Central Government

Exactly how digital do we need our leaders to be?

This is a cross post with Catherine's own blog. To read the original go here. I have had a fascinating week – firstly at the LGA Annual Conference and then at an APCC event to brief Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates (other briefings included Sir Hugh Orde and the heads of both SOCA and the new NCA so it was an ...

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10 ways to make council meetings better: #piug12

At the Public-i User Group on Monday we spent our afternoon discussing 'Rebooting Democracy'. It was a stimulating, wide-ranging discussion that ended on a focussed note as we drew up a list of the things we'd change about council meetings and things we'd keep the same. I thought I'd draw the changes into a list, below. ...

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A single European Identity: what SSEDIC is all about

One of the things we like talking about at Public-i is identity . That's because, for governmental authorities - whether local, regional, national or supra-national - it's a big deal. After all, having confidence that the people you are engaging online are relevant to you is important. To give a blunt example, there's no point having ...

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Reflecting on the LG Annual Conference

We were at the LG Annual Conference last week and I just wanted to capture some observations. Firstly - and most notably - it's the first time that a serving prime minister has been there and it did bring a frisson to delegates. It was clear, however, that the audience for his speech was not ...

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Alphagov – actual agile stuff from government

I was at the alphagov pre-launch event last week as a representative of the 'social media types who work with local govenment' category (i think!) - very interesting!! For those of you who don't know - alphagov is the project answer to Martha Lane Fox's entirely sensible suggestion that you need one government website and not ...

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