Bev Godwin

  • Social Networking and the Federal Government

    Social networking and Web 2.0 — everybody is trying to figure out how to use it effectively — including federal agencies. The usa.gov team is actually surveying users to see what they think. Bev Godwin…

  • Federal Web Managers Conference: Stanton & Godwin

    This year’s Web Manager University is history, but as always the presentations were loaded with the latest information for Federal web managers. Today I played highlights of the presentation on “Citizen Participation and Engagement.” The…

  • GSA’s Bev Godwin helping agencies meet Open Government Directive

    From “GSA riding to the rescue of agencies on Open Government” on FederalNewsRadio.com: “If you manage web or IT resources for a federal agency, its very likely you know that you and your bosses are…

  • General Services Administration providing tools for “collaboration explosion”

    January 27th, 2010 The number of tools to allow government personnel to collaborate has “exploded,” says Dave McClure, Associate Administrator for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications at the General Services Administration. His team…

  • Fed web managers preview cool new tools

    The 2010 Government Web and New Media Conference continues today at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown, D.C. Some of the federal government’s top web managers and producers are getting a look at some new, cutting edge tools now being developed for federal websites by a new unit of the General Services Administration.

  • Federal web managers introduce cool tools for your agency to use

    Some of the federal government’s top web managers and producers are seeing some new, cutting edge tools.

  • GSA to launch open government apps platform

    The innovation challenges platform will help your agency get creative ideas and be more open and transparent.

  • GSA Platform Will Generate Ideas for Improving Government

    A new online platform from the General Services Administration is helping federal agencies generate creative ideas for improving government while also improving openness and transparency, a White House directive. GSA officials say the Innovation Challenges Platform provides agencies with a way to lower the barriers for government’s use of prizes and challenges by providing a platform at no cost that simplifies the public engagement process for both agencies and the public.

    It allows the public to suggest and discuss solutions to government problems.

    The platform is currently being used for AppsforHealthyKids.com.

    Director of new media and citizen engagement at the agency Bev Godwin says, there are a lot of different benefits that agencies can derive from such challenges, one of the most important being that they only pay for the solution.

  • Feds flock to Web app to create short links

    Increasingly, federal workers are turning to a simple new Web application that makes short work of extremely long website addresses. The General Services Administration created the app at little cost by working with the Drupal programming community. The Library of Congress is one of the satisfied users who have found that the Web link shortener has helped drive traffic to one of its most popular items.

  • Agencies to challenge citizens for solutions

    GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.