David Wyld: An Expert on Government Blogging

I just finished reading a fascinating report by David Wyld called The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0. Not only was it academically rigorous, but it was also a fun read. Now that’s a rare achievement. Wyld is the Robert Maurin Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana …

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Gowen’s Qwest for Success is Rewarded

At times, the path from subcontractor to prime contractor can appear so steep and fraught with peril that many companies retreat to the cozy confines of a sub role. But Diana Gowen, Senior VP & GM at Qwest Government Services, is used to scaling unthinkable heights. Gowen confided to ExecutiveBiz …

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Chris Rasmussen: A Dynamic Thought Leader in Intelligence

Since 9/11, the intelligence community has been looking for ways to do a better job of sharing information between agencies. Chris Rasmussen is a knowledge manager and trainer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency within the Department of Defense, and he’s a dynamic part of that effort. He’s a thought leader …

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WiMax and Sprint: Forsee opts to Xohm Home

By the time it was reported earlier this week that Sprint CEO Gary Forsee resigned from the company, the news – which had been rumored for some time – held as much shock value as a 2pm traffic jam on I495 . Forsee, who assumed the CEO mantle in 2003, …

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How Web 2.0 Is Shaping Politics

All of the panels at the upcoming Web 2.0 conference on November 1 look excellent, but there’s one I’m particularly interested in. “Politics on the Web, by the Web, and for the Web” at The New New Internet conference features four very talented individuals from the world of politics and …

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Dr. Brand Niemann: A Web 2.0 Leader in Government

Dr. Brand Niemann is a leader in the use of Web 2.0 technology in the public sector. With a 27-year government career under his belt, he currently serves as Senior Enterprise Architect in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Environmental Protection Agency. ExecutiveBiz is honored to …

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Executive Roundtable

An Executive Roundtable led by Robert Corlett, Founder of Staffing Advisors focused on recruiting, retention and reward best practices was held this morning at the Tyson’s Corner Westin. Some of the comments and insights are: Corlett offered the following key points in conducting “Results Based Hiring,” On what workers want, …

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There Must be Something in the Water

Somewhere along the line – as partisan mudslinging increased over the Iraq War – the concepts of patriotism and service to one’s country became contorted to fit the various political agendas. One pundit argues that it is unpatriotic to question the War, and a politician comes back and says it …

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Web 2.0 Roundtable: Recap and Closing Thoughts

Yesterday ExecutiveBiz hosted the Web 2.0 Breakfast Roundtable at the Tower Club in Vienna, VA. Limited to 18 attendees, the event provided an opportunity for candid discussion about how to apply new technologies like social networking, user-generated content, and collaboration to business, the public sector, and our personal digital lives. …

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Google vs Microsoft (Facebook Round)

If you read the popular blog, Techcrunch you know that last Thursday a group of fifteen “industry luminaries” took part in a highly confidential meeting at Google’s Mountain View, CA offices. According to three of those in attendance, Google plans to launch a new set of APIs in early November …

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Obama on LinkedIn

Illinois Sen. and 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama joined LinkedIn, the online professional community, further positioning his campaign as the leader in utilizing social networking sites to garner online support. Already a strong presence on Facebook, MySpace, and Flickr, Obama recently joined LinkedIn, the social network site aimed professionals looking …

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Web 2.0 Roundtable

A Web 2.0 Roundtable was held this morning at the Tower Club. Some of the comments and insights are: ROI vs- ROE: This group consisted of mostly large companies in need of products with ROI, Janet Hall of TMNG Global suggested that every company will not only weigh the Return …

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Hughes Communications Brings Satellite Internet to Rural Areas

Hughes Communications is about to make my life so much easier. Let me explain. My mom lives in rural Northwest Washington state, where the biggest development each time I visit is the location of the newest clear-cut. It’s rural. Very, very rural. My normally timid retired mother has learned to …

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