Tuesday, July 28, 2009

UK's Twitter Guide for Government

Per this post from Neil Williams, head of corporate digital channels at the UK central government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), below is a "Template Twitter Strategy for Government Departments." It's a helpful document as it includes a very brief overview of Twitter, offers some objectives and associated metrics, explores the risks of use and provides an outline for identity management. Have you been developing something similar in your organization? If so, please share. If not, I hope you find it it be a helpful tool.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

AMVER: AMazing Life-SaVERs

If you're on Twitter, you may have seen some of the great tweets from @Amver like:

-> Nigerian rebels kidnap 6 crewmembers from chemical carrier Sichem Peace
-> Boating tips for watching fireworks from boats
-> U.S. House passes piracy amendment; military guards to man certain ships/cargoes
-> Iranian naval ship stops pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden
-> French rescue authorities request @amver assistance for missing plane near Comoros Islands

Intrigued by the intensity of these tweets, I contacted Benjamin Strong to learn more about Amver. I encourage you to read all of his responses. If you think his tweets are intriguing, you'll really appreciate his thoughts about the Coast Guard and social media!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

10 Ways Social Media Will Streamline Federal Acquisition

A couple months ago, I noticed a conversation on GovLoop regarding acquisition. Having spent the past ten years as a proposal writer that has responded to hundreds of Requests for Proposals on behalf of non-profit and educational institutions, I contributed six quick ideas to the discussion. Well, no good deed goes unpunished and those comments led to an invitation to serve on a panel titled, “Rockstars of Gov 2.0 Innovate Federal Acquisition,” that was held at the General Services Administration on July 1.

Mary Davie (Assistant Commissioner, Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, General Services Administration) and Esther Burgess (Senior Vice President and COO, Vistronix) served as moderators and fellow panelists included Noel Dickover (Department of Defense), Kim Patrick Kobza (Co-Founder and CEO, Neighborhood America), Jack Kelly (Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget), and Raj Sharma (President and Co-chair, Board of Directors at FAIR Institute, President and CEO, Censeo Consulting Group).