Posts By: Robin Paoli

Chris Christie – a brand reputation case study of transparency in government

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this morning called a live press conference to address allegations, apparently true, that his staff repeatedly closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge as “part of a politically motivated vendetta” against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J. The Governor’s words and actions during this crisis either strengthen his brand… Read more »

DOD Releases Gov 2.0 Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities

Congratulations to all the people inside and outside of DoD and government service who brought us to this point. Following is the news release from the DoD’s press room and a link to the full memo. DOD Releases Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities Today the Department of Defense released a policy… Read more »

Leadership for Vision, Action and Impact (Gov20 L.A.)

Note: I’m live-blogging today’s sessions at the Gov2.0 L.A. City Camp. Our twitter hashtag is #gov20la, and since I’m live-blogging this post is incomplete. Please check back next week for the edited version with more links, plus video, audio, etc. This post references the Harvard Kennedy School’s Government 2.0 Research Survey. If you haven’t taken… Read more »

Gov20 L.A. – Agility for better government

I’m live-blogging today’s sessions at the Gov2.0 L.A. City Camp. Our twitter hashtag is #gov20la, and since I’m live-blogging this post is necessarily incomplete. Please check back next week for the edited version with more links, plus video, audio, etc. Second Life Founder Cory Ondrejka is the lead-off speaker and riffing on the importance of… Read more »

“Smart failures” ~ Gov2.0 interview with Air Force Emerging Technology Chief

“We shouldn’t be afraid to fail.” “Let’s make smart mistakes.” At TWTRCON DC in October, I had an inspiring and enlightening conversation with Air Force Emergency Technology Chief Capt. Chris Sukach. Capt. Sukach not only gave real-world examples of Gov2.0 success and failure, she addressed the need to have a culture of “smart mistakes” head-on…. Read more »

Social Media Advice from WSJ

I’m live-blogging and tweeting an intensive all-day Twitter event in Washington, DC, today. Room is full of influential, high-impact learners and doers from federal agencies, media outlets, and corporations. State Dept. got a huge shout-out from Craig Newmark. Podcast coming later. Two of the most succinct pieces of advice about being online were shared this… Read more »

Craig Newmark talking Gov 2.0 at TWTRCON DC

I’m live-tweeting at @militarytweets if you want to follow the stream. Alan Murray of WSJ is interviewing Craig Newmark about his passion for good government and work helping Gov’t — particularly DoD — embrace social media and the power and effectiveness of social networking. Here’s a link to more plus a photo. Podcast coming later:… Read more »

Spook.gov? Contest ends Wednesday! Re-branding web urls for Gov’t agencies

Al Kamen, Washington Post “In the Loop” columnist, is running a fun and thought-provoking Gov 2.0 contest via his WaPo column. He’s asking readers to submit memorable, succinct, humorous-yet-accurate alternate web urls for Gov’t agencies, such as www.Spook.gov for the CIA. Here are Al’s comments and instructions: What-Dot-Gov? Don’t forget to enter the Loop rebranding… Read more »

Third round of strategy dialogue for Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Review

Do you have opinions about the Transportation Security Administration? TSA’s boss, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of DHS, would like to hear from you. Or maybe immigration is your passion, or disaster recovery — she’s listening. In its continuing robust Gov2.0 process with the public, Homeland Security this week launched its third and final online dialogue concerning… Read more »

FCC & Net Neutrality

Cecilia Kang, reporter for the Washington Post, today gave a preview of the FCC Chairman’s expected remarks on “net neutrality” at the Brookings Institute this coming Monday. If accurate, this signals a big push for content providers and user versus the controllers of bandwidth. Attribution: The Washington Post: breaking news copied in full below. FCC… Read more »