Concur whole-heartedly. This is where all my most highly trusted intra-agency contacts can be found. I may be slanted a bit to much to the left on this one, however I have come to the conclusion that – if you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you are likely not someone who understands business (including government) culture today.
When I was with DHS, LinkedIn was available for a long period and then went away. I made a “soft conclusion” was that it was around while the former CIO was building his connections and then, with the Administration change, the new CIO didn’t share that motive.
Coupling the two comments together and expanding upon point number one – when the agency intranet is too kludgy to store out-of-agency POCs using MS Outlook or other, LinkedIn provides the platform – much like GovLoop – to get real business done.
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