Video Highlights from Open Government Employee Awareness Day at Social Security Headquarters
On July 14 2010, the Chief Information Officer hosted an Open Government Employee Awareness Day Event at Social Security's Headquarters in Baltimore, MD. The purpose? To Increase employees' understanding of the principles of open government and how they can become involved in activities to help SSA become more transparent, participatory, and collaborative.
Below you will find videos and presentations from the speakers who participated in our event.
Michael J. Astrue, Social Security's Commissioner delivers opening remarks, and confirms SSA's Open Government commitment.
Video Transcript: Commissioner Astrue
Frank Baitman, Social Security's Chief Information Officer discusses Open Government at SSA.
Social Media in Government:
Alex Howard, Gov 2.0 correspondent from O'Reilly Media discusses the progression of web-based technologies and how they're currently being used effectively across government.
Transparency & Information Quality:
Ron Raborg, Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Quality and Performance, gives an overview of Social Security’s efforts to share and be accountable for data and information shared with the public.
Ephraim Feig, Associate CIO of the Office of Vision and Strategy discusses how we’re engaging the public and employees in dialogues and decision-making about Social Security’s services, programs and policies.
Giovanni Carnaroli, Chief Information Officer at the Department of Transportation and Jennifer Gustetic, Lead Associate from Phase One Consulting Group discuss open government initiatives at DOT.
Beth Noveck, United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer, and Director of the White House Open Government Initiative discusses ways other agencies are using social media to increase transparency, participation, collaboration, and to spur innovation.
Greg Pace, Deputy CIO of the Social Security Administration closes out the program with a brief talk on how open government relates directly to our service to the American people.