Harro Ranter, Senior Knowledge Consultant for the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management is happy to announce that his agency has recently started a RSS news channel. Wide and immediate dissemination of their news is vital since the agency is responsible for mobility policy in the Netherlands and for protection against floods or falling water tables.
The ministry's experimental news feed of news articles (in Dutch) can be read at their VenW News website. The feed is also parsed to a news headlines index page and to their news archive. It is a exemplary model showing how governmental agencies can publish their news to their own site.
We know of at least one other application of RSS in the Dutch government. Minister of Finance, Gerrit Zalm, has kept a business weblog since May.