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Announcing gov20.tumblr.com

This post is about announcing a new project I’ve been working on for the last few weeks.  I’m about to write a roundabout story about why I started a Gov 2.0 tumble log, but if what you really want to know is where this new site is.  It’s at http://gov20.tumblr.com.  You are free to click […]

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NASA

NASA Closed Participatory Exploration Summit

Just yesterday I posted about how impressed I was with the transparency in a recent blog post from Wayne Hale.  And within that post I wondered I wondered if the current workforce in NASA could ever strive be as transparent.  Sadly, as of today the answer is a resounding NO. The latest evidence is in […]

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NASA

Wayne Hale opens up

Over the weekend, Wayne Hale – the recently retired Space Shuttle Program Manager – delivered a magnificently open and transparent blog post titled “Killing Constellation” that covered a lot of ground on the topic of NASA’s human spaceflight program.  There were some amazing insight and stores within his post.  Among them are nuggets about how […]

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Events NASA Speaking

2010 Social Media for Government Conference in Chicago

I’ll be the first to admit that I had my expectations set at a fairly nominal level for Advanced Learning Institute’s latest Social Media for Government event in Chicago this past week.  But it was really a wonderful time.  The smaller size of the event (approximately 50 people) really gave me a chance to make […]

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Events NASA

Speaking at the Social Media for Government Conference in Chicago this week

Probably should have mentioned this previously, but this week I’ll be speaking at the Social Media for Government Conference in Chicago.  I’ll be providing a case study on the WordPress blog I created for NASA Ames Research Center in 2007 (screenshot of that is below), including all the cultural, process, and legal barriers the team […]

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News

Succinct Gov 2.0 definition

I’ve previously blogged about the Gov 2.0 definition that I’ve been using as the basis for my thinking around the topic.  But the other day I found a shorter, to the point definition while surfing the interwebs via John Moore. Government 2.0 is a citizen-centric philosophy/strategy where results are often driven by partnerships between citizens […]

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Events

Thoughts from the 2010 Gov 2.0 Summit

I wasn’t at last week’s Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., but I’ve spoken with a few people that were, read many a blog post, and watched a few talks on YouTube which have sparked a few thoughts.  By the way…as is becoming typical of Gov 2.0 conferences and events, Alex Howard has put together […]

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Events NASA

Reflecting on the NASA IT Summit

I spent all of last week at the Gaylord National Resort Conference Center outside of Washington, DC with fellow NASA technologists and NASA I.T. partners.  I can give you a full play-by-play, but Alex Howard already did a commendable job of that.  I strongly suggest you read his post for a solid overview.  What I […]

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News

Jumpstart yourself into the world of Gov 2.0

If you’re new to the Gov 2.0 world or looking to immerse yourself in what’s going on, go here for the best jumping off point: http://www.socialbrite.org/2010/08/10/cool-gov-2-0-sites-you-dont-know-about/ I want to echo the sentiment in the post about the stuff Alex Howard writes on the O’Reilly Radar blog.  Back in April, when I started up again at […]

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Game Changer: Google Apps gains FISMA Certification

One thing I’ve noticed since returning to NASA a few months ago is that the federal government is completely obsessed with cloud computing.  From the casual hallway conversations to the multi-hour strategic planning sessions, it is impossible to have a verbal I.T. related interaction without “cloud computing” being mentioned within that exchange. Which is why […]