Cloud computing and DC, OpenID, privacy, cybersecurity, 3121, CongressCamp, Gov20 and the US CIO

Fall came and with it a torrent of news and events. I’m still sifting through news, ideas and encounters from the Gov 2.0 Summit last week. I’m still smiling after meeting Clay Shirky, Craig Newmark and Vint Cerf. The “father of the Internet,” below was  a kind, gentlemanly presence at Google’s offices after the Gov 2.0 Expo.

Vint Cerf at Google

Vint Cerf at Google

Following up on Gov 2.0, I wrote about how D.C.’s CTO found both compliance cost savings benefits to cloud computing and reported on the OpenID federated identity framework set for .gov authentication pilot.

In a snarky moment, I caught the Twitter fail whale surfacing during a discussion on cloud computing.

fail-whale-cloud-computing-gov20
Ironic animal.

I recorded a half hour of video with Chris Messina and David Recordon discussing OpenID authentication and .gov websites.

I wrote a short piece that sized up U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra on Data.gov, OpenID and government transparency.

I blogged about how U.S. CTO Chopra focused on transparency and outcomes at Gov 2.0.

After I made it through that writing, I summarized new research from the IAPP that showed privacy policy success lies in collaboration with IT and synthesized the expectations of Center for Democracy and Technology analysts regarding federal technology policy here Washington.

And I managed to get a post up about how 3121 brings social networking and security challenges to Capitol Hill that included an interview with the CTO responsible for getting this new professional network for Congressional staffers working properly.

At the beginning of the week, I also wrote three posts on Congress Camp, including:

I visited the FCC for the first time, where I watched the panels on broadband and healthcare.

And on one pleasant fall night, I also visited the National Press Club, where the DC Social Media Club hosted a panel that discussed  how mainstream media is using social media tools.

I think I like living in the District.

I know this is a lot of “I” but hey, this is my blog. Thanks for visiting!

I can’t wait for the weekend! BBQs with friends and family, bike rides, plenty of time outdoors.

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