Andrea DiMaio

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GSA Awards Implementation To An Unlikely Web 2.0 Player

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 13, 2009  |  3 Comments

Last week GSA awarded an 18 million dollar contract to redesign to Smartronix, a firm headquartered in Maryland, through the Alliant contract vehicle, which was conceived a few years ago (although this is the first contract awarded under the scheme). This looks like a hefty price, although just a slice of the 84 million […]


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by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 3, 2009  |  3 Comments

Some time ago I posted about the innovative initiative taken by the US government to gather ideas about how to build, the web site that is supposed to allow every dollar from the stimulus package to be tracked to relevant outcomes (such as projects and jobs created). According to today’s news, the Recovery Accountability […]


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Let Data Free: Two Great Ideas for

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 3, 2009  |  3 Comments

As indicated in a previous post, ideas about how to develop (the web site reporting about how the ARRA money is being used) are being submitted between April 27th and May 3rd. Browsing through the list of submission (little short than 100 so far), there are two that stem out of the lot for […]


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Crowd-designing Transparency, Innovation or Just Too Big A Problem?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 23, 2009  |  9 Comments

Starting on April 27th, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the OMB in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration will run a national online dialogue to engage leading information technology (IT) vendors, thinkers, and consumers in answering the following question: What ideas, tools, and approaches can make a place where all […]


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What’s More Broadband For?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  March 20, 2009  |  Comments Off

I know I know, this question is counter-intuitive while the US and other countries (such UK and Singapore) deploy or plan to deploy more broadband access as a means to close the digital divide, boost competitiveness, re-ignite the economy, and so forth. It does make sense, at times of recession (or worse) to spend in […]

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The Party Has Started: Gathering Ideas About How To Spend

by Andrea Di Maio  |  February 18, 2009  |  2 Comments

Now that the US President has signed the American Recovery and Re-Investment Act and money must be made available as soon as possible to re-ignite the economy, US states use the Internet to gather ideas from their constituents. One good example is, which allows people to register by their email address and fill a […]


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Obama Administration Stumbles on Transparency

by Andrea Di Maio  |  February 13, 2009  |  5 Comments

I was looking for information about the US stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan) and I finally found it on the blog section of There is post there, inviting to take a look, send thoughts, comments and ideas. I clicked on the link with great expectations and found a page with four further […]


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Stimulus Packages and Consultants: A Tough Question

by Andrea Di Maio  |  February 12, 2009  |  1 Comment

At last, agreement has been reached between the US Congress and Senate about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as noted in a blog entry on the White House web site. This is an extraordinary effort that we all hope will have a positive effect on the economy and will trigger what is required to reignite […]

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