Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
September 12, 2012 12:01 AM From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
Following the release of sensitive documents on the WikiLeaks site, the State Department might have clamped down on diplomatic discourse. Instead, the agency got smarter about how it collaborates and shares information, introducing new capabilities under the banner of "e-diplomacy."
The agency's latest internal service is called Corridor, which it describes as a mix of Facebook and LinkedIn. The professional networking service lets State Department employees publish their credentials and find colleagues with common interests.
Other behind-the-firewall capabilities in State's e-diplomacy program include Diplopedia, an enterprise wiki, and Communities@State, for blogging and online communities. Next, the department's Bureau of Information Resources Management is looking to develop a dashboard that will tie together its collaboration tools with internal and external information sources and enable comments and dialogue.