Maiden voyage

Like the Titanic, this is my maiden voyage in the realm of blogging, and I hope not to hit any icebergs. I am very fond of my husband, Ed, and my first born, Eddie, who are already onboard here. I am also very fond of my younger son, Ian, who has not worked with the… Read more »

Hello, I’m back

We are back in business and got internet access again (after 6 weeks cut off). Welcome world, its lonely in the saddle when the horse is out….

Check out the new NIST YouTube Channel!

http://www.youtube.com/usnistgov NIST solves science and technology problems today so that U.S. industry and science can produce the improved products, services, and technologies of tomorrow. From atomic clocks and online banking to mammograms and cellphones, NIST supports U.S. innovation through research, standards, business services, and other programs. Name: NIST City: Gaithersburg MD / Boulder CO Country:… Read more »

The Ideal Professional Network

How do you know what a good professional “network” looks like? Is it the quality of information sharing? Is it the professional connections you can make? Is it the personal connections you can make? Is it the access you have to new opportunities? Is it the ability to add a line to your resume? YGL… Read more »

Mars Rover Tweeter Shares Her Experience with Using Social Media to Promote Gov. 2.0

How can Social Media transform government? What role does Social Media play in achieving government transparency? A panel of experts recently met in Mountain View, California to discuss ways Social Media can change federal and local government. The discussion centered around various strategies and the participants shared their experiences of current Social Media usage in… Read more »

Goverati Stand Tall

Cross-posted on Communicators Anonymous There has been quite a bit of talk lately about the “goverati” – a term coined by Dr. Mark Drapeau. “What is the goverati? It is made up of people with first-hand knowledge of how the government operates, who understand how to use social software to accomplish a variety of government… Read more »

Information Sharing in Government vs. Open-Source; Web 2.0, NIEM and Outer Space

I had the privilege of spending many hours over the past several days immersed in expert discussion about Information Sharing, from several different perspectives. In the “open source” Web 2.0 community (at last week’s Potomac Techwire Internet Outlook 2009 event), the consensus seems to be that there’s a short period of “wait and see” ahead… Read more »