Gov 2.0 Hero Steve Radick, Social Media Lead, Booz Allen Hamilton.
What was your path to Gov 2.0?
I started working at Booz Allen in 2003 as an entry level strategic communications consultant. For three years, I worked on a variety of projects across the public sector, providing support in the areas of media relations, change management, stakeholder engagement â€“ pretty much anything involving internal or external communications. Then, in 2006, I discovered Intelink and Intellipedia. Thatâ€™s when I realized the potential of Government 2.0. Of course, we didnâ€™t call it that â€“ back then it was just an innovative use of some cool technology. But, I didnâ€™t just see wikis and blogs, I saw all of the IT security myths and information sharing excuses get thrown out the window. If the Intelligence Community was able to use blogs and wikis to share classified information across 16 different federal agencies, then these tools could certainly be used in other areas of the government. At that point, I decided that I was going to do whatever it took to bring the principles of openness, transparency, and sharing to my company and the rest of the government.