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By the Tweets: Government Digital Communications Tour

By Kelsey Lund, Marketing Communications Specialist, GovDelivery

GovDelivery's digital communications tour is in full swing! Over the last month we’ve visited Oakland, CA and Austin, TX, sparking conversations on the value of technology, outreach, and communications in government, as well as strategies to increase that value. We’ve hosted many innovative, successful…


Added by Mary Yang on March 26, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

USDA, Navy to Discuss Future Biofuel Procurement

The departments of the Agriculture and Navy are set to announce new biofuel procurement opportunities at a summit scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday in San Diego.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will make the announcement from Washington via teleconference, trade association and summit host BIO said Monday.

Chris Tindal, director opf…


Added by Ross Wilkers on December 10, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

2013 Technology Innovation Predictions - What's Yours?


1) Virtual engagements will become the norm - Immersive Virtual Environments (IVR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Digital Web-based Platforms (DWbP) will take off like a rocket this year.…


Added by Adam Arthur on March 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

CDC's Newest Virtual Event: Open to Everyone - August 27-28, 2012

Join colleagues online to experience CDC's newest virtual event for 2012, the Public Health Informatics: Model Best Practices Virtual Meeting - streaming to your desktop. This immersive, virtual event will feature sessions and other exclusive content that will concentrate on the…


Added by Adam Arthur on August 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

No talk, all action: Startup Weekend e-Government and building tech solutions govt and citizens need

As we’re all aware, e-Government is an emerging opportunity of epic proportions. Between the former USCTO Aneesh Chopra's open data agenda, current USCTO Todd Park's doubling down of this agenda, USCIO Steve VanRoekel's Shared Services Strategy, and a myriad of other new initiatives calling all innovation in focused industries we will soon see rapid growth in the e-government world.

To further the quality and…


Added by Mack Kolarich on May 31, 2012 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

How Did Caine's Arcade Get Famous?

By now, you’ve probably heard of Caine Monroy, a nine year old boy who built a carnival-like arcade out of cardboard boxes in his dad’s auto shop. The short documentary was viewed more than 4.5 million times in just a week, netting him a $152,000 scholarship, a non-profit foundation to help kids reach their…


Added by Jon Lee on April 19, 2012 at 10:29am — 5 Comments

How Event Polling Best Reaches Target Constituencies

Government, by necessity and obligation, must understand the competing interests and ideologies of the variety of identity groups that it serves. Put another way, those who are in charge must always have an ear to the ground if they want to remain in charge.

That being said, there is no silver bullet in terms of reaching and hearing everybody. There will always be a vocal minority who attempts to dominant the conversation, and in turn, the policy…


Added by Robert Singleton on March 21, 2012 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Join Live Event

CDC will launch a hard-hitting national tobacco education campaign, called “Tips from Former Smokers.” The campaign features real people living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities, and encourages all smokers to quit. Watch the event live and/or follow @CDCTobaccoFree on Twitter to meet special guests featured in the campaign, and get a first look at campaign ads. Follow and use #CDCTips in your tweets for this event.

Live Webcast,  Thursday, March 15, 12:30 p.m., EDT:  …


Added by CDC Tobacco Free on March 14, 2012 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

Code Across America

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From February 24 through March 4, passionate citizens around the country will come together to "Code Across America" -- to make their cities even better. In over a dozen cities, there will be hackathons to build civic apps, "brigades" to deploy existing apps, unconferences to plan for the year ahead, and meetups to strengthen the community. Five of these cities are CityCamp cities.…


Added by Kevin Curry on February 21, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Offsite ice breaker: the only one I've ever found to be useful

I wrote yesterday about "How to run a better offsite meeting or tour". And a good comment was posted asking if I had any suggestions for good ice breakers (basically). And my answer is: I've only ever experienced one that I felt had any value.


Typically exercises are cliches like "Tell us one thing about you that no one would…


Added by Christopher Stevenson on June 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

My Cup of IT - Belly Up to the Blog

By Steve O'Keeffe


Fancy a pint? Aren't those the three most alluring words in the dictionary?

And, you thought I was i-teetotal? This week's installment is more of a shot than a beer.

If you’re in the D.C. area on June 9, please stop by Ireland’s Four Provinces in Falls Church to raise a Guinness and help celebrate…


Added by MeriTalk on June 8, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

My Cup of IT – Alan Greenspan – CIO ♥ CFO

By Steve O'Keeffe

Tech is Uncle Sam’s Rodney Dangerfield - we don’t get no respect. Why? We know the budget of everything and the cost for nothing - how is it the Department of Energy doesn’t know its electricity bill? Truth is, IT’s techno babble and messy metrics turn off CFOs.

We already get $80 billion each year - so who cares, right? Well, Mr. Kundra should. OMB promises huge IT cost savings. But,…


Added by MeriTalk on June 2, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments

If the Government Shuts Down, Should I Go to That Conference?

Authored by Sean Tucker


It's a simple question – if the government shuts down, should I still go to an event where the speaker is a government employee? – but no one seems to have a simple answer.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) referred us to the…


Added by Elliot Volkman on April 8, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Nick Goes to Washington?

After a successful keynote at the Next Generation of Government Summit in Washington earlier this month I've been invited back to deliver another by the (US) Federal Communicators Network (FCN) and Govloop.

FCN is providing a venue, Govloop is dishing out breakfast, and I am left to raise the capital for the travel myself.… Continue

Added by Nicholas Charney on July 21, 2010 at 9:20am — 9 Comments

Hashtags make or break an event (on Twitter, that is)

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It should simply be another step in the event management process to select and promote an appropriate Twitter hashtag for any contemporary event.

I attended the 2010 Women’s Summit in Reno, Nevada, on June 1. Attendees were very excited for keynote speaker Michelle Obama and several expert panels, and were tweeting…

Added by Kristy Dalton on June 7, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Early Registration is Open for Gov 2.0 Expo

Just a quick note to let everyone know that early registration is now open for Gov 2.0 Expo, happening May 25-27, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center in DC.

Gov 2.0 Expo will be the technology event for 21st Century government, giving government employees and contractors access to the practical tools, in-depth training, and industry contacts needed to answer the new mandate for transparency, efficiency, and cost containment.

Register today at… Continue

Added by Jaimey Walking Bear on February 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Modern Communities - No Longer Exclusive Clubs

I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of community and how this applies to the digital world. It is something that a lot of people talk about, but I fear it is from learning the buzz words instead of from real understanding.

The concept of a community is not new. In fact it is very old. Humans have always had the need to be part of a group. In modern life we have home owners associations, hobby groups, sports teams, church groups, civic organizations, fraternities/sororities and… Continue

Added by Lovisa Williams on January 22, 2010 at 11:16pm — 3 Comments

Getting Big Things Done in Government

The eagerly anticipated new book from Bill Eggers (director for Deloitte Research) and co-author John O'Leary Getting Big Things Done in Government(Research Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School) titled "If We Could Put a Man on the Moon...Getting Big Things Done in Govt," is being launched in a 2-hour event tomorrow at the Grand Hyatt, DC.

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Added by Sara Cope on November 17, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

Government 2.0 Public Sphere Camp

Whilst the US and UK are enjoying their Sunday, here in Australia a group of Government 2.0 pundits, public servants and politicians will be attending our first Government 2.0 Public Sphere Camp in the nation's capital Canberra in parliament house on Monday 22 June 2009.

The event features a range of speakers, including several Australian Federal Ministers, who will be making a… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on June 21, 2009 at 1:26am — No Comments

A great seminar for those in the Boston area!

Defense Systems Magazine is putting together the annual Defense Systems Seminar Series in the Boston Area. It's a FREE seminar for Government and Military Attendees.

Don't miss your chance to attend this intensive half-day seminar. Explore the challenges of Information Assurance in an interactive forum.

You will learn to:

Engage with peers and expert faculty on the military’s Information Assurance strategies and its role in cyber… Continue

Added by 1105 Govt Information Group on June 9, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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