Federal agencies appear to be lifting bans on the use of social media tools in the workplace. Only 19 percent of federal workers, compared to 55 percent in 2010, say they are affected by bans on
Simply capturing an image of social media content hosted by third parties isn't a sufficient archiving strategy, says Charley Barth, director of records at the Department of the Navy. Since October
The Navy Department issued a 332-page draft request for proposal (.pdf) Sept. 30 for its massive Navy/Marine Corps Next Generation Enterprise Network. NGEN will replace the Continuity-Of-Service ...
The General Services Administration is using social media tools to build a more participatory and collaborative government, but a GSA Inspector General report (.pdf) dated Sept. 28 finds the
Let's check in on federal telework initiatives. Teleworking is an easy way to boost employee morale, reduce traffic congestion (which in metro Washington, D.C. is significant) and ensure agency
Social media played a central role in protests that drove entrenched rulers out of power in Egypt and Tunisia, says a study from the University of Washington. The paper, principally authored by...
Social media has become an integral component of emergency and disaster response efforts, but these sources of emergency information could also be used maliciously, finds a Sept. 6 Congressional
In light of this month's riots in London and other cities across the United Kingdom, government officials and representatives from social networks met Aug. 25 to discuss options for handling social
To date, the Patent and Trademark Office has avoided $19.8 million in real estate expenses by hoteling its examiners, said Danette Campbell, PTO's senior advisor on telework. PTO's telework strategy
Federal agencies' open government plans all say they want public participation, but few describe how staff will include public input in the decision-making process, finds a report from Washington,