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[DC EVENT INVITE] 10/22 Connecting the Dots for Democratic Accountability at National Press Club

From: iSolon.org <snider@isolon.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:31:05 -0400
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Apologies for any cross-posting of this event.  You may also open this
announcement in your browser here
emocraticAccountability.html>  and RSVP here
<http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159648327391653> .   -- J.H. ("Jim")


Connecting the Dots for Democratic Accountability: Semantic Web-Based
Information Sharing Policy and the Future of Investigative Journalism


National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Lisagor Room

Washington, DC



Friday, October 22 . 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Since 9/11, there has been a revolution in government information sharing
technology and policy for national security purposes, such as tracking
potential terrorists. It's now possible for government employees to connect
the dots on national security risks across tens of thousands of government
agencies at national, state, and local levels of government. If U.S.
governments can empower their employees to connect the dots for national
security purposes, why cannot they empower citizens and journalists to
connect the dots to hold elected officials accountable? That is, does the
new information sharing model for national security point the way to a
revolution in government transparency and investigative journalism? 

J.H. Snider, President, iSolon.org
Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
David Donald, Data Editor, Center for Public Integrity
Stephen Schultze, Associate Director, Princeton University's Center for
Information Technology Policy
Scott Amey, General Counsel, Project on Government Oversight
Jeff Jonas, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist, IBM Entity

Chris Spence, Chief Technology Officer, National Democratic Institute

CONFERENCE WORKING PAPER (to be released the day of the event):
Snider, J.H., "Connecting the Dots for Democratic Accountability: Semantic
Web-Based Information Sharing Policy and the Future of Investigative

40 individuals; please RSVP if you plan to attend.

This event will be followed at 3:00 pm by a second iSolon sponsored event:
"Is State Con-Con Phobia Justified? Leading state constitutional scholars
will discuss the state constitutional convention referendums on the Nov. 2
ballots in Maryland, Michigan, Montana, and Iowa." See

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