Congress warms up to Web 2.0

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A recent change to congressional rules that will allow members of Congress to set up personal pages on the social networking Web site MySpace.com could accelerate the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies elsewhere in government, according to a speaker today on a panel at the Executive Leadership Conference.

"Once everyone know that that happened, the [chief technology officers] and [chief information officers] have an opportunity t o have a real dialog around it," said William McVay, executive vice president for business development at G&B solutions.

Such cultural shifts are hard for government to make, but, "what sense does it make for the legislative branch to be able to and not the executive branch?" McVay said.

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Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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