Montana’s Recovery Act website just celebrated its first month of reporting its share of the Recovery Act stimulus dollars this week. Funding for the website was passed by the Montana Legislature and signed by the Governor on May 15th, and at the request of the governor, agency reporting will go above and beyond federal requirements set by the Recovery Act.
The state of California launched a redesigned Web portal yesterday with social media-friendly and widget-ready interactive designs. According to State Chief Information Officer Teri Takai, the redesigned portal is meant to be a “one-stop destination” for the over six million visitors per month.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released further guidance on how recipients of stimulus funds must report to the federal government. Central to this updated document, are guidelines on how to define job creation and what technical data requirements must accompany reports due in October.
Arizona’s Information Technology department (GITA) has overhauled its website by incorporating social media and reorganizing information for increased service and transparency.
A report issued earlier today by Deloitte Consulting finds that innovative management, proper monitoring and the use of new technology tools can mitigate fraud and waste in the stimulus funds.
Deloitte Consulting continues their survey of young professionals in the workforce with a look at “Generation Y” employees in state government. In particular, the latest survey compares Gen Y workers in government with their private sector counterparts. The survey finds that Gen Yers are motivated by factors beyond monetary gain and that state governments have a tremendous opportunity to tap eager Gen Y talent to make government more responsive, collaborative and efficient.
The Intelligent Community Forum held its annual awards ceremony and Broadband Economy Summit last week in New York City. A new Intelligent Community of the Year was chosen amid conversations about how cities can incubate local growth in a global recession.
This Monday, April 27, President Barack Obama will open the online doors of his administration to engage the public about Recovery.gov. Touted as an “online dialogue,” the Obama administration wants to know “what ideas, tools, and approaches can make Recovery.gov a place where the public can monitor the expenditure and the use of recovery funds?”