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Tim Merry, co-founder of the Art of Hosting and one of the leading voices in stakeholder engagement, shared a few thoughts last night on something he says has been coming up in his work a lot, the “...
Via the Participatory Budgeting group on Facebook, Paolo Spada is asking for contributions to a list of online tools that can be applied in a participatory budgeting context. From the Facebook post:...
Source: USAspending.gov Rightfully so, there’s somewhat of a backlash to the newly re-designed USAspending.gov that launched today. The site has never really lived up to its potential, but...

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Interestingly, two related posts from two local government CIO types pop up in my feed reader within a few days of each other. Firstly, Steve Halliday points to the Solihull digital strategy. Then...

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Source: City of Ferndale A few years ago after I let the first government WordPress theme I created languish, I got an email from City of Ferndale Assistant City Administrator Sam Taylor asking if he...

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House On Tuesday, the White House named former Twitter product lead Jason Goldman as the nation’s first chief digital officer. From Goldman announcing his new role:...

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Join Agile Government Leadership tomorrow via Google Hangout on Air for a discussion on how Salt Lake City is implementing agile development. Panelists Bill Haight, CIO, Salt Lake City Drew Gordan,...

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Photo: Luke Fretwell We started CivicMakers for one simple reason–to connect passionate citizens who are building a better democracy in our communities, workplaces and political institutions. From...

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Source: analytics.usa.gov After reviewing the first iteration of the newly-launched analytics.usa.gov, here are some quick thoughts and takeaways: The federal government fails the mobile-friendly...

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