DorobekInsider: Attending the Open Government conference Tuesday morning

Tuesday - 7/21/2009, 1:09am EDT

On Tuesday morning, I am attending 1105 Government Information Group’s Open Government conference. I don’t know if the event ended up being profitable, but… they have put together a very good line-up.

(NOTE: 1105 asked if I would record calls that went out to 1105’s list — you may have received one. I should note that I didn’t get paid for doing it. I did it because I think the conversation is valuable and I hope they get a good turn out.)

I will only be there for the morning so I can get back to Federal News Radio 1500 AM and work on the Daily Debrief. That being said, I want to see Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra, who will be joining us later this month for the Federal News Radio Book Club on July 31 discussing Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation. I also am very much looking forward to seeing Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, the person credited with creating the term Web 2.0. O’Reilly Media, of course, is also sponsoring the Gov 2.0 Summit in September, which I hear has a really stellar line-up.

I also want to stay the session titled Web 2.0 & National Security. As I have said as recently as today talking about Intellipedia and A-Space, this is a fascinating area — and, in many ways, the intelligence community is way ahead of everybody else. So… I look forward to the panel. (Two of the panelists, Mark Drapeau and Linton Wells, both of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University, have written a paper looking at Web 2.0 and national security. You can read that paper hereHear Drapeau talk about it here.)

As I usually do, I will be posting my raw notes from Tuesday morning’s sessions. You can read them here as I am taking them — assuming I have Internet connection, of course.

On the top of my notes, I post this editor’s note:

EDITOR’S NOTE: These are notes. They are provided for informational purposes but should NOT be seen as a verbatim transcript of the event. That is not the intent. The idea is that information is power — and that information is more powerful when it is shared. That being said, it also requires people assess the information that they receive. Raw, unanalyzed information is probably less accurate then information that has been prepared, edited and assessed in some formal way. All of that being said, I believe that information is power — and therefore I am sharing it.

It is sometimes interesting to me how people will sometimes don’t fully assess information. Raw information at times can be more accurate, but generally, it gets better as we think, ponder and analyze. So… take the notes for what they are worth — they are my notes. And I’ll try and post my thoughts about the sessions as soon as I can… and I can’t wait to compare notes with others… and we hope that it all furthers the discussion.

I will be tweeting about the session too using #oig. I look forward to following others at the conference.