GovLoop Member of the Week: Vanessa Casavant, Communications Writer – Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Thanks so much to Vanessa Casavant for agreeing to be the member of the week this week! How did you get involved in journalism and public affairs? I was actually a really disengaged citizen living in NYC at the age of 21 and pursuing an acting career. I had a temp position in downtown Manhattan… Read more »

Federal Agency Social Media Policy – examples

After asking for examples via Twitter and govloop- here’s what I’ve received: (thanks to Bryan Klein of NIST and Greg Wilson of LMI) Presentation by Alex Koudry (GSA) given at Gov2.0 bootcamp: Government Policy Needs in a Web 2.0 World from Franciel Dept of Navy policy New Media and the Air Force – thanks… Read more »

Federal Eye: VA, Radio Station Clash Over Interview

Executives and lawyers for WAMU radio are demanding an apology from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the immediate return of a reporter’s recording equipment following an incident during a public forum earlier this week at the VA Hospital in Washington. The station contends the action was a violation of the reporter’s first amendment right… Read more »

Join 1,000 leaders from 68 cities and get inspired to build stronger, healthier communities!

Online registration is now open for the 2009 Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) conference May 20-23 at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Wash. Join 1,000 leaders from 68 cities and get inspired to build stronger, healthier communities. Neighborhoods, USA is a national non-profit organization that seeks to build stronger communities by facilitating the development of partnerships… Read more »

Un miracle pascal s’est produit: Bernard Drainville s’exprime enfin

Un miracle pascal s’est produit les amis: le député québécois Bernard Drainville a réagi à une vidéo où l’on voit Barack Obama parlant de pandémie, une information transmise via Twitter. IL A OSÉ UTILISER LE MOT “PANDÉMIE”. @BDrainvillePQ à @Lyne_Robichaud “Merci! Je retiens ceci: pour faire face à une éventuelle pandémie, ça prend des infrastructures… Read more »

Federal Eye: Holder Defends DOJ Following Stevens Dismissal

In his first television interview since taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. defended the integrity and mission of the Justice Department today and said it will continue to prosecute political figures when necessary, despite a federal judge’s dismissal of the conviction of former senator Ted Stevens. “History has shown that the people who… Read more »