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					                    FCC NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN WORKSHOP

                          OPEN GOVERNMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

                                    THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009


Agenda:

9:30 am          Opening by FCC Chairman Genachowski


9:35 am          Workshop Introduction, Eugene Huang, Moderator


9:40 am          Panel 1: A View from Government (45 minutes: 10 minutes from each
                 panelist followed by 15 minutes for questions from the FCC moderating
                 panel)


                 Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer
                 Vivek Kundra will provide insight into how his IT Dashboard and Apps for
                 Democracy increased civic participation and made the government more
                 efficient. He will also discuss how government investments in cloud
                 computing and telepresence might result in improved performance while
                 accelerating American broadband leadership.


                 Graham Richard, Former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
                 Graham Richard will share ideas about Fort Wayne Wired and Inspired to
                 Gain and Retain Jobs. He will talk about local high speed broadband
                 applications in public safety, healthcare, energy and education.


                 Beth Noveck, Federal Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open
                 Government
                 Beth Noveck will discuss new opportunities for governments to engage
                 citizens through broadband and emerging technologies, including
                 through the use of collaboration platforms.


10:25 am         Open Q&A Period (15 minutes)


10:40 am         Break



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10:45 am         Panel 2: A View from the Non-Profit Sector (45 minutes: 5 minutes for
                 each panelist followed by 20 minutes for questions from the FCC
                 moderating panel)


                 Norm Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
                 Norm Ornstein will present on civic engagement, the public square and
                 campaign finance reform-- all in the context of the critical importance of
                 universal access to broadband.


                 Andrew Rasiej, Personal Democracy Forum
                 Andrew Rasiej will discuss innovative uses of broadband that enhance
                 democracy.



                 Ellen Goodman, Rutgers School of Law
                 Ellen Goodman will cover the role of public media in information creation,
                 curation and connection, providing examples of current projects that
                 engage and empower citizens and potential advances that could more
                 powerfully connect people to information.


                 John Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation
                 John Wonderlich will present on technology’s potential to redefine how
                 we interact, and government’s opportunity to help redefine citizenship –
                 to live up to President Obama's vision for a technologically empowered
                 society, by creating a more transparent, connected democracy.


                 Beth White, Chicago 2016
                 Beth White will present on Chicago 2016’s efforts to communicate their
                 objectives via their website and other new media, how they have reached
                 out to the community on a variety of issues, and their plans for
                 communication of jobs, policies, and other information going forward.


11:35 am         Open Q&A Period (15 minutes)


11:50 am         Closing Statements/Adjournment




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Participant Bios

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski:

Chairman Genachowski has two decades of experience in public service and the private
sector. Prior to his appointment, he spent more than 10 years working in the
technology industry as an executive and entrepreneur. He co-founded LaunchBox
Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, where he served as Managing Director, and he was a
Special Advisor at General Atlantic. In these capacities, he worked to start, accelerate,
and invest in early- and mid-stage technology and other companies. From 1997-2005,
he was a senior executive at IAC/InterActiveCorp, a Fortune 500 company, where his
positions included Chief of Business Operations and General Counsel.

Genachowski’s public service spanned broadly across government. His confirmation as
FCC Chairman returns him to the agency where, from 1994 until 1997, he served as
Chief Counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, and, before that, as Special Counsel to
then-FCC General Counsel (later Chairman) William Kennard. Previously, he was a law
clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice David Souter and Justice William J. Brennan,
Jr. (ret.), and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for Chief Judge Abner
Mikva. Genachowski also worked in Congress for then-U.S. Representative (now
Senator) Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and on the staff of the House select committee
investigating the Iran-Contra Affair.

Genachowski has been active at the intersection of social responsibility and the
marketplace. He was part of the founding group of New Resource Bank, which
specializes in serving the needs of green entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses,
and has served on the Advisory Board of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). He also
served as a board member of Common Sense Media, a leading non-partisan, non-
profit organization seeking to improve the media lives of children and families.

Genachowski received a J.D from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), where he was
co-Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received a B.A. from Columbia College
magna cum laude.




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FCC Moderating Panel:

Eugene Huang, Moderator
Huang served as a Policy Advisor to the Secretary at the United States Department of
the Treasury between 2007 and 2009. Huang was previously a White House Fellow at
the Treasury Department. In these roles, Huang has been primarily responsible for
managing the U.S.–China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) and its successor, the
U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Previously, Huang was a Visiting
Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford
University. Prior to Stanford, Huang was the Secretary of Technology for the
Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor Mark R. Warner. Huang is a graduate of
Oxford University, where he received a M.Phil., with distinction, in Economic History,
and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in
Economics from the Wharton School, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a M.S. in
Telecommunications Engineering.

Kristen Kane, Director of National Purposes, National Broadband Task Force
Kristen Kane currently serves as National Purposes Director. Ms. Kane was Chief
Operating Officer of the New York City Department of Education, where she was
responsible for the implementation of the Bloomberg administration's reform strategy
as well as oversight of daily operations. She also served as a vice president and equity
research analyst at JP Morgan and worked at Salomon Smith Barney prior to that. She
earned an M.B.A. with a Certificate in Public Management from Stanford Graduate
School of Business, and a B.A. from Yale College.

Mary Beth Richards, Special Counsel for FCC Reform, Office of the Chairman
Ms. Richards heads a comprehensive program to provide openness and transparency at
the agency. Ms. Richards first joined the FCC in 1984 and held a variety of positions,
including Deputy Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs, Enforcement, and
Common Carrier Bureaus, Deputy Managing Director and Special Counsel to the
Chairman, before moving to the Federal Trade Commission in November 2006 as
Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. She recently returned to the
Commission as Deputy General Counsel, and has been serving as Acting Managing
Director. In 1995, she received the Presidential Meritorious Executive Service Award.

Steve VanRoekel, Managing Director for the FCC, Office of the Managing Director
Steven VanRoekel is Managing Director for the FCC where he oversees all operational
aspects of the agency as well as the agency’s use of technology and new media for
communications. Mr. VanRoekel joined the FCC in June 2009. Prior to the FCC, Mr.
VanRoekel had over 18 years of Information Technology and management experience
and was most recently an executive in the Windows Server and Tools division at
Microsoft Corporation. Mr. VanRoekel held various positions in his 15 years at
Microsoft, including managing Microsoft’s cross-industry Web Services effort and
serving as Speech and Strategy Assistant to Bill Gates.


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Panel 1: A View From Government


Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer
Vivek Kundra was appointed as the first CIO of the United States by President Obama in
March 2009. In this capacity, he directs the policy and strategic planning of federal
information technology investments and is responsible for oversight of federal
technology spending. The U.S. CIO establishes and oversees enterprise architecture to
ensure system interoperability and information sharing and ensure information
security and privacy across the federal government.


Kundra has been recognized among the top 25 CTO's in the country and as the 2008
IT Executive of the Year for his pioneering work to drive transparency, engage citizens,
and lower the cost of government operations. Prior to joining the Obama
administration, Kundra served in Mayor Fenty's cabinet as the CTO for the District of
Columbia and Governor Kaine’s cabinet as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and
Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His diverse record also includes
technology and public policy experience in private industry and academia.


Graham Richard, Former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Graham Richard concluded his second term as mayor of Fort Wayne (Indiana’s 2nd
largest city) on January 1, 2008. Richard helped lead the city to national recognition for
high performance city services. Results included: lowest crime rate in over 28 years,
saving taxpayers more than $30 million using business practices including Lean Six
Sigma, record breaking investments in downtown development, neighborhoods, and
infrastructure while keeping property tax rates at one of the lowest levels since the
1960’s. Potholes are filled in less than 4 hours instead of 4 days, permitting time has
been slashed from 48 days to less than 10. The city has been awarded the #1 Fleet
Operation and Best Public Works and Utilities Department in the country. Fort Wayne
has been recognized as a leader in the use of high speed broadband applications to
serve the underserved in education, healthcare and public safety. Richard was selected
Government Leader of the year for 2007 by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce.
National awards for his technology leadership include recognition by Government
Technology magazine as one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers, the Fiber-to-
the-Home Council’s 2005 Star Award, the Public Technology Institute’s 2006 Tech
Leader Award and the 2006 KillerApp Trailblazer Award. Mayor Richard recently
completed his first book, Performance is the Best Politics, which features the story of
Fort Wayne’s transformation to high performance government. Mayor Richard has been
asked to make many keynote presentations to share his experience as a mayor,


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business owner and entrepreneur. He served as an Indiana State Senator and he is a
graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton
University.


Beth Noveck, Federal Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government
Beth Simone Noveck is the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for open
government and leads President Obama's Open Government Initiative. Based at the
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, she is an expert on technology
and institutional innovation. Previously, Noveck directed the Institute for Information
Law & Policy and the Democracy Design Workshop at New York Law School where she
is on-leave as a professor. She is founder of the "Do Tank," and the State of Play
Conferences, and launched the first of its kind Peer-to-Patent community patent
review project in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trade Office. She has
taught in the areas of intellectual property, innovation, and constitutional law, as well
as courses on electronic democracy and electronic government.




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Panel 2: A View From the Non-Profit Sector


Norm Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public
Policy Research. He also serves as an election analyst for CBS News and writes a weekly
column called "Congress Inside Out" for Roll Call newspaper. He has written for the
New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and other major
publications, and regularly appears on television programs like The NewsHour with Jim
Lehrer, Nightline, and Charlie Rose. At the 30th Anniversary party for The NewsHour, he
was recognized as the most frequent guest over the thirty years.

Mr. Ornstein serves as senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission,
working to ensure that our institutions of government can be maintained in the event
of a terrorist attack on Washington; his efforts in this area are recounted in a profile of
him in the June 2003 Atlantic Monthly. His campaign finance working group of
scholars and practitioners helped shape the major law, known as McCain/Feingold,
which reformed the campaign financing system. He has also co-directed a multi-year
effort, called the Transition to Governing Project, to create a better climate for
governing in the era of the permanent campaign, and is co-director of the
AEI/Brookings Election Reform Project.

He was the recipient in 2006 of the American Political Science Association’s Goodnow
Award for distinguished service to the profession. Ornstein has a B.A. (Magna cum
Laude) from the University of Minnesota and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of
Michigan. His alma mater, the University of Minnesota, gave him an honorary Doctor of
Laws degree in 2007.

Andrew Rasiej, Personal Democracy Forum
Andrew Rasiej is a social entrepreneur, and founder of the Personal Democracy Forum,
an annual conference and website about the intersection of politics and technology. He
is also the co-founder of techPresident.com, an award winning blog that covers how
the Obama administration and Congress is using the web, and how technology is
empowering new levels of citizen engagement. He has advised Senators, Congressmen
and political leaders on the use of Internet since 1999. In 2004 he served as Chairman
of the Howard Dean Technology Advisory Committee. In 2005 he ran a highly visible
campaign for New York City’s office of Public Advocate championing low cost
broadband. He is the founder of MOUSE.org a education and technology organization
empowering students in public schools to build and maintain computer networks for



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their fellow students, teachers, and communities. He is Co-Founder of
Mideastwire.com which translates Farsi and Arabic newspaper articles and opinion
pieces in the Mideast into English. Mr. Rasiej also serves as Senior Technology Advisor
to the Sunlight Foundation which focuses on using technology to help foster
transparency in government.


Mr. Rasiej writes a bi weekly column for www.politico.com and he appears as an expert
on the Internet and politics on major media channels including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC,
NPR, FOX, BBC, SKY News, the Daily Show. In October 2008 the World e-Democracy
Forum named him Person of the Year for his ground breaking work covering and
analyzing the elections and bridging the digital divide.

Mr. Rasiej is a member of the Board of Directors of www.poptech.com an annual social
innovation conference. He serves on numerous advisory boards for technology firms
and various not for profit organizations. He is a graduate of the Cooper Union for the
Advancement of Science and Art and past recipient of the prestigious David Rockefeller
Fellowship Program administered by the New York City Partnership.

Ellen Goodman, Professor at Rutgers School of Law
Ellen Goodman is a Professor at Rutgers University School of Law at Camden,
specializing in information law and policy. Professor Goodman’s scholarship probes
the appropriate role of government policy, markets, and social norms in supporting a
robust information environment. She has focused recently on the future of public
media and recently authored a book chapter entitled Public Service Media 2.0.
Professor Goodman has spoken before a wide range of audiences around the world,
has consulted with the U.S. government on communications policy, and has served as
an advisor to President Obama’s presidential campaign and transition team. She is a
Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of
Communications and has visited at Penn’s Wharton School and Law School.


Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2003, Professor Goodman was a partner at
Covington & Burling LLP, where she practiced in the information technology area. A
graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Professor Goodman was a law
clerk for Judge Norma Shapiro on the federal court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania.


John Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation
John Wonderlich is the Sunlight Foundation's Policy Director. Mr. Wonderlich leads



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collaborative examinations of government, and works with both the government and
public communities, developing and implementing transparency policy for the Sunlight
Foundation. He has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Penn State University.


Beth White, Sport Venue and Operations Planning for the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid.
Beth White has spent the last 20 years planning and managing Olympic and major
events. In her role at with Chicago 2016 White has helped to develop plans and
contract with all the Olympic venue sites and cities. White headed the International
Broadcast Center (IBC) and Main Press Center (MPC) operations for the Salt Lake
Olympic Organizing Committee. She is the founder and managing director of
Whiteboard Strategies, an independent consulting company based in Long Beach, CA,
which she launched in 2004. Previously, White was Chief Operating Officer for the Long
Beach Summer of Aquatics, a series of events that included the 2004 U.S. Olympic
Team Trials – Swimming and the 2004 Toyota Aquatics Grand Prix. In this position,
White oversaw all aspects of planning and executing events scheduled during the
Summer of Aquatics, including marketing/communications, pool construction, athlete
services, ticket sales and the operation of the venue. White also served as liaison
between Long Beach officials and the governing bodies of the participating sports.




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