Steve Radick

Andy – I didn’t mean to imply that we should enforce uniformity, as much as enforcing re-use. I don’t think, for example, the EPA should be FORCED to use the GSA licensing agreements, but they should be forced to justify why they would need a separate, unique one that would require more work to get done. There isn’t nearly enough re-use and collaboration among agencies – this is just one example. Yes, each agency is somewhat unique, but we must break this culture where every other agency is an adversary instead of a partner. We’re seeing some of this across the government in the social media world, whether we’re talking about the Web Manager’s Council, the Social Media SubCouncil, or the DoD’s All Services Social Media Council – we should be encouraging this sort of sharing and collaboration across ALL areas of technology, not just social media.