This weekly blog pinpoints huge happenings in the world of Federal government contracting. Check out more on our Twitter account: @RIVA_Solutions. And search our new hashtag, #FedBuzz, for daily updates and join the conversation! Weekly, we, here at RIVA Solutions, like to spotlight government agencies that are leading the way as part of the new social government. We profile the agencies, their public affairs officers, new media directors, web mavens and other gov communicators who give form to the messages that the agencies want to convey. Are you ready to learn about this week’s agency? Read on!
Last week, we honored the voices that influence us in the government contracting, Gov 2.0, OpenGov, Federal world. This week, we continue with the list of the cream of the crop from the Federal Government. And this time, they are all govies.
Note: This is in no particular order. Each person has their own specialty and are equal to their fellow influencers. In our opinion, of course!
1. Jeffrey Levy
Jeffrey Levy serves as the Director of Web Communications at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Learn more about Mr. Levy and his experience at EPA at http://fcw.com/articles/2010/03/22/federal-100-levy-jeffrey.aspx and http://levyj413.wordpress.com/about-me/
2. Casey Coleman
Casey Coleman is the chief information officer for the U.S. General Services Administration.
As CIO, she is responsible for managing the agency’s $600 million information technology budget and ensuring alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives, information security, and enterprise architecture.
Ms. Coleman is active in the Federal IT community and has served in several leadership position. Learn more about Ms. Coleman by visiting http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/101092 and http://fcw.com/articles/2010/03/22/federal-100-coleman-casey.aspx
3. Sonny Hashmi
Sonny Hashmi as the Deputy CIO serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the GSA. Sonny is responsible for leveraging emerging technologies to improve GSA operations, drive IT modernization, and lead enterprise initiatives.
Mr. Hashmi possesses extensive IT management experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the U.S. General Services Administration, Mr. Hashmi was the Deputy CIO for the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hashmi championed and successfully delivered many initiatives including large system modernization projects, implementation of a District-wide business intelligence platform for agency financial management, and business process automation.
Check out the rest of Mr. Hashmi’s bio at http://www.cio.gov/profile/Hashmi-Sonny.cfm
Gracia via social networks:
4. Linda Cureton
Linda Y. Cureton is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
As NASA CIO, she provides the requisite leadership to transform the management of information technology (IT) capabilities and services to support and enable NASA’s mission. She ensures that the Agency’s information resource management (IRM) strategy is in alignment with NASA’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Accordingly, Ms. Cureton ensures the development of integrated IRM strategies, including standards, policies, NASA Enterprise Architecture, IT security, management, and operations. She has the responsibility, authority and accountability for ensuring that NASA’s information assets are selected, controlled and evaluated consistent with federal policies, procedures, and legislation.
Discover more about Ms. Cureton at http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ocio/about/linda_cureton_bio.html
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5. Juanita Chang
Major Juanita Chang is the Director of the Online and Social Media Division of the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, U.S. Army.
Major Chang manages the U.S. Army’s official public-facing website http://www.army.mil as well as the Army’s social media accounts. Army.mil, the largest website within the Department of Defense, averages four million page views per month. Additionally, she manages the Army’s social media platforms to include the Army’s official Facebook page with nearly 400,000 fans, and adding over 1,000 per day. Other social media platforms include the Army’s Twitter, YouTube, and FLIKR sites as well as the Army Live blog.
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6. Tammi (Wark) Marcoullier
Tammi Marcoullier is the Program Manager at the Center for Excellence in Digital Government.
She describes herself and her experience on her LinkedIN page as a “media strategy expert specializing in helping companies and individuals implement new technology and content strategies to:
• Create relevant and engaging content
• Enhance community participation
• Increase social media presence
• Raise brand awareness
A passionate and effective evangelist in the new media space with a track record of successful speaking engagements and training programs in private sector and government markets. “Marcoullier via social networks:
7. Mary Davie
Mary Davie is the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).
The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to federal, state and local governments for everything from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services.
As the ITS Assistant Commissioner, Mary is responsible for the largest fee-for-service information technology (IT) procurement and services operation in the U.S. government.
Learn more about Ms. Davie at http://gsablogs.gsa.gov/technology/about-mary-davie/