John James, founder and chairman of JD James & Co., talks with Focus Washington host Chuck Conconi about African economic development
John James, founder and chairman of JD James & Co., talks with Focus Washington host Chuck Conconi about Equatorial Guinea.
Sue Sheridan, president and chief counsel of the Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy, sits down with host Chuck Conconi to discuss the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s transmission policy, a test case for Order 1000, and […]
Qorvis’ Chuck Conconi sits down with Ron Faucheux to discuss the presidential debates, and the affect they may have on the presidential election. With only a couple weeks before the election, it is still very […]
By Page Zakas Washington D.C. is home to many attractions from museums to restaurants to shopping. While many areas of Washington D.C. offer a wide variety of brand name stores, one market stands out as […]
Focus Washington and John Reid take a look at the 2012 design of the White House Christmas Ornament.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic Martin Luther King Jr. Library. On August, 21, 1972, the doors of this beautiful public library officially opened. Miles van der Rohe, well known architect, designed this […]
The Washington Kastles followed up last year’s perfect season with a 22-18 win on the road against the Orange County Breakers on Monday in the first World Team Tennis match of 2012. The win was the 17th […]
The 46th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival resumes today on the National Mall, with a full schedule of concerts, demonstrations, workshops, and food. In its long history the festival has featured performers, crafts people, and local […]
Earlier today, The American Chemistry Council (ACC) hosted a forum, “Unlocking the Vast Potential of Energy Recovery,” on Capitol Hill. The event was headlined by Cal Dooley, ACC president and CEO, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), […]
Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee announced today that former Caps captain Adam Oates will be the team’s new head coach. Oates will be making his head coaching debut in replacing Dale Hunter, who stepped down […]
D.C.’s sweet spring breeze has given way to the sticky and almost unbearable humidity of the summer. The summer heat seems to be almost contagious as Presidential campaigns (read smear tactics) are heating up into […]
Today is the official start of the two-day Call to Action for Child Survival conference hosted by the U.S., Ethiopian, and Indian governments. The conference is being held at Washington DC’s Georgetown University. Featured speakers include US […]
Are you feeling the tough economic times? But do you still like to have a good time? Well don’t worry, the solution is here. Washington.org recently released their list of 100 Free (and almost free) […]
Greg Wilkinson, President and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, sits down with Rich Masters to discuss a groundbreaking new study from the Earth Institute at Columbia University that discusses the significance of plastics […]
Chuck Conconi invites Michael Clements, founder of the local DC art group, ArtJamz (www.artjamzdc.com) to sit down in studio. They discuss the founding of the group, purpose, and future meet ups! In an interview with […]
Chuck Conconi discusses Michele Bachmann’s importance in the upcoming 2012 election. He is joined again by Clarus Research Group President, Ron Faucheux.
Open Government open source, open standards, open specifications. There is a huge amount of confusion and misunderstanding on what these terms mean when it comes to technology, and which products and tools fit into each […]
We were are the Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington, D.C. last week and caught up with Rob Pinkerton, Director of Government Solutions for Adobe Systems, and Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, after their Thursday […]
Laurel Ruma, Gov 2.0 evangelist for O’Reilly Media and co-chair of Gov 2.0 Expo, gives a sneak preview of sessions coming up at Gov 2.0 Expo, including City of Los Angeles, the first cloud computing deployment in the local government level. For more information about Gov 2.0 Expo, visit http://www.gov2expo.com. […]
Supporting President Obama’s initiatives promoting transparency, participation and collaboration, Gov 2.0 Expo’s co-chair and Microsoft’s Mark Drapeau talks with Focus Washington TechView shares with us a sneak preview of the key angles of the Gov 2.0 Expo event. To learn more about what the event has planned around cloud computing, collaboration and social media in government, visit http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010. […]
The New York State Senate chief information officer Andrew Hoppin talks with Focus Washington TechView on what Gov 2.0 means to him. Hoppin walks us through the re-launch of his organization’s website using an open source software platform so citizens can participate in the policy making process without the need to travel to their offices. Hoppin will be speaking at the Gov 2.0 Expo, and you can learn more about this event at http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010. […]
Opening access to information could bring significant benefits to citizens services. Focus Washington TechView spoke with the city of San Francisco chief information officer Chris Vein who explains us how his city is developing innovations solutions to achieve open government-related applications, such as crime mapping. As an example, Vein walks us through the concept of how two developer mothers created a listing of services for activities with their children, such as best parks to go with their kids, best schools, best services for their kids, etc. It is a mommy application that shows that the opened information can make real changes in the lives of its citizens. And the city is now working with other cities to further this vision. For more information about the Gov 2.0 Expo, visit http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010. […]
As we celebrate Earth Day this year, governments and education organizations are looking to further their environmental efforts in helping make our planet cleaner and more sustainable. Technology can play a fundamental role in supporting […]
More than one billion people in 190 countries will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this year. Along this theme, Bruce Klein, Ciscos SVP for the U.S. Public Sector organization, joins Focus Washington […]
For the most coherent explanation of the differences, and the perceptions of, the term “open” as applied to open source, open standards, and open government, check out this blog post on GovFresh from Bobby Caudill […]
The Atlantic sponsored a State of Union for Technology forum this morning, featuring White House CTO Aneesh Chopra—we were there, and asked Adobe’s Rob Pinkerton for his take on Aneesh’s keynote.
The White House today, led by the President himself, is conducting a very interesting, and I think unprecedented, brainstorming with some of the nation’s top CEOs. The topic– modernizing government– may seem a little dry, […]
While the term “cloud computing” seems to be on everyones’ mind this year in the Washington technology sector, few can actually agree on what it actually means for government agencies at the Federal, state , […]