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Climate Science and Public Policy

1. Climate Science and Public Policy (Part 1): New Challenges in a Web 2.0 World In the first of two presentations (February 18), Rod Dobell and Justin Longo will discuss the flow of results from climate science into the formation of public policy in light of three new developments that alter the context for public… Read more »

Social Networks Description

ESPECIALLY as related to the government: http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/technology/social_networks.shtml Social Networks and Government What are Social Networks? Social networking sites are websites that connect people. In these online communities, people can join (for free) and at a minimum, establish a page with their profile. The most popular, MySpace and Facebook, also have groups, which are feature–rich chat… Read more »

Federal Eye: Clinton-Era Census Director Coming Back?

Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, who served as director of the U.S. Census Bureau from 1998 to 2001, is a leading candidate to serve as director once again, according to an administration official and several people familiar with the Census process. During an interview this morning on CNBC, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) said “The person that the… Read more »

The quest for citizenship in America

From Bunker Hill to Basra: Quest For Black Citizenship In The Americas Thank you for that kind introduction. I’m honored beyond words that you have invited me here today to help commemorate Black History Month. I’m also honored that a kid from a small farm in East Texas has been given the opportunity to do… Read more »

‘Even if you’re on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there.’ Will Rogers Here we are collaborating like mid-day mad-dogs and, as Katrina and the Waves said, ‘Don’t it Feel Good’. Pardon the buzzwords but, I think collaboration can become one of our core competencies. As we learn lessons and… Read more »

Human Capital Management Techniques to Enforce Use of Social Media

Ok, so in support of my masters thesis, I’m hoping some of you can give me some ideas. The Intel Community actually is using great social media tools right now, including Intellipedia and blogs, but also a new Facebook equivalent called A-Space. The IC has touted these tools openly in the press as their way… Read more »

Top 10 Reasons You Should Want to be Secretary of the Department of Commerce

In light of recent developments some suggestions on finding the elusive DOC Secretary. Top 10 Reasons You Should Want to be Secretary of the Department of Commerce 10. Yanno that phone number that you call to get the time…yep you’re in charge of it. 9. You get to be in charge of the National Institute… Read more »

Free (or almost free) Collaboration Software

A few months ago I peeked at DimDim, the FREE, web-conferencing application targeting WebEx and Adobe Connect. In the intervening months, the developers have been a busy lot, adding features only found in high-end software e.g. host-transfer, recording, audio/video, MAC support, and integrated teleconferencing. We’ve seamlessly run training sessions with colleagues as far afield as… Read more »