"Dannielle: many congrats, again, on your new position leading the digital revolution at NARA. Thank you for sharing your digital media principles, which are laudatory. I think this is one of your best blog posts yet -- excellent info and insights,…"
"I agree with Bill. One can be Old Gov/New Gov at any chronological age. Being willing to embrace new ideas is the real challenge in this current period of major shifts. Tell New Gov - and themselves - that being engaged in this new…"
"NARA needs to use social media to gather input from around the Federal government on how to reform records management. Your current regulations are unworkable. If every federal employee followed NARA regulations to the letter, we would have no time…"
"That's a great point. Please know that the purpose here is to illustrate an attitudinal conflict in a way that people can relate to, not to perpetuate a false generational divide. (I actually struggled with portraying gender stereotypes.) In…"
"Another generational divide piece on GovLoop. Same old plot: Old Gov won't change and New Gov wants to change everything. But, then Old Gov sees the light and steps aside to let New Gov take over.
Where is "Middle Gov?" The person…"
Dannielle, Thank you for accepting my invite! I am surprised, pleasantly so, that there are so many communication experts here. I am a CIO which is traditionally a computer sci. kind of gig but with the way computing is going I am very happy to have my degree in Communication, someday I might have time to go back and do something as cool as you and get a phD. I did not take the journalism route, but went old school rhetoric. Interesting how that is playing out now that I spend most of my time talking about what we have/are doing in technology. I read your post today and you really hit the nail on the head; keep it honest and real that is what we all want.
Thoughts? Well, as a former Air Force public affairs spec., I'm a little biased. I think the Air Force has always been a little more willing to jump out there and try new things--developing a guide for the use of social media before the other services is a perfect example. However, I will say that when the other services finally got with the program, they came out blazing--and continue to get better. Again, I could be biased as I work closely with their social media folks. :) Perhaps DoD is forced to be more proactive because of our numbers (service members, families and veterans) and the importance of communicating with them.
Since I feel like we have similar interests, I'm curious if you listen to any podcasts and if so, which are your favorites?