I’ve been working throughout the day to catch up on what I missed over the past week while I was away with some time off. (I often post while I’m away. It is somewhat surprising when you go places that aren’t hyper-connected.) Shockingly, more than a week later, people are still abuzz about Michael Jackson — really?
Anyway, some of the stories that happened while we were away…
At the PdF Conference, Obama administration CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled the federal IT dashboard, which you can see for yourself at it.usaspending.gov. Kundra had first announced the dashboard down at ACT/IAC’s Management of Change conference about a month ago and has been developed by Herndon, VA-based REI Systems — and very quickly, I might add. When Kundra first unveiled the dashboard at MOC, he had only briefed federal CIOs a few days earlier.
USA.gov had done some very fun public service announcements — one of my favorites was a Wizard of Oz take off. The newest USA.gov PSA is out.
How far have we come? For the Wizard of Oz PSA, I actually had to upload the video to YouTube because GSA officials couldn’t. There were Google terms of service that violated government rules. Those have since been resolved and GSA uploaded thePSA on YouTube — and other video sites — for people to see.