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Schedule: Agile Government sessions

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Location: Room 201
Carolyn Lawson (State of California)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Jurisdictions are investigating new service models, such as cloud computing and SaaS, and social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook. However, government policies are often the biggest obstacles in implementing these new models and tools. This session will be a frank discussion on how government policies need to adapt to the world we live in. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Meghan Casey (Brain Traffic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Creating online content for constituents has never been so complicated. The public sector is expected to create more content, for more communication channels, with fewer resources than ever before. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to create an effective, actionable content strategy for your public service organization – including 10 simple tips for getting (and keeping) your content in control. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Melissa Jordan (Bay Area Rapid Transit), Tony Coppoletta (Chicago Transit Authority), Joshua Robin (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
The biggest hurdle to Gov 2.0 isn’t technology – it’s culture and people. This panel is for frontline government workers trying to innovate in workplace cultures typically involving more layers of approval, longer development cycles and different obligations for public scrutiny than in the private sector. Three agencies’ case studies will explore why public transit has been a Gov 2.0 leader. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Adam Blum (Rhomobile)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Driven by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and the App Store, smartphone app usage is finally taking off in the enterprise and it is time for it to do the same in Government organizations. Many developers are still uncertain about how to create a great user experience for data-intensive business apps on smartphones but attendees will learn how to mobilize resources such as data.gov. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Chris Johnson (U.S. Space & Rocket Center - GTAC)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 4 ratings)
Persuading people in different agencies to contribute their data to Virtual Alabama was a critical component of the program's success. How do you build consensus, which then turns into action? Hear about the behind-the-scenes negotiating that made this project successful. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Thalia Nierenberg (Google), Eric Obenzinger (Google)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 4 ratings)
Americans rely on search engines to find the critical information that they need every day. Government agencies must take advantage of this crucial opportunity to target their audience effectively through search. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Sandro Hawke (W3C), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives)
Average rating: **...
(2.14, 7 ratings)
Are you a government IT professional who thinks the process required to integrate and query diverse data formats resembles a "Mission Impossible" movie? Then you should attend this workshop! W3C’s experts on linked open data and semantic web technologies show you how to navigate the process, and select the right technologies, to accomplish the mission of putting government data on the Web. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Judith Freeman (New Organizing Institute), Cammie Croft (Department of Energy)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
We will explore the ways government agencies can use new media tools to connect with citizens through online communities, providing better access and transparency to government services. By utilizing online tools to connect citizens with offline resources, government agencies can create lasting relationships with citizens, empowering Americans while providing information and transparency. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Anthony Franco (EffectiveUI)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Successful strategy and planning are essential as software users increasingly expect effortless, engaging interaction with desktop, Web and mobile applications. Franco will discuss how to create exceptional software that better connects with your workforce or citizen base, promotes agency collaboration, fosters transparency and increases brand strength. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Bill Eggers (Deloitte)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
William Eggers, who coined the term Government 2.0, will talk about how governments achieve great missions, like the proverbial "man on the moon." Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Michelle Chronister (U.S. General Services Administration)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Go.USA.gov is a URL shortener for government websites that creates short, trustworthy .gov URLs to use on Twitter and other online services with character restrictions. Learn about Go.USA.gov, how it was developed using open source software, the benefits of the data it gathers across government, and how it saves taxpayer dollars by allowing agencies to benefit from the USA.gov cloud. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Christopher Dufour (@Du4.llc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
People often think that it's impractical if not impossible to renovate the way our government works. Instead of administering and preserving the status quo, how can we change the tedium of Gov 1.0 to a new Gov 2.0 standard of AWESOME? Here's a case study on doing just that courtesy of the IED Task Force Tech Team, circa 2004-2006. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Tim O'Reilly will deliver a vision of "government as a platform," on which people coalesce and create better services as communities, for communities. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Linda Cureton (NASA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
The CIO of NASA Linda Cureton will discuss cloud computing and social media and how these tools are empowering the space organization to become more efficient, save money, get citizens excited about their agency, and ultimately accomplish more missions. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Dave Girouard (Google Enterprise), Randi Levin (City of Los Angeles)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
The City of Los Angeles is leading one of the most exciting and potentially disruptive SaaS deployments within government. In choosing Google’s enterprise solution, CTO Randi Levin is embracing the next-generation of IT services. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Joshua Robin (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 10 ratings)
Josh's keynote will tell the story of MassDOT's award-winning Developers Initiative. The MassDOT Developers story provides a strong example of what is possible when public agencies change their approach and harness the power of open data. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
David Hale (National Institutes of Health)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Victory doesn't come when your agency's data is downloadable as an XML file. Learn how to transform agency data into a platform for innovation that improves the lives of citizens. Real world examples from Pillbox, an HHS patient-safety initiative, will illustrate how these strategies create success. Become an Open Government Ninja! Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Randi Levin (City of Los Angeles), John Zeberlein (CSC), Deborah Hafford (Google Enterprise)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
How will the city of angels work in the cloud? In this session, CTO Levin will provide more insight into the decision to move to the cloud, including the ways that the change in IT infrastructure model could potentially benefit city government and citizens. A Q&A session with CTO Levin, John Zeberlien of CSC, and Deborah Hafford of Google will follow the presentation. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 A
Vish Sankaran (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), David Riley (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), Brian Behlendorf (Mithril Capital Management LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
The CONNECT open source software and the CONNECT community are paving the way for secure health information exchange among organizations throughout the country in line with Nationwide Health Information Network standards and governance. Learn how this open source project is leveraging innovation in the private and public sectors to benefit the healthcare community and patients. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Maury Blackman (Accela, Inc.), Patrick Allen (State of Oregon, Dept. of Consumer & Business Services)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
In Oregon, government transparency means usability for citizens and communities. The State has created a standardized, repeatable e-permitting portal across multiple jurisdictions. Via this "one-stop shop", building contractors apply for, purchase, and track the permits they need for dozens of Oregon communities, wherever and whenever they require. See how Oregon got there and the results so far. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 A
Chris Kemp (NASA)
Nebula is an open-source Cloud Computing Platform developed by NASA to further innovation, promote transparency and enable Federal Agencies to engage with the public more efficiently. Using Microsoft Worldwide Telescope as an example, I will discuss how the Nebula Cloud Platform is helping people on Earth explore the universe and collaborate with their Government in ways never before possible. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Debra Louison Lavoy (Open Text), Michael Edson (Smithsonian Institution)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Transparency is one of the cornerstones of the Gov 2.0 movement. This panel examines a transparent project from the Smithsonian Institution to show you how it was done, why it was done, and what worked and what didn't. Panelists will discuss how to overcome obstacles, including internal resistance and beauracracy. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Clive Thompson (New York Times Magazine), Chris Rasmussen (U.S. Intelligence Community), Lewis Shepherd (Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments), Matthew Burton (The Open Source ACH Project, competinghypotheses.org)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
In 2006, Clive Thompson wrote in a watershed New York Times Magazine article "Billions of dollars’ worth of ultrasecret data networks couldn’t help spies piece together the clues to the worst terrorist plot ever. At the Gov 2.0 Expo, Clive Thompson will discuss the progress made in the Intelligence Community since that 2006 with Matthew Burton, Chris Rasmussen, and Lewis Shepherd. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
David Tallan (Government of Ontario [Canada])
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Social media is all the rage for improving citizen engagement, but how can these technologies be used inside government? Through the experience of a small team in the Ontario government that built and manage an open, enterprise-wide social media platform attendees will learn about: getting by on a shoestring, overcoming organizational barriers, and demonstrating value to enable sustainable change. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Fred Dust (IDEO)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)
IDEO has worked behind the walls of Fortune 100 companies and large government agencies as they learn to innovate and embrace experimentalism. From these diverse experiences in the public and private sectors, as well as within our own walls, IDEO can share illustrative stories, lessons learned and best practices for creating a culture of experimentation in any context. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 A
Michael Krieger (U.S. Army), Carolyn Lawson (State of California), John Foley (InformationWeek), Darrell West (Brookings Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
How much could government agencies save by moving to the cloud? A recent report from the Brookings Institution suggests that federal agencies could save as much as 25% to 50% of IT costs. This panel will look at the research behind those numbers and real-world implementations within government. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Richard Boly (U.S. Department of State)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Embracing openness and collaboration behind the government firewall is first necessary to achieve transparency with the public. The State Department, the oldest federal agency and steeped in Cold War secrecy, might appear an unlikely early adopter of internal web 2.0 tools. Find out how the culture is changing from need-to-know to need-to-share. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Carmen Medina (Deloitte Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Hard-charging managers of organizations that must do really risky things reliability--airline industry, the military, intelligence organizations--sometimes dismiss the Point "O" evangelists as too soft. This talk, illustrated with specific examples, outlines why collaborative Net-Work is actually the key ingredient to performance improvement for high reliability-high risk organizations. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Thomas Erickson (Acquia), Andrew Hoppin (New York State Senate), Kirsten Burgard (Department of Veterans Affairs), Rob Klause (Siteworx, Inc.)
In this session, Thomas Erickson, CEO of Acquia, will discuss Drupal’s achievements within government over the past year. From there, Dries will introduce three “lightning talks” featuring representatives from government agencies who will share their stories of how Drupal changed the way their sites embraced community and collaboration to achieve transparency. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Bryan Sivak (Government of the District of Columbia)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Agile government involves making educated decisions to solve the problems that confront both government agencies and their constituents quickly. This session will show examples of agile government in action, discuss common problems and pitfalls, and illustrate how one city agency is embracing this new way of working. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Danese Cooper (Open Source Hardware Association)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
When Apple rolled out the iPhone platform, they showed off cool third party applications at the launch. If government agencies are going to get serious about treating open data as a platform, they need to learn the secrets of developer evangelism: how to attract, retain, and promote people who are going to take what you do, and multiply your efforts a hundredfold. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Peter Levin (Department of Veterans Affairs), Dan Munz (U.S. General Services Administration)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Whether engaging citizens or helping solicit internal feedback, participation campaigns require the right tools and strategies. Hear directly from the GSA and Department of Veterans Affairs about two recent participation projects: the Open Government Directive for 24 cabinet-level agencies and the VA's Employee Innovation Challenge. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
John Crupi (JackBe), Steve Willett (Defense Intelligence Agency)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Mashups hold great promise for establishing 'situational awareness' for commanders and analysts. Some agencies within the US Government have been employing mashups for analysis and decision-support for years. Two mashup architects will share anecdotes and lessons learned from some of the largest, most secure mashup efforts in the US government. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Christopher Dorobek (Federal News Radio 1500 AM), Mary Davie (General Services Administration), Lisa Grant (FEDSIM), Chris Hamm (FEDSIM), Michael Carroll (FEDISM), Kevin Merritt (Socrata), Susan Turpyn (Unisys Corporation) Moderated by: Christopher Dorobek
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Technology is changing every aspect of our lives including markedly improving our ability to communicate, collaborate and solve problems using a worldwide network. During this session, panel members will discuss individual perspectives on the challenges and results of applying the collaborative technologies to the process. Read more.
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Location: Room 201
Kevin Curry (Bridgeborn, Inc.), Eric Hackathorn (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Jeanne Holm (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA), Pam Broviak (City of Geneva, Illinois), Paulette Robinson (NDU/IRM College)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
We'll bring together experts from NOAA, NASA, NDU and others in public and private sectors for a panel hosted simultaneously at the Expo and in a virtual world. The panel will be Q&A about how virtual worlds are being used by by government in practice; to examine what works, what doesn't, and what's next. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 A
Allan Holmes (nextgov.com), Max Chafkin (Inc. magazine), Danette Campbell (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office), Justin Johnson (US Office of Personnel Management) Moderated by: Allan Holmes
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Teleworking is a complex subject touching on myriad issues, including performance management, trust, equipment acquisition, and culture change, but also greenhouse gas reduction, cost-savings, and continuity of service. This session will explore teleworking best practices and policies, examine its role in government and industry, and address the issues blocking wide-scale implementation. Read more.
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Location: Room 202 B
Elizabeth Hochberg (General Services Administration), Hope O'Keeffe (Library of Congress)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Legal roadblocks permeate Gov 2.0 acquisition and implementation. Bringing tech-friendly lawyers onto your team from the earliest planning stages will help you navigate through them. Read more.
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Location: Room 207 B
Judy Brewer (W3C)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
This session briefly reviews current requirements for accessibility of government websites, and the importance of accessible e-government services for people with disabilities and older users. It provides an in-depth orientation to the latest resources for accessible web development, and highlights successful strategies and best practices for transforming websites. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Mary Davie (General Services Administration)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Mary Davie, the key linchpin in the "Acquisition 2.0" movement that aims to reform government procurement will discuss her ongoing efforts at the General Services Administration and also the Better Buy Project partnership she forged with private sector groups. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Anil Dash (Activate)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Anil Dash will discuss innovation and how people who own small technology companies can become part of this technological civic wave of participation. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Price Floyd (Department of Defense)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
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