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UK PRESTO

By Rick Jelliffe
August 16, 2010

From the Cornell Law School's blog, Head of e-Services and Strategy at The (UK) National Archives, John Sheridan has written on the launch of Legislation.gov.uk. and mentioned this blog! A major influence on legislation.gov.uk was a blog posting by Rick...

The potential of Healthcare.gov

By Andy Oram
July 1, 2010

Healthcare.gov from the Department of Health and Human Services provides an example of the goals behind opening up data--not data for data's sake, but data as a tool people can use to get more involved in policy, have an impact on civic life, and hopefully make their own lives better along the way.

Gov 2.0 Week in Review

By Alex Howard
June 20, 2010

This week's Gov 2.0 comes as the nation comes to grips with the expanding scope of its worst environmental disaster in living memory, as the extent of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico becomes more clear. Despite the dire circumstances, the fact that I was able to stream President Barack Obama's first address to the nation from the...

Making Site Architecture Search-Friendly: Lessons From whitehouse.gov

By Vanessa Fox
January 22, 2009

Guest blogger Vanessa Fox is co-chair of the new O'Reilly conference Found: Search Acquisition and Architecture. Find more from Vanessa at ninebyblue.com and janeandrobot.com. Vanessa is also entrepreneur in residence at Ignition Partners, and Features Editor at Search Engine Land. Yesterday, as President-elect Obama became president Obama, we geeky types filled the web with chatter about change. That change of...

change.gov Becomes whitehouse.gov

By Tim O'Reilly
January 20, 2009

In all the excitement of the inauguration today, I wanted to call out one amazing success story. Today, change.gov became whitehouse.gov. For those of us in tech, this is an amazing affirmation. Not only did the Web 2.0 principles of user-engagement, viral outreach, rapid development, and real-time intelligence help Obama to win the presidency, he's bringing the same principles and...

It's Not Over: We are "the change we need."

By Tim O'Reilly
November 22, 2008

Like a lot of people, I was feeling a bit of post-partum letdown after the election. Those of us who were really engaged, following the polls, making calls to undecided voters, arguing out the merits of the candidates, experienced a bit of a vacuum after the election. Doonesbury summed it up pretty well: "I've been on a constant news drip...


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