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Federal Government Wikis
 I - Panelist Bios & Photos

Federal Government Wikis I

Gray Brooks (Moderator) - General Services Administration (GSA)

Gray Brooks began his new media work in 2003 on the web team of Howard Dean's presidential campaign, with responsibilities including the management of Get Local, the groundbreaking social organizing tool that would evolve into the suites used by campaigns in 2008.  With the launch of Barack Obama's presidential exploratory committee, he served as New Media Ombudsman, assisting the New Media Director in liaising amongst each New Media team and with other departments.  After serving on the Presidential Transition Team, Brooks co-led the digital overhaul at the Federal Communications Commission, an effort that completely retooled the agency’s web presence.  He now serves as Sr. API Strategist at the General Services Administration as part of the Administration’s implementation of the Digital Government Strategy. 

Wikis Across Government Agencies

Peter B. Meyer - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Peter Meyer is a research economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
His research is on how knowledge sharing and collaboration helped make technological inventions possible, notably the airplane and personal computers.

He is also looking for ways to make research work more efficient and fun.

He previously worked as a software engineer at Symantec Corporation and has a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.


Marine Corps Civil Information Management (MARCIM) Semantic Wiki

Liz Mooney - Milcord

Liz Mooney is a Research Analyst on Milcord’s Marine Civil Information Management System (MARCIMS) project. Her research activities have involved building a semantic knowledge base to represent relational information of data relevant for analysis of foreign humanitarian assistance operations. Liz received her B.A. from Brown University, where she concentrated in International Relations with a curricular focus on Global Security and a regional focus on the Middle East. Liz's relevant past work has included research on the foreign manipulation of ethnic conflict in Afghanistan, and the evolution of the Egyptian Islamist Jihad. She has had three years of Arabic Language study, which involved advanced courses in translation and literature, and participated in a language immersion program at Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt.



Ryan Androsoff - GCPEDIA

Ryan Androsoff is the Senior Policy Advisor for Web 2.0 in the office of the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada (Treasury Board Secretariat).  His work at Treasury Board Secretariat has included leading the development of the Guideline for External Use of Web 2.0. Ryan is a passionate advocate for increased and effective use of social media and collaborative technologies in the public service.

Ryan’s career has included serving as an advisor to Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), as well as working at the World Bank in Washington, DC on initiatives to promote results-based management in international development. Ryan is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he earned a Master in Public Policy degree. His research at Harvard focused on “Government 2.0” and he specifically examined the implications for governments of using social media and other on-line collaboration tools. Ryan also has an Honours degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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