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Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase 2009 Speaker Presentation Files

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Joan McIntyre (Office of the Director of National Intelligence)
A-Space is a key component of the DNI's Analytic Transformation Program, providing a common analytic work environment that allows analysts to quickly and easily connect with data and colleagues across the Intelligence Community. A-Space allows analysts to share their analytic insights and collaborate throughout the analytic process.
Brian Sobel (InnovationGeo)
The ongoing AreYouSafe initiative mines and mashes-up data, in order to connect one's exact location with detailed local crime stats, to convey real-time relative safety. The resulting visual mediums are heat-maps, and an iPhone app that's a Geiger counter for crime.
Claire Bailey (Arkansas Department of Information Systems )
The State of Arkansas Recovery Portal, mobile and iPhone applications provide transparency into the allocation and expenditure of funds received under the American Recovery and Re-investment Act. The Arkansas Recovery search applications are the most comprehensive in the nation.
Benjamin Strong (U.S. Coast Guard)
The United States Coast Guard Amver (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue) system has made the job of search and rescue easier for the entire world. Rescue coordination centers can quickly contact the United States Coast Guard via a Web based application, and obtain a surface picture of Amver participating commercial vessels that are available to come to the aid of mariners in distress.
Peter Koht (City of Santa Cruz)
Peter Koht of the City of Santa Cruz will discuss how the City is using social media to engage residents in resolving the City’s budget crisis. He will provide best practices for other cities looking to use the technology and insights to Web 2.0 vendors on the issues that local governments are dealing with and the technology they need to address these issues.
Greg Whisenant (GroopVille, Inc.) helps law enforcement agencies communicate more effectively with members of the public using Google Maps and timely, location-based alerts. Since launching in 2007, currently works with more than 600 agencies nationwide and is growing by about 10% each month. Participating cities include Los Angeles County, Boston, San Francisco, San Jose and hundreds of others.
Stephen Schultze (Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard)
Our project brings the government 2.0 movement to the judiciary. RECAP is a project that crowdsources the distribution of federal court documents. This is a departure from the federal courts' system known as PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which is cumbersome and charges fees for access. RECAP helps the public directly share federal court documents, for free.
Chris Willey (D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer)
D.C.'s Office of the Chief Technology Officer had its hands full providing support to 83 government agencies while trying to achieve Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's goal for improved transparency, accountability and cost savings. Spreadsheets that agencies relied upon didn’t adequately support those goals—nor provided the project and database management capabilities to meet compliance or responsiveness.
Kelly Pretzer (San Francisco, Office of Economic and Workforce Development)
In this presentation we will discuss the process, approach and discoveries of San Francisco’s embrace of emerging technology. More specifically, we will look at the DataSF initiative and its quest to make all city data freely, readily and easily accessible via an open source, replicable platform for less than $1,000 capital costs and in six month's time.
Rita King (IBM Analytics Virtual Center)
Cultural diplomacy is no longer exclusively the domain of the physical world. This project explores how foreign policy can augment engagement with Islamic communities worldwide by utilizing complex, nuanced opportunities provided by 3d Immersive spaces.
Noel Dickover (Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), Commercial Technologies & Systems Directorate (contractor))
By bringing experts and expertise together both internally within DoD, and externally with industry by both wiki-based collaboration and crowdsourced requirements development & contracting approaches, the DoDTechipedia Family of Services is making information transparency a reality in finding technology innovations that rapidly address DoD’s technology & capability needs.
Steve Lunceford (Deloitte), Hillary Hartley (NIC Inc.)
A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PARTNER category speakers, moderated by Steve Lunceford of Deloitte Consulting, and Hillary Hartley of NIC Inc.
Dan Mintz (CSC), Steve Ressler (
A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PEACEKEEPER category speakers, moderated by Dan Mintz of CSC, and Steve Ressler of
Brian Drake (Deloitte Consulting), Steve Radick (Booz Allen Hamilton)
A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PROCESS category speakers, moderated by Brian Drake of Deloitte Consulting, and Steve Radick of Booz Allen Hamilton.
Clay Johnson (, Michael Knapp (, Joe Pringle (Forum One), Jeremy Ashkenas (DocumentCloud), Dave Augustine (WestEd)
The second Apps for America contest hosted by Sunlight Labs, this year the focus is on . O’Reilly Media and TechWeb are proud to partner with Google and Sunlight Labs to sponsor Apps for America 2: The Challenge.
John Bordeaux (Bordeaux & Associates LLC), Lewis Shepherd (Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments)
A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PROTECTOR category speakers, moderated by John Bordeaux of the Stupski Foundation, and Lewis Shepherd of Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments.
Jeffrey Levy (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Amanda Eamich (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PROVIDER category speakers, moderated by Jeffrey Levy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Amanda Eamich of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Donald Jones (Booz Allen Hamilton)
In order to move toward a more transparent, collaborative and participatory Military Health System, the MHS uses a variety of social media tools to engage both internal and external stakeholders in dialogue about military health issues. This session discusses the successes, challenges and considerations required to innovate in social media outreach within a military health environment.
Rob Rhyne (Digital Arch Design)
Presentation File:
Invisible City Presentation [PDF]
Agencies can enhance their public service through a new class of applications called augmented reality. These applications provide enhanced vision of a particular physical space by overlaying information and graphics upon the user's field of vision. The iPhone has set a new bar for mobile computing and provides the computing power necessary for such applications and services.
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
The World Wide Web created remarkable new business models. As the Web undermined old media and software firms, it demonstrated the enormous power of a new model, Web 2.0. Now, many government leaders recognize the opportunities in harnessing a highly motivated and diverse population not just to help them get elected, but to help them do a better job. By analogy, many call this movement Gov 2.0.
Kim Balassiano (USEPA)
MyEnvironment is a powerful website for citizens to learn about air and water pollution in their neighborhood. By pulling together data from EPA and beyond on subjects such as watershed organizations active in their area, daily UV Index and ozone and particulate matter alerts, cancer risk to air toxics estimates for their county, radon levels, and more, the citizen is saved many clicks.
Joseph Porcelli (Neighbors for Neighbors, Inc.)
Neighbors for Neighbors, Inc., a Boston based volunteer run 501c3, in partnership with the City of Boston has created neighborhood-centric community generated social networks for Boston Neighborhoods. See how the Neighborhood Services, The Boston Police Department, and Office Emergency Preparedness have leveraged the networks to increase awareness, participation and trust.
Mike McCaffrey (Architecture for Humanity)
As a result of the 2006 TED prize Architecture for Humanity launched the Open Architecture Network, the worlds’ first open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design.
Philip Ashlock (, General Services Administration)
Open311 is one effort to establish a standardized open platform for a more participatory and responsive civic infrastructure. By providing a consistent model as a foundation for municipal service requests, citizens, government workers, and private companies can all contribute to the upkeep and well being of our communities.
When the static Web 1.0 evolved to a malleable read/write version, it was dubbed a Web 2.0 platform. As there, so here. Web 2.0 has shown that transparency, participation, collaboration add up to increased efficiency. Gov 2.0 harnesses this for the public good. The power of less is the power of creative destruction. It’s the power to change the world.
Ben Berkowitz (SeeClickFix)
SeeClickFix is a website that allows citizens to report and document non-emergency issues to communicate them to those accountable for the public space. Issues that are reported are recorded on a map for everyone to see, vote on, discuss and resolve. We allow citizens to adopt web technology for their town immediately: collaboration and transparency in a box. Don't wait for others - get started.
Emma Antunes (NASA)
Emma Antunes, Web Manager from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will share lessons learned from Spacebook, an enterprise social network developed for NASA. While social networks like Spacebook are new and exciting tools to help us get our work done, they bring with them impact to the organization. Emma will talk about the change management challenges she's had to overcome to implement Spacebook.
George Clack (Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. State Department)
The Democracy Video Challenge, a public-private partnership, engages youth, using Web-2.0 tools. The Challenge is an online video competition that asks people to complete the phrase, “Democracy is…” By calling for user-generated material– and providing a platform for views to be heard and discussed- the partnership embodies the Administration’s commitment to engage with people around the world.
Chris Rasmussen (U.S. Intelligence Community)
Chris Rasmussen presents "Toward Living Intelligence."
Melissa Jordan (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
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Transit 2_0 at BART_gov Presentation [BIN]
Bay Area Rapid Transit is using the web in innovative ways to promote openness, transparency and interactivity with public transit riders. From opening up live data to developers, to connecting in real time with customers on Twitter, Facebook and an open-comment blog, BART is changing the model of a government agency from faceless bureaucracy to approachable, tech-savvy dot-gov.
Tina Cariola (Transportation Security Administration)
IdeaFactory harnesses the power of social media to empower all employees to develop, promote, and improve ideas for programs, processes, and technologies and share them, without filter, to the entire TSA community. Employees post ideas, rate and provide comments that improve the visibility of ideas, and communicate with the rest of their user community – and with headquarters.
Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
Presentation File:
txts 4 africa Presentation [PDF]
The most commonly widely available medium for two-way communication in the world right now is the humble text message. Learn how UNICEF and others are using SMS to combat malnutrition, malaria, and poverty in Africa.
Jeff Nigbur (Utah Department of Public Safety)
The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) Media Portal communicates current news, real time information, and safety alerts to media outlets statewide. The portal improves communication and collaboration with media outlets to enhance DPS’s ability to protect the public.
How the FDA, in partnership with CDC, leveraged Web 2.0 technologies in the communications efforts surrounding the peanut product recall. The talk will illustrate how a variety of Web 2.0 tools were used to inform the public about the recalled peanut products.
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