Andrea DiMaio

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US Federal CTO Quits: R.I.P. for Open Government?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 30, 2012  |  3 Comments

The last blow to the open government cause in the US federal government just came from the resignation of Aneesh Chopra as the US Government CTO and one of the driving forces behind the 2009 Open Government Directive. Last yeat his deputy, Beth Noveck left, followed a few months later by the US federal CIO […]


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Open Government May Be Flying Too High to Meet Today’s Needs

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 11, 2011  |  4 Comments

On August 8 the US Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra published a blog post about the future direction of the federal open government initiative. The post praises the current initiative (and in particular), makes reference to the international efforts started with the Open Government Partnership, and asks three questions to gather input from external stakeholders: […]


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How Much Innovation Is Enough for Government?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 25, 2010  |  5 Comments

When the new US administration took office at the beginning of 2009, all of us working in IT were positively surprised by the breath of fresh air that came from President Obama’s executive memo on Open Government, which would later morph into the Open Government Directive, and the appointment of young, capable and energetic individuals […]


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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Government 2.0 in 2009

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 29, 2009  |  17 Comments

Almost inevitably the last few days of the year feature an impressive number of lists – on newspapers, magazines, web sites, radio and TV programs – about the best and the worst that happened during the year that is about to end. As 2009 is my first full year as a blogger, I could not […]


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Lots of Enthusiasm Around the Open Government Directive: I Wish I Were Wrong

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 10, 2009  |  1 Comment

I just read a long list of kudos to the Open Government Directive by people I respect and admire, all praising the almost historical dimension of this document and all convince that it will trigger sustainable change in how governments and citizen will relate to each other. My post on the directive has been of […]

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A Few Questions While Waiting for the Open Government Directive

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 14, 2009  |  3 Comments

As announced by US Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra during the Gov 2.0 Summit (see NextGov article), the US government is about to release an Open Government Directive, further to President Obama’s executive memo dated January 21st. According to a recent NextGov article, The directive will lay out a structured schedule for the release of data […]


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The (Not Too) New Kid On The Block in D.C.: Gartner’s McClure Moves To The GSA

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 18, 2009  |  1 Comment

I have been willing to post about this since when I knew, but wanted to wait for the official news. My (now former) colleague and friend Dave McClure, who has been managing and research VP in the Gartner government research team, is starting his new job at the General Services Administration, as Associate Administrator for […]

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Vivek Kundra’s Resume: Much Ado About Nothing?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 14, 2009  |  10 Comments

Over the last two days, the blogosphere has witnessed an interesting debate about whether Vivek Kundra’s resume is entirely accurate and sufficient for his current role as U.S. Federal CIO. It all started with a blog post by John Dvorak, where he casted doubts about Vivek’s academic achievements and his experience outside the public sector, […]


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New US Federal CTO Shares His Priorities: Good Ideas, Hard To Implement

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 4, 2009  |  Comments Off

Aneesh Chopra, the recently appointed CTO for the US Federal Government, made a speech at the ACT/IAC Management of Change Conference, which was very well received, at least judging from the enthusiastic tweets and Facebook messages that I’ve read. In listing his priorities in his new role, he mentioned three areas that seem quite interesting […]

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US Federal CIO Shows A Conservative Attitude On Social Media

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 29, 2009  |  Comments Off

I used to be Facebook friend with Vivek Kundra, the US Federal CIO, when he was the CTO in Washington DC. His page would include a nice mixture of personal and professional information. As far as I recollect, he was not very active on his Facebook wall, but his presence is something I would have rated […]

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