Could use a little help from my (Govie) friends
October 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm #113893
Hey Folks,My name is Joseph Porcelli and I facilitate http://OurBorder.Ning.com, a DHS managed social network where members connect and work collaboratively with each other and DHS personnel to address border issues.I'm reaching out to you today because I need some rock-star govie support in taking the conversations to the next level.Since you are familiar with DHS and familiar with how GovLoop works, I'm hoping you be willing to help me seed, nudge, and facilitate conversation based on what you know and or are interested in on Our Border. Please take a look, join, and jump in if you are so inclined.I would also appreciate any feedback you'd be willing to share with me about the site.Thanks,Joseph PorcelliU.S. Customs and Border ProtectionOffice of Public AffairsDisclaimer: I'm also involved and represent other organizations and projects here on GovLoop. I'm a newbie to DHS.
October 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm #113905
Discussion Border Issues Communications ?
TO: Joseph Porcelli
I am not a govie, but may be able to help you with discussing "Border Issues" to develop actionable knowledge.
"Border Issue" is not just one issue, but more than one issue, isn't it.
"Communications Technology" , versatile and inexpensive, in a different topical area, but within homeland security, which is "emergency response & preps " for hurricanes and tornado can do "double duty" for border issues also in the top priority areas.
I am working on the "technology" and "social network" topics linked to "emergency response & preps" with 7 key sub-topics identified in the Virginia Emergency Response Plan, recently discussed in a 2 day event in July at Hamton Road (Norfolk, VA) area.
Since this topic has a link to "Gulf Coast" region, same as for our Chesapeake Bay (tri-state) region, it would be logican to connect the "border issue" discussions via a Private Public Partnership (PPP) element for funding as is a requirement of Stimulous Package (SP) .
This funding element is now on the table at the state agency levels. both for the Gulf Coast region (Texas anchor ?) and in our area Cheasapeake Bay Region (DC-MD-VA anchor) ?
Make sense ?
If yes, link ?
October 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm #113903
I think I am following what you are saying here, yes, emergency preparedness is a "border issue" as much as a national issue.
Yes, also, social networking can be used for a emergency preparedness and I happen to have lots of experience with this. Check out my work in Boston with using social networks for emergency, crime, and good ol' community building. This may be helpful to you in "operationalizing" your model.
October 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm #113901
Thanks for your note.
To follow up, I like to suggest we figure out someway to link with a few people in following key agencies if possible.
(1) Homeland Security
Here is some addtional background info your information on where I am with this topic relating to the "Emergency Response & Preparation".
Question 01: If you are at Homeland Security ageny, it is best we start with this agency on this topic for follow up.
Do you have a contact person at HQ whom I can invite for our Nov event here at Falls Church VA which is a meet up group as follows :
"Link with New Technology Network for Nov 9 Happy Hour at Falls Church for future joint events perhaps at Soundry Vienna ?
New Tech Happy Hour - Nov 9, 2010
Tue 5:30 PM Location
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
How to find us
"Walking Around the Bar"
Hello Organizing Committee,
Come to this or send someone to discuss joint event at Soundry Vienna as discussed for December/January time frame ?
I plan to attend this.
Question 02: Can you have a look at my recently uploaded website,
http://waldenthree.net (have a look at the project I am in the process of develpoing and finding "sponsors" called "Twin Project USA C2C CB & GM (Chesapeake Bay & Gulf Of Mexico). What I have developed is a "model" for PPP (private public partnership) as is the requirement 01 of 2 key requirments to acquire stimulous package grant money now on the table, both at TX region and VA region.
Send me your contact or possible link at Homeland Security at HQ ?
My email: [email protected]
Can you come to this in Falls Church or send someone to discuss joint event at Soundry Vienna as have discussed for December/January time frame ?
I plan to attend this."
October 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm #113899
Avi, let's move this discussion to offline as I'd really like to focus it on my original request. Please message me at Joseph dot Porcelli at DHS dot gov.
October 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm #113897
Yes, please feel free to join and share what you know.
November 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm #113895
Here, it is Michel ...
Sombody among the Administrators of GovLoop sent me "out" ( banned ) without any explanations.
Finally, I sent a mail to "[email protected]" - Mr. Steve Ressler .
His answer finish with " ... If that is your background and the discussion you'like to have, happy to have you engaged" ... I also explain him a security problem I saw with GovLoop ...
He has my differents Mail addresses. But my " [email protected] " is "out".
Now, I am working with [email protected] and under the name of my wife ...
If You need help for searching "anything" ( if aviable ) on the Web ... I.P. addresses, People, Companies or else, I am there. You can also contact me on LinkedIn.
Have a good Week and at Next time.
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