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Editor’s note: I updated with a few items discussed this morning. Find the updated links at the bottom of this post.

I will be moderating a panel on Monday for Bisnow on government 2.0 — and he has an all star panel:

* Dr. Mark Drapeau, Associate Research Fellow at the National Defense University [Twitter ]
* Dan Mintz, Chief Technology Officer for CSC and the former CIO at the Transportation Department [Twitter ]
* Molly O’Neill, former CIO for the Environmental Protection Agency
* Lewis Shepherd, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments [Twitter]

And, of course, you can find all my contacts — blog, Twitter, Facebook , GovLoop, LinkedInfind them all here.

The event is Monday morning at the Tower Club in Tysons, if you are interested in joining us… more information here.

When I speak someplace, I have taken to providing “liner notes,” because there are always links that people want to mention and it can be frustrating trying to write them all down and missing one letter… so I may actually update this after Monday’s session. Some previous liner notes from when I spoke at HHS back in February… and at a ACT/IAC session at FOSE back in March.

One of the big challenges these days in speaking about government 2.0 is that there can be very different levels of understanding. Some people who attend these sessions have a ton o’ knowledge about what government 2.0 is… what web 2.0 tools are… While others barely have aFacebook page. To be honest, I’m not sure what to expect from a Bisnow crowd.

As of now, I’m guessing that we will start somewhat untraditionally — by having the audience talk first… what brought them here… what are they hoping that we will all talk about…

Mintz posted on Twitter tonight what he hopes to talk about:

For BISNOW 2.0 Mon am: (1) Fast sensors, (2) Transactional Cost Economics, (3) Data not systems, (4) Privacy & 4th amend; anything else?

I hope we get to talk about the business implications for the government market growing out of government 2.0, because I think they could be profound.

For those new to this, here are a few recommendations to get you started…

This video, which is a good starting point to what Web 2.0 is… and how it is different.

But some essential readings…

* Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams… This was one of the year books about Web 2.0 — and spurred a government 2.0 project and the National Academy of Public Administration’s Collaboration Project… and many other things. The book is a few years old, but is still almost essential reading if you are thinking about how to do this.

* What Would Google Do? By Jeff Jarvis This book was the subject of the recent Federal News Radio Book Club selection… The name sounds like a Google suck-up, but… it really isn’t. This book does a really good job of capturing the different mind-set changes that go into Web 2.0 — and, by extension, government 2.0.

So we’ll see how the conversation goes tomorrow morning and there may be a part 2 to this post. And I hope you’re able to join us.

UPDATE: After the event, as is always the case, there were items discussed that I did not predict. Here are some of those links:

* Drapeau’s paper: Social Software and National Security. I posted it here … and you can also find a link to it here … and the PDF here.

* EPA’s Jeremy Ames radon videos: I mentioned the EPA radon video contest. You can find more on those here: EPA’s wonderful radon video example

* I mentioned Steve Ressler’s remarkable GovLoop social networking group…

* Former EPA CIO Molly O’Neill mentioned her remarkable EPA Puget Sound wiki. More here .

* I mentioned the National Dialogue seeking ideas on transparency and the stimulus that started this morning… More information here.

* And for the gentleman who was tweeting on his iPhone using the Twitter interface… there are some great Twitter iPhone applications out there. The one I use most is TwitterFon.

* Finally, I should note that Mark Bisnow was named by Washingtonian as one of DC’s Tech Titans.

I think those are the items that were mentioned. Let me know if I missed anything.

Written by cdorobek

April 26, 2009 at 9:46 PM