7 Twitter Must Follows in Federal Government – Part 1


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!

This week, I am honored to present to you the who’s who, the creme de la creme, the voices that influence us all in the government contracting, Gov 2.0, OpenGov, Federal world. These are the 7 Must Follows in Federal Government! If you are as excited as I am, let’s proceed with the list.

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. Tom Suder – Mobility Expert

Tom Suder serves as President and  Founder of Mobilegov, the advanced mobility solutions company, which launched in July of 2011.

In addition to his work with Mobilegov, Mr. Suder also serves as a strategic advisor for the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training (IS&T), an internationally-renowned academic research center that utilizes modeling, simulation and virtual reality technology for the advancement of training and education.

Learn more about Mr. Suder and his mobility team by using the virtual iPad at http://www.mobilegovt.com/team/tom-suder/

Suder via social networks:

2. Christopher Dorobek – Fed News Expert

Christopher J. Dorobek is the founder, editor and publisher of the DorobekINSIDER blog, a leading blog for the Federal government community.

Mr. Dorobek is an award winning journalist and thought leader. In 2008, his editorials in Federal Computer Week were recognized with the ASBPE national editorial award, and in 2010, he was awarded Federal Computer Week’s prestigious Federal 100 Award — the first working journalist win that award in its more than 20 year history.

Mr. Dorobek has a long list of accomplishments. See what they are as well as learn more about  his adventure to become the man he is today by visiting http://www.dorobekinsider.com/about/

Dorobek via social networks:

3. Jaime Gracia – Acquisition Expert

Jaime Gracia is the President and CEO at Seville Government Consulting (SGC) .

Mr. Gracia has 20 years of professional experience providing consulting support for the acquisition, training, and management of services and technology for government and commercial clients including numerous Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal civilian agencies. His support also includes consulting on effectively using Web 2.0 tools and methodologies to innovative and transform government management.

It this isn’t enough reasons to be on the list, check out his bio and company profile at http://www.sevillegovcon.com/leadership

Gracia via social networks:

4. Steve Ressler – Expertly Awesome

Steve Ressler is the Founder and President of GovLoop.com, the “Knowledge Network for Government” which connects and fosters collaboration among over 50,000 members of the government community. On GovLoop, members use social media such as blogs, videos, and forums to discuss best practices and share ideas on improving government.

Discover more about Mr. Ressler at http://steveressler.com/?page_id=2;

Ressler via social networks:

5. Steve Lunceford – Branding and Strategic Communications Expert

Steve Lunceford is a strategic communications professional for a leading provider of consulting services to U.S. Federal and state/local governments. Mr. Lunceford currently works with Deloitte and the founder of GovTwit.com, the world’s largest directory of government on Twitter, and is an evangelist for the use of new media technologies to help achieve traditional communications objectives.

He has 20 years experience in media relations/corporate communications (including 10 years in the Public Sector), working on behalf of firms such as Sprint, Choice Hotels International, BearingPoint, RadioShack and the NFL.

Learn more about Mr. Lunceford and his history with branding and strategic communications at http://www.blog.govtwit.com/about/
Lunceford via social networks:
6. Naveen Krishnamurthy – Digital and Government Expert

Naveen Krishnamurthy is the CEO and Founder of RIVA Solutions Inc and the Head Egg-Head at RIVA Social.

He is as an executive with 13+ years of IT-centric experience managing large-scale, mission critical programs for a wide range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies and Federal Government agencies. Mr. Krishnamurthy’s deep technical expertise, knowledge of business strategy, and ability to deliver successfully with measured results enables him to provide an integrated approach to achieving strategic organizational goals. As a consultant, Mr. Krishnamurthy serves as an advisor to CEOs, CIOs and other senior executive leadership in acquisition management and other strategic leadership initiatives. His areas of expertise include business strategy, information technology, and other management functions to enable successful project delivery. He has been responsible for successfully managing multi-million dollar programs in both DoD and Civilian Agencies.
Learn more about Mr. Krishnamurthy’s work at http://www.rivasolutionsinc.com/about/
But of course I may be a little biased, since he is one of our own. But I think you would agree that he is worthy of being on this list. Is this shameless promotion? Of course not! We are very proud of him and us.

Krishnamurthy via social networks:

7. Alan Silberberg – Gov 2.0 Expert

Alan W. Silberberg is founding CEO of Silberberg Innovations (A DIGIJAKS COMPANY) and Gov20LA. He is one of the most sought after international Gov 2.0 Analysts and a frequent blogger and media commentator. He speaks often on Government and Corporate innovations in technology, and private/public partnerships. He is currently advising multinational corporations and national governments on technology, social media and crisis communications. Additionally he advises startups and high growth companies.

Mr. Silberberg is the leading analyst in Gov 2.0. Mr. Silberberg has government and private sector experience, having served in the U.S. White House, at Paramount Pictures and numerous technology companies as an advisor, founder or investor.

Learn more about Mr. Silberberg at http://www.silberberginnovations.com/about/

Silberberg via social networks:

Think that we missed someone? Tell us about them and their expertise below!

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