Talking Government 2.0

Originally posted Wednesday 10/8 at http://cparente.wordpress.com: Last week I took part in a fascinating discussion around Government 2.0, i.e. the use of Web 2.0 tools by government agencies. I connected my client Scott Burns of GovDelivery with Mark Drapeau, who has made a name for himself locally by blogging on Government 2.0 on Mashable. Mark... Read more »

Rule #6: “Most meetings contain a very high % of “Mental Masturbation” which can be significantly reduced by the chair creating and following and agenda”

Rule #6: “Most meetings contain a very high % of “Mental Masturbation” which can be significantly reduced by the chair creating and following and agenda” For 25 years peers, bosses, subordinates and my wife have tried to convince me to eliminate the term “mental masturbation” from my vocabulary. I continue to use it not for... Read more »

Federal News Radio interview on Radon Video Contest

Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris interviewed Tom Kelly, my boss, and me today on their show Daily Debrief. Check it out: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/emedia/134135.mp3 Thanks Chris and Amy, as well as Steve and everyone on GovLoop who has helped promote the contest. I promise to do a follow-up blog entry soon. The winning video is on EPA's... Read more »

Whistleblower Protection Act Bill, on Hold?

With last week’s historical bail out bill being passed by the House, most mainstream media missed another piece of legislation that was supposed to have gone to the floor. Now this bill is barely breathing thanks to a handful of republican senators. The final Whistleblower Protection Act bill was blocked the night before the House... Read more »