.0 and Open Government technologies.
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Created by govnewmedia on Sep 23, 2010
Last updated: 11/01/11 at 02:31 PM
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USA.gov sponsors Hack Day, a day that brings together software developers, entrepreneurs, and curious citizens to look at the data produced by 1.USA.gov and discover new uses for the information.
NASA grants 150 of their Twitter followers the chance to have a behind the scenes tour and viewing of the final shuttle launch.
Data.gov celerated the bsecond anniversary of its launch. The site housed 389,000 data sets on the day of the anniversary.
The White House announced Data.gov will transform from simply a website housing data to a cloud platform. The change shows an effort to increase the number of web and mobile applications that can be developed from datasets across the federal government.
A Mobile App that helps veterans get information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is downloaded by 5,0000 veterans. It helps returning soldiers track their symptoms, gives on-the-go ways to manage PTSD, and links them with resources and support.
A group of disaster relief specialists and game designers have created GameSave, a hackathon in Seattle to design games to teach people the fundamentals of emergency relief.
During spring flooding of the Mississippi River, FEMA used their blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts to make the public aware of important emergency preparedness tools and emergency updates issued on both http://www.ready.gov and http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
Ignite Smithsonian 2011session was called "Citizen History: Making History with the Masses"
GobiernoUSA.gov Mobile Apps Gallery features 7 mobile sites in Spanish & 2 iPhone apps
The General Services Administration released new social media guidelines for all agency social media publications. The update even included a checklist of everything to consider before and after engaging the public through social media.
TechStat Accountability Sessions improve Federal IT transparency and accountability.
New app enhances Open Gov initiative.
FedMentors uses interactive tools to "pass the torch" from experienced federal workers to their rising counterparts.
Updates make it easier to spot true government resources.
U.S. Department of State launched @USAbilAraby Twitter to reach Arabic language speakers in the Middle East.
Through Challenge.gov the Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program asked for the public’s help in designing posters for their new campaign. The campaign aims to increase absentee voting amongst troops, their families, and other citizens living abroad.
Foreign Assistance Dashboard, a new platform devoted to making it easier than ever for policymakers, civil society, and the public to understand U.S. investments and their impact around the globe. Created by State Department
They join The National Nuclear Security Administration and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Also In September, the F.C.C. announced that part of the reboot of FCC.gov would involve using Drupal. The system is famously deployed at WhiteHouse.gov as well.
Under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act (H.R. 1722), agencies will have 180 days to establish a policy on working outside the office, identify eligible employees and inform them of the option. The law also requires agencies to name an official to manage telework programs, and incorporate the policy into plans for continuing essential services during natural disasters or other emergencies.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner's blog, Treasury Notes, went live on Monday, part of a redesigned Treasury.gov website and a renewed presence for the department on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
GSA will be the first federal agency to entirely migrate email and collaboration to the cloud, in partnership with Google.
Foursquare is location-based social networking software for mobile devices that lets users explore their surroundings by "checkin-in" to different locations. GSA's Center for New Media signs up social media providers to be used on Apps.gov
NARA issues “Guidance on Managing Records in Web 2.0/Social Media Platforms” (NARA Bulletin 2011-02):
FEMA and the National Hurricane Center among sites refreshed with links to disaster aid
Moves forward towards embracing mobiles, smartphones, iPhones and Androids