Web 2.0 and the Federal Government

This looks interesting, especially in light of the launch of data.gov:

The Obama campaign—and now the Obama administration—blazed new trail in the use of Web 2.0 technology, featuring videos, social networking tools, and new forms of participatory and interactive technology. This event will feature government, technology, and new media leaders in addressing the special challenges and opportunities of doing Web 2.0 in the federal government. Please join this exciting discussion moderated by American Progress Senior Fellow Peter Swire, who also served as counsel to the New Media team for change.gov and the revision of whitehouse.gov.

Panelists:

  • Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, charged with blending new information technologies with diplomacy.
  • Faiz Shakir, Research Director for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at Center for American Progress Action Fund.

It will be webcast, details at Web 2.0 and the Federal Government