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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 07:30 AM - 04:45 PM (ET)

Implementing OMB Guidance on the Use of Challenges and Prizes to Promote Accountable and Open Government (M-10-11 and the Accountable Govt Initiative)

On Sept 14th, 2010 the Accountable Government Initiative stated that OMB is: "embracing the use of prizes and challenges to solicit innovative solutions to our national challenges and priorities." This initiative and the other Presidential and OMB Memos below make it clear that Challenges and Prizes are critical tools for implementing the Accountable Government Initiative in order for federal agencies.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM (ET)

TML 25 - Year Celebration & Green Technology EXPO

Who: TML, A Xerox Company
Why: 25th Anniversary Celebration & Green Technology Expo
Date: October 27, 2010
Time: 10AM to 3PM
Location: 9385 Innovation Dr. Manassas, VA 20110
Cost: Free

Directions: (some GPS device may not find our new location)
66 East. Take exit 44- 234 South towards Manassas. Follow 234 for about 4.5 miles. Take a left onto University Drive at the light. Take your second right (immediately following the Comcast building) onto Innovation Drive. Take your first left, and first left again onto the row of office buildings. TML is about halfway down on your right, 9385.
To register please contact Tammy Hoover at 703.393.2129 or thoover@tmlcopiers.com
We will be raffling off an Apple iPad!

Presented by: TML A Xerox Company

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM (ET)

Happy Hour HD Join us at Sushi Rock in Arlington

Happy Hour HD Join us at Sushi Rock in Arlington

Presented by: Happy Hour HD

Thursday, September 16, 2010 07:30 AM - 04:45 PM (ET)

Implementing OMB Guidance Documents for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization (M-10-22) and Third-Party Websites and Applications (M-10-23)

Changing Practices and Policies on the Use of Persistent Cookies, Social Media Sites, Third Party Applications and Widgets

Understanding Technology, Policy and Legal Issues and Implications Based on these two recently released OMB Memos: OMB M-10-22 Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies OMB M-10-23 Guidance for Agency Use of Third-Party Websites and Applications The recent release of OMB Memos M-10-22 and M-10-23 potentially provide Federal Agencies with new freedom to better understand how their websites are used and provide a more customized user experience similar to commercial web sites. Federal Agencies may also avail themselves of third party sites, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to engage the public and distribute news and information.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM (ET)

Solving Data Interoperability Challenges in Government Symposium

Leveraging Linked Data/Semantic Technology at the Program and Architecture Levels Preparing and Adapting to emerging web-based technologies to improve agility, efficiency and interoperabiltiy of federal data A non-technical, concept-oriented symposium for Program Managers, CIOs and Staff, Policy Planners, Data Managers and Enterprise Architects to solve the problem of siloed data in government by leveraging Linked Data, Web 3.0 or semantic technology.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (ET)

Building Better Government Websites: Tactics and Methods for Better Content, Compliance, and Strategy

Building Better Government Websites:

Tactics and Methods for Better Content, Compliance, and Strategy Training Symposium

Creating processes to improvecontent, strategy and compliance to accomplish Open Government and Agency Mission Objectives

This series was rated EXCELLENT by past attendees.

A continuing education training symposium focused on content, compliance and findability for federal executives, managers and employees who supervise, create and maintain or review government websites or web content .

Information on government websites must be "findable", relevant and compliant with federal mandates. These converging requirements require reanalyzing of both process and strategy to manage and govern website content as well as improving strategy around the website content.

This symposium will help CXOs and their staff, Web managers, Communications, IT, program managers and Inspector Generals responsible for supervising, developing, maintaining or reviewing Web sites or content understand how to manage the expanding roles of websites in government and at the same time create more effective agency websites.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 07:30 AM - 04:15 PM (ET)

Social Media Practical How To''s: Understanding How Communities are Critical to Social Media Success

Social Media Practical How To''s:

Understanding How Communities are Critical to Social Media Success

Training Symposium

Learn why understanding your audience as a community is critical to social media success and how this approach is changing how government does public service advertising, acquisition, crisis response, diplomacy and community engagement.

This symposium series was rated EXCELLENT by past attendees

A continuing education training symposium focused on strategic planning, leveraging communities, understanding online audiences and measuring success for federal executives, managers and support staff and contractors who supervise, plan, implement or review social media efforts in government .

This symposium will help CXOs and their staff, Public Affairs Officers, Web managers, Social and New Media Directors, Communications, IT, program managers and Inspector Generals responsible for supervising, developing, maintaining or reviewing social media tools or efforts understand how to effectively use social media in to accomplish mission goals and create outcome based success measures.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Thursday, April 01, 2010 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (ET)

Social Media Practical How To''s: Connecting the Mission to Social Media.

A continuing education training symposium focused on strategic planning, relevant content, understanding online audiences and measuring success for federal executives, managers and support staff and contractors who supervise, plan, implement or review social media efforts in government .

This symposium will help CXOs and their staff, Public Affairs Officers, Web managers, Social and New Media Directors, Communications, IT, program managers and Inspector Generals responsible for supervising, developing, maintaining or reviewing social media tools or efforts understand how to effectively use social media in to accomplish mission goals and create outcome based success measures.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM (ET)

Connecting the Dots: Practical ways to Retain and Share Mission Critical Information to Improve Agency Performance Training Symposium

Learn lessons from the intelligence and defense communities on how to plan, implement and measure knowledge sharing in order to increase mission as well as Continuity of Operations (COOP) performance and comply with the Open Government Directive''s (OGD) collaboration requirements.

A continuing education training symposium focused on the underlying human element of how to retain and share mission critical information to improve agency performancefor federal executives, managers and employees who have responsibility for employee management, preparing for employee transitions, implementing intranets, increasing collaboration or increasing mission performance at the office, agency or departmental level . Increase collaboration is also a requirement of the Open Government Directive and in order to be successful, should have increased organizational performance as a goal.

Government agencies are being simultaneously challenged with increased demands on performance and accountability often without additional resources as well as with the imminent retirement of a large number of senior employees. Creating strategies and policies on how to share and retain knowledge within the enterprise is becoming a necessity in most government programs as well as part of preparation for successful Continuity of Operations (COOP).

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (ET)

Building Better Government Websites to Meet Agency and Open Government Objectives Symposium: From Strategy to Fulfillment-Training Symposium

A continuing education training symposium focused on web strategy, governance, content management, usability and measurement issues for federal executives, managers and employees who supervise, create and maintain or review government websites or web content .

We have identified over 20 specific learning objectives covered in this symposium for federal employees and contractors who supervise, create, maintain or review government websites or web content. Agency websites are becoming more critical to achieving a wide range of mission goals and objectives as well as the increased requirements which the Open Government Directive places on web-based communications for federal agencies. As the role of websites expands in a more open government, governance of content, usability and measuring success becomes more challenging. The March 30th training workshop will address creating a Web Strategy to better fulfill Agency Mission Objectives and Open Government Directive mandates through an integrated approach involving improving Governance, Content Management, increase usability and Use of Web Analytics as well as Identifying Key Performance Indicators in Open Government.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM (ET)

Spring for HD Happy Hour!

WARMer weather has arrived! Spring officially commences on March 20th, and what better place to bask in its glow than Caribbean Breeze?

Drink Specials (4-8pm):

 

$2 Bud, Bud Light Bottles; 16 oz Tecate Can

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM (ET)

Social Media and Open Government Legal and Policy Training Workshop

Understanding technology, policy and legal Issues around Social Media and Open Government

A workshop focused on discussing and explaining social media and open government legal and policy issues for Legal Counsel, Ethics, Privacy Officers and Policy Analysts .

Legal counsel, privacy and ethics officers are faced with complex, cross-functional issues when providing opinions and input on social media and open government policies and initiatives. The nexus of technology and public interaction through social media and open government efforts challenges the best advisors to find ways to allow more engagement and access to accomplish the President''s Open Government goals and to allow their agencies to fulfill the requirements of the Open Government Directive.

This workshop will help legal counsel, privacy and ethics officers understand the core technology issues at a basic level, understand how other agencies are enabling social media and open government policies to move forward quickly and how to transform their roles to be enablers of policy change in the areas of social media and open government.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 07:30 AM - Thursday, February 04, 2010 04:30 PM (ET)

Planning and Implementing Social Media and Open Government Strategy and Efforts: What Executives and Managers Need to Know

A 2 Day workshop for executives and managers who oversee social media and open government programs.

Featured: Using open government as an opportunity to improve agency and program performance. Learn about the multi-Agency Open Source Open Government Methodology. A Methology to plan for and implement successful social media and open government efforts! All of our speakers have a focus on how to link open government methods and social media tools with improving program and agency performance.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM (ET)

Ring in 2K10 in HD

Thanks to all our friends and colleagues for making 2009 an amazing year. Ok, so it wasn''t the most fruitful year on record, but we''re all thriving and doing so largely because of each other''s help. In the interest of giving back and helping each other, our monthly HD Happy Hour moves back to Arlington.....and you thought the holidays were over!

You''re friendly neighborhood social coordinators had a great year, and our final event of 2009 was a BLAST! Lets ring in the new year with the same excitement. We''ll be back at the Cafe Asia in Rosslyn and are anticipating an even larger turnout.

Presented by: Borzou Azabdaftari

Thursday, December 10, 2009 07:30 AM - 04:15 PM (ET)

Gov Goes Mobile: Using Mobile Platforms for Content Delivery, Enagagment and Crisis Communications in Government

Mobile device platorms are becoming increasingly important in government as content delivery systems and crisis communication tools. Mobile devises offer the chance to tackle issues of the digital divide as well as to extend the reach of content delivery and engagement to an increasinlgy mobile population.

The government is increasing its use of mobile integrated content delivery for information dissemination, public engagement, internal collaboration and crisis management.
Mobile devises will clearly be used more and more in the near future. Learn how you can use mobile devices for your agency and program as the federal government goes mobile.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (ET)

Secure Use of Social Media in the Federal Government Workshop: A User and Manager Perspective

Social Media tools provide a crucial set of tools in creating a more transparent, participatory and collaborative government but their use poses a unique security challenge. By their nature, social media tools open a new set of cybersecurity risks as pointed out in the recent CIO council paper “Guidelines for Secure Use of Social Media by Federal Departments and Agencies“. We use that paper as a guide to create a workshop on how to address security concerns posed by the use of social media tools.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 07:30 AM - 04:45 PM (ET)

Blogs, Microblogs, Wikis and Collaboration Systems in Government Training Workshop: Creating Transparency, Public Engagement and Collaboration

Blogs and wikis are now being used in the government to create transparency, public participation and engagement as well as to become more productive by creating a more collaborative and better led workforce.

Use of Blogs, Wikis and Collaboration System for internal Collaboration as well as for public engagement will be discussed in detail. Enterprise 2.0 is the concept of creating a more collaborative workplace facilitated by collaborative tools. Blogs, wikis and collaboration systems the main tools in the Enterprise 2.0 toolbox as well as in a more transparent, participatory and collaborative government.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (ET)

Happy Hour HD!

Happy Hour is back in HD!! We have reserved a large portion of the bar area in the front left from the entrance. Though our reservation is at 5:30pm, you may choose to arrive early because here are the specials beginning at 4:30pm:
$1 select Nigiri sushi; $2 bass, Ichiban, Sam Regular, Sam Seasonal, miller lite drafts;$1.75 small sake, $3.5 large sake

HAPPY HOUR HD UPDATES *Monthly happy hours will occur on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of every month. *Call it a networking event, call it a social hour. Come meet good people and have a great time. *We will be alternating between Arlington and Tysons Corner, VA each month.
Why Hump Day?
Because it''s nice to unwind from the beginning of the week with great people
Why Arlington and Tysons?
Because it''s convenient for us ;-)
As with every month, we hope you join us to celebrate Hump Day!

Presented by: Amanda & Borzou

Friday, October 30, 2009 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM (ET)

Building Better Government Websites through Improved Accessibility, Information Architecture, Usability, Searchability and Audience Participation.

Learn from the leaders responsible for Best and Award Winning Government Web Projects as they present how they used the web to help them accomplish their mission.
Government websites must be more useable, comprehensible, searchable, navigable and architected with the citizen in mind in order to achieve the President''s goals of transparency and participation. We bring together 10 experts on web technology from industry, government and citizen advocacy backgrounds to help you achieve an understanding of the latest techniques to create a more usable and informative government website with content which is relevant and highly discoverable through internal and external search tools.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Friday, October 16, 2009 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM (ET)

Social Media in Government: ''How To'' Workshop

Use of Social Media Tools are critical to the success of the President''s Open Government Directive for a more transparent, participatory and collaborative government. Use of blogs, social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, video sharing websites such as Youtube as well as Enterprise 2.0 tools are all tools which agencies can now use to help accomplish their mission.

Presented by: Ken Fischer

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM (ET)

What Are You Looking At HAPPY HOUR?

Seriously....what the fudge do you think you''re looking at? Wipe that face off your head.

Price:
This event will only cost you your Thursday morning, and only if you participate effectively.

Presented by: Amanda "K-Fish" Fischer and Borzou "Afro-puffs" Azabdaftari

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 08:45 AM - Thursday, August 27, 2009 04:30 PM (ET)

Potomac Forum Gov 2.0 Best Practices Symposium Focused on Leadership, Collaboration, and Public Engagement in Gov 2.0

A 2 day symposium on how Social Media tools and techniques can help meet the President’s Gov 2.0 Goals with 6 focus areas: Leadership, Collaboration, Public Engagement, Contests, Crowdsourcing, and Social Media in the Workplace

Presented by: Potomac Forum, Ltd. & Govcollab.Org

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (ET)

French Wine Tasting (and Networking!)

Please join us for this years 3rd Networking and Wine Tasting Extravaganza! Proceeds from this event will be donated to this month''s spotlight client: Northern Virginia Family Services, a non-profit organization providing counseling, social work and community outreach to families in Northern Virginia. Their mission is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life, and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs.

Presented by: Elizabeth Scott Consulting, LLC

Thursday, May 07, 2009 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (ET)

Grow your business by connecting with other business owners and CEOs in a high energy networking environment!

You''re invited to join iCommunity and over 200 business owners for an evening of premier networking with fabulous giveaways, an open cocktail bar, sushi, dumplings and more.

Cost Members: $45.00 Non-Members: $60.00

Presented by: Whitney Van Wyk,iCommunity,202-587-2800

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (ET)

Wine Tasting & Networking Event

Join us for this month’s client spotlight event. This month’s client spotlight is on: Rockland’s Barbeque and Grilling Company. Rockland’s headquartered in Washington DC has four locations in Maryland, Virginia and the District and has been voted the best “finger-licking good” barbeque around! Join us for a glass of wine, great hors d''oeuvres, and a room full of interesting people! Don’t miss fun raffle prizes and a chance to meet Rockland’s and ESC staff. We look forward to seeing you there!

Presented by: Elizabeth Scott Consulting, LLC

 

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