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Repeat of my Introduction – Originally Posted June 26th

Hi, there. My name is Yun-Mei Lin, and I currently work for the USDA Forest Service, in Albuquerque, NM. Personally, I have been involved in multiple Social Media networks, but have only recently discovered that businesses and government agencies are actually starting to utilized these tools to enhance communication and productivity. I am a majorRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.25.2009

Yes, 06.25.2009 … I am running a bit behind. What with Farrah and Michael and Cap and Trade … what’s a girl to do? Oh, and I have a suggestion for our next GovLoop Project of the Week: Design a comprehensive, fool-proof way to rid my roses of Japanese Beetles … I can not tellRead… Read more »

More Enterprise 2.0 Must Haves – Status Updates and Measurement

Happy Friday! Here’s the last two enterprise 2.0 principles from my recent guide. Principle #9 – Status Updates Consumer social networking has driven the status update phenomenon, with most services including function so we can see what our friends, family, coworkers and other associates are up to. While it may seem that the status updateRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Social Media Strategies for DoD and Government (#idga)

Social Media Strategies for DoD and Government held June 23-25, 2009 at the Hilton McClean Tyson’s Corner (IDGA = Institute for Defense and Government Advancement) Here are the Twitter-related stats for this conference followed by the Twitter stream: * 765 tweets * 49 contributors * 109.3 tweets per day * 86.8% come from “The TopRead… Read more »

Initiating a Corporate Social Media Presence – Unleash Your Inner Star Power

Social Media’s a scary animal, especially for companies or organizations that are accountable to stakeholders, policy, law or any other governing entity that exists to mitigate risk. Also, social media is an online collaboration channel and tools domain that’s most appropriately and effectively utilized by humans, i.e. individual personalities (preferably employees) – vs. corporate personasRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Grassley Presses Obama on Watchdogs

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) this week suggested that the Obama administration is attempting to interfere with investigations conducted by government watchdogs and said he will continue to press the White House for information regarding the recent dismissal of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service. “I kind ofRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.24.2009

Good evening! Today’s Tweet stream is about a quarter of the one yesterday, but very interesting. Enjoy. Cordially, Caroline Twitter @WiiPigSooie Blog WiiPigSooie opencode: Open Source #opensource: Hotel WiFi Disservice… http://bit.ly/1WQNm (expand ) 2 minutes ago from web • Reply • View Tweet lhawthorn: Heading for a drink with @msurman to plot world domination ofRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.23.2009

Good evening, I have been working on this summary on and off all day …can we say l.o.q.u.a.c.i.o.u.s.? I had to cut out the posts that were Word – For – Word tweets of conferences. I believe Pam is going to look at posting these; but as for Sweet GovTweets …if you are posting 60Read… Read more »

For Government Contracting, Defining “Inherently Governmental” is Inherently Difficult

By Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D. True story: “We only had 4 days to respond. They wanted a fixed price bid,” my colleague told me over the phone, sighing. A week before I had responded to his hasty proposal text request in the middle of developing a report for one of my own Federal clients. IRead… Read more »

More Enterprise 2.0 Principles (#e2conf)

Busy day today at the Enterprise 2.0 show! I was on a customer panel on social computing earlier today with Microsoft, EA, Battelle, Watson Wyatt, and the MN Dept of Education. I participated by discussing some of the Army’s experience with social computing and communities. Great panel with lots of excellent insights on making enterpriseRead… Read more »