Agencies going “all in” on new media citizen engagement

From “Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration” by Max Cacas on

“With a mandate from the White House to make the government more open and transparent, especially to citizens, federal agencies are increasingly turning to the tools of social collaboration, and doing it in a way that fits the mission of the organization.

“On Thursday, The Association for Federal Information Resources Management, better known as AFFIRM, devoted its April lunch meeting to a discussion of putting citizens at the center of government. Yesterday’s panel discussion in the Marvin Center at George Washington University was moderated by Dave McClure, Associate Administrator at the General Servces Administration.”


The panel Dave McClure moderated included Amanda Eamich, Director of New Media at the Agriculture Department; Janice Nall, Director of the Division of eHealth Marketing at the National Center for Health Marketing at the CDC; and Elizabeth Olmo, Director of Strategic Requirements, Capabilities, and Assessments in the Office of Policy-Strategic Planning at the Homeland Security Department. You can hear the entire event by clicking on the audio link.