Utah's newly upgraded portal has been online since Tuesday afternoon. The new site features six special interest portals and a more robust set of RSS newsfeeds. iGov.Utah.gov promotes more participatory government. Readers can also easily adjust the font size on the portal, a feature for those who may have trouble with smaller fonts.
Right after the French rejected the European Constitution and before the Dutch rejected it, the European Commission adopted its first initiative under the renewed Lisbon Strategy. The initiative, i2010, promotes a unified strategy for the information society and media services within the EU. Here's the new i2010 website.
I think Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen must be the first governor with his own podcast. It's certainly a new way for a governor to communicate directly with the people. I guess he also has a blog, but it only has two posts so far, nothing since May 22nd.
While in Barcelona, I met Alex Heichlinger, a senior researcher for the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). EIPA is promoting a common assessment framework to be used by government organizations improve the quality of what they do.