May 4, 2010

Knowledge management in the cloud exists in government right now

Quoting speakers at the recent Knowledge Management Conference, an article at FCW.com says that… “The combination of knowledge management and a cloud computing environment is the likely catalyst for open government” and… “the questions are: Who owns information in the cloud…
April 28, 2010

TCG Supports Intergovernmental Solutions Award Finalist

TCG is pleased to announced that one of the government programs that we support, the Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business’s (BFELoB)  MAX Federal Community, is a finalist for the American Council for Technology (ACT) 2010 Intergovernmental Solutions Awards. The…
January 11, 2010

Learn about the MAX Federal Community

The MAX Federal Community now has almost 27,000 users. This is an incredible achievement, enabling staff across the Federal government to collaborate using some really great technology. FCW is hosting an “eSeminar” all about it, with the Community’s master gardener,…
December 11, 2009

OMB wants your ideas on how to improve federal programs!

Via the ever-vigilant Cornelia Chebinou of the NGP and NASACT: The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has established Partner4Solutions.gov to gather solutions and best practices to improve service delivery, payment accuracy, administrative efficiency, and reduce access barriers in federally…
November 3, 2009

Inside FederalReporting.gov and the Recover Board

GovExec has a very interesting article covering the background, players, and trials in establishing FederalReporting.gov. It includes details on the reuse of EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) system to meet the requirements of the Recovery Act, and how the contractors (CGI…
October 28, 2009

Transparency creates new IT challenges

As the government pushes for more transparency in operations and data delivery, IT departments must be prepared to take on significant challenges, says Dave McClure, GSA’s associate administrator for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications. Those challenges are summarized…

Recovery.gov data in augmented reality on your iPhone/Android phone

Layar is an augmented reality application for iPhone and Android phones, and the Sunlight Labs have now created a layer for the app through which you can browse data from Recovery.gov! “Augmented reality” is a new class of applications that essentially layer…
October 27, 2009

“Facebook” for scientists to be developed

The NIH has funded a new initiative to create a “Facebook for scientists.” The $12.2 million/2 year grant was awarded to a consortium of seven universities, led by the University of Florida, to develop a web resource that will pull together information about…
April 15, 2009

Presentation of NITRC’s Excellence.gov Award

We took a little video of (some of) the NITRC team accepting their Excellence.gov Award yesterday. Included in the video are James Luo, Nina Preuss, David Kennedy, Christian Haselgrove, and Dan Turner. Shoddy camerawork is by me (for which I apologize!).…
April 14, 2009

NITRC projects wins Excellence.Gov Award!

I have some very exciting news: One of our projects has won the overall, top 2009 Excellence.Gov Award! The NIH’s Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) project was recognized for its achievements in helping researchers collaborate to develop even…