Andrea DiMaio

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Obama’s Victory Speech: Why Change and Forward is Not Enough for Government IT

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 8, 2012  |  Comments Off

Like many people around the world, I listened to the US President’s speech after his victory at the last election. I found one sentence particularly inspiring: “America is not about what can be done for us. It is about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of […]

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From E-government to Open Government: Back to the Future

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 27, 2010  |  6 Comments

On May 25 and 26 I did attend the World Congress on Information Technology held in sunny, chilly and beautiful Amsterdam. This was a massive event with more than 4000 delegates and over 300 speakers organized on eight parallel tracks, covering themes like health, safety, mobility, energy and so forth. I had the pleasure of […]


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US Open Government Directive is Disappointing

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 8, 2009  |  29 Comments

Earlier today, the US federal government issued the long-awaited Open Government Directive, as requested in an executive memo issued in January by President Obama. The directive covers the three principles of transparency, participation and collaboration set out in the executive memo, and outlines a series of actions that agencies must take over the next 120 […]


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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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