Sunday, January 11, 2009

Busy Week: Government and Web 2.0

Due to the inauguration, it seems like most communication associations and groups are having their monthly meetings this week.  Not surprisingly, a lot of the topics center on government agencies current use or the potential uses of Web 2.0 to better connect and engage with citizens. 

Here are two upcoming "can't miss"meetings this week.  

Registration may or may not still be open:

AFCEA Bethesda: Web 2.0 in the Federal Government. (Registration)
Wednesday, January 14th 
Presentation starts at 7:30 a.m. (Coffee and Networking at 6:30 a.m.)
Topics to be discussed:
  • Do you know what federal programs and initiatives are starting to rely on Web 2.o Technologies?
  • How are priorities being impacted or should they be impacted by the increasing presence of Web 2.0?
  • How are CIOs factoring these into strategic planning?

  • Rob Carey, U.S. Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO), will moderate 
  • Brian Burns, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Emerging Technology, U.S. Department of the Navy and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Education
  • Jim Angus, Associate  Director of Communications, OER/ORIS Communications Office, National Institutes of Health
Social Media Club D.C. Government 2.0 Part II (Registration)
Wednesday, January 14th 6:30 p.m - 8 p.m
Topics to be discussed:
  • View of the overall government 2.0 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
  • What's next in the relationship between social media and government
  • Chris Dorobek, Federal News Radio co-anchor, The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris (
  • Mark Drapeau, Associate Research Fellow, National Defense University ( and
  • Steve Field, Media Relations Manager, Ground Systems at BAE Systems (
I'll be posting Twitter updates and a blog post from SMC DC's meeting.  If you're planning to be there, let me know! I may or may not make it to the AFCEA event. Still waiting on confirmation of attendance.

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