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Events CJD is following (or speaking at) this week — government 2.0 — times two — and procurement

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It is a busy week — the week before inauguration here in DC. But there are all sorts of events this week.

* Government 2.0… Last April, when I was still with Federal Computer Week, I had the opportunity to talk to the Social Media Club-DC… and I’ll be back on Wednesday night as part of a panel talking about government 2.0.

Government 2.0 Part II

Social media is set to make a big splash in 2009 and beyond, especially with President Barack Obama’s administration openly embracing online marketing tactics. What does this mean for government contractors, government focused media outlets, and those actively engaged with government agencies that face challenges around social media adoption? Small and large contractors who focus on military, defense, intelligence, public service and other sectors will all benefit from this open discussion on social media in government. We’ll discuss the overall government strategy and what the potential roadmap for 2009 looks like, how government agencies and contractors have collaborated so far, what works and what doesn’t, how to harness the collective intelligence of people to contribute to government, and what’s next in the relationship between social media and government.

The program is moderated by Steve Radick, a social media guru at Booz Allen Hamilton… and panel members are:
* Mark Drapeau, Associate Research Fellow, National Defense University [Bio here… read his posts herefollow him on Twitter here — he has more than 2,000 followers.]
* Steve Field, a Media Relations Manager at Ground Systems at BAE Systems
* Some guy named Christopher Dorobek

The event is being held downtown. Registration information can be found here.

* Government 2.0… AFCEA’s Bethesda, MD chapter on Wednesday morning is hosting a Web 2.0 session — and they have a remarkable panel. They have Navy CIO Robert Carey, the first CIO blogger and the person who spurred the first government Web 2.0 policy… NASA Goddard CIO Linda Curetin, who is an avid blogger — a CJD must read — and has become one of the most innovative thinkers out there… and then Peter Alterman, GSA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Technology Strategy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. I’m hearing that Alterman will talk about GSA Web 2.0 policies. For example, we’ve told you that feds haven’t been able to post to YouTube — at least not legally, but we hear that there may be a resolution to that. So… we may get word on that.

More information — including a link to register — is all right here… Wednesday morning in Rockville, MD.

* Procurement panel… AFFIRM is holding what promises to be a good luncheon panel discussion Thursday on procurement. Moderated by Robert Burton, formerly the deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now with Venable, the speakers are GSA Acting FAS Commissioner Tyree Varnado, acting OFPP Administrator Lesley Field… among others.

Get more information and register by visiting here… Thursday at lunch at George Washington University.

Written by cdorobek

January 12, 2009 at 10:44 AM

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  1. See you at AFCEA and SMC on Wednesday! Busy day for Gov 2.0 for sure. :-)


    January 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM

  2. […] a comment » I mentioned that I will be at AFCEA’s Bethesda, MD chapter this morning hearing about government 2.0. They […]

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