Dr. Mark Drapeau is a scientist, writer, and strategist. He is currently a consultant for the Global Biological Standards Institute and for the Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences. Before that, he held positions at Atlantic Media and Microsoft focused on researching and implementing creative methods to engage influential audiences, particularly those working in the public and civic sectors or influencing public policy issues. Such methods included creating journalism-quality content on thought leadership websites, producing high-profile charitable events, and establishing strategic corporate and non-profit partnerships. Using a strategy of mimicking how a media and events company would approach Microsoft’s target audiences, he created unique and successful engagements such as Publicyte, Geek 2 Chic, and the National Piggy Bank.
Before entering the private sector, Dr. Drapeau taught in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, held a AAAS fellowship at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the U.S. Defense Department, and held a NIH fellowship while he conducted research at New York University’s Department of Biology. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California – Irvine and a B.S. in Biology with research honors from the University of Rochester. Dr. Drapeau’s research interests include: the genetic and neurobiological control of animal behavior, particularly instincts, influence, and interaction within social networks; sociobiological approaches to marketing, communications, and social media; and the role of emerging digital and social technologies in defense, intelligence, diplomacy, and global issues.
Dr. Drapeau is a longtime writer and public speaker on issues related to science, technology, innovation, and human behavior and culture. His commentary and thought leadership has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Times, Wired, Fast Company, PBS, Mashable, and Washington Life, among many other publications. He is also co-editor of the book Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security, published in 2010 with a Forward by defense strategist Andrew W. Marshall. Dr. Drapeau has been interviewed by or his work has been featured in many prestigious news outlets such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and Vanity Fair.
Curriculum Vitae (revised June 2014)
Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine. Advisor: Anthony D. Long
Bachelor of Science, Biology (with research honors), University of Rochester. Advisor: John H. Werren
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, U.S. Department of Defense
NIH Ruth R. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Center for Developmental Genetics and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Biology, New York University. Advisor: Justin Blau
Consultant, Global Biological Standards Institute
Consultant, The Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences
Director of Strategy and Insights, Atlantic Media Strategies, Atlantic Media
Director of Innovative Engagement, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft
Adjunct Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2014-Present Blogger, LinkedIn
2009-Present Blogger, Huffington Post
2012-2013 Startup mentor, Acceleprise
2009-2014 Board of Advisors, Strategic Social (acquired by Constellis Group)
2009-2013 Contributing writer, PBS MediaShift
2013 Founding Sponsor (via Microsoft), 1776 Campus, Inc.
2012 Contributing Editor, FedScoop
2010-2011 Founding Board Member, Awesome Foundation, DC Chapter
2009-2010 Program Committee (Co-Chair), O’Reilly Government 2.0 Expo
2009-2010 Program Committee, O’Reilly Government 2.0 Summit
2009-2010 Co-founder, Government 2.0 Club and Government 2.0 Camp
2009-2010 Contributing writer, Federal Computer Week
2009-2010 Blogger, O’Reilly Radar
2009-2010 Blogger, True/Slant (acquired by Forbes)
2009 Contributing Writer, Washington Life
2009 Columnist, Mediaite
2009 Blogger, ReadWrite
2008-2009 Blogger, Mashable
2008 Judge, Apps for Democracy DC
HONORS & AWARDS
2010-Present Washington Life magazine’s The Young and the Guest List
2012 TechNet ConvergeUS Innovation Fellow
2009 Washington Life magazine’s The Creative List: New Media
2006-2008 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (Defense and National Security)
2007 Who’s Who in America
2004-2006 NIH Ruth R. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
2002-2003 University of California, Irvine James J. Harvey Dissertation Fellowship
2001-2003 School of Biological Sciences Summer Research Fellowships
1996-1997 University of Rochester Senior Research Scholar
1996 Dept. of Biology De Kiewiet Summer Research Fellowship
1993-1997 University of Rochester Dean’s List and Trustee’s Scholar
1993 Harvard Book Award
1993 National Honor Society
1993 Pro Merito Honor Society
1993 U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award Medal
1993 American Legion Athlete-Scholar Memorial Award
1992 Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation Leadership Ambassador
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (PAST)
American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Genetics Society of America, Animal Behavior Society, Society for the Study of Evolution, International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society, Society for Developmental Biology
PEER REVIEW RECORD
Journals: American Naturalist; Animal Behaviour; Behavior Genetics; BMC Genomics; Current Biology; Development, Genes, and Evolution; Ecological Entomology, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata; Ethology; Genetics; Journal of Circadian Rhythms; Journal of Comparative Neurology; Molecular Biology and Evolution; Naturwissenshaften
Textbooks: Biology (Addison-Wesley); Watson and Crick and DNA (The Rosen Publishing Group)
GRANT SUPPORT (EXTERNAL FUNDING BODIES)
2004-2006 $98,391 NIH NIGMS – Identification of Circadian Clock Output Genes
2002-2003 $20,000 (approx.) James J. Harvey Dissertation Fellowship
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Sociobiological approaches to marketing, communications, and social media; Role of emerging digital and social technologies in defense, intelligence, and diplomacy; Genetics and neurobiology of animal instincts
Drapeau, M.D. 2003. The role of the yellow gene in Drosophila melanogaster sexual differentiation. Ph.D. thesis, University of California at Irvine. 221 pp.
EDITED BOOKS (1)
Armstrong, R.E., M.D. Drapeau, C.A. Loeb, and J.J. Valdes, eds. 2010. Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security. National Defense University Press, 348 pp.
BOOK CHAPTERS (3)
Drapeau, M.D. 2010. Two-Way Street: Government With the People, in: Open Government (D. Lathrop and L. Ruma, eds.), O’Reilly Media.
Drapeau, M.D. 2009. Government 2.0: From the Goverati Adhocracy to Government With the People, in: State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards (J. Gotze and C.B. Pedersen, eds.), AuthorHouse.
Armstrong, R.E. and M.D. Drapeau. 2009. Life Sciences, in: Fighting Chance: Global Trends and Shocks in the National Security Environment (N. Arnas, ed.), Potomac Books.
SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS (1)
Armstrong, R.E., S.D. Prior, T.G. Merkeley, H. Pontius, L.B. McGrath, Jr., and M.D. Drapeau. 2009. Weathering the Storm: Leading Your Organization Through a Pandemic Flu Event (poster), National Defense University Press (Feb. 2009).
PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (15)
Drapeau, M.D. and J.H. Werren. 1999. Differences in mating behaviour and sex ratio between three sibling species of Nasonia. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1: 223-234.
Bordenstein, S.R., M.D. Drapeau, and J.H. Werren. 2000. Intraspecific variation in sexual isolation in the jewel wasp Nasonia. Evolution 54: 567-573.
Drapeau, M.D., E.K. Gass, M.D. Simison, L.D. Mueller and M.R. Rose. 2000. Testing the heterogenity theory of late-life mortality plateaus using cohorts of Drosophila melanogaster. Experimental Gerontology 35: 71-84.
Bordenstein, S.R. and M.D. Drapeau. 2001. Genotype-by-environment interaction and the Dobzhansky-Muller model of postzygotic isolation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 490-501.
Drapeau, M.D. 2001. The family of Yellow-related Drosophila melanogaster proteins. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 281: 611-613.
Rose, M.R., M.D. Drapeau, P.G. Yazdi, K.H. Shah, D.B. Moise, R.R. Thakar, C.L. Rauser, and L.D. Mueller. 2002. The evolution of late-life mortality in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 56: 1982-1991.
Drapeau, M.D. and A.D. Long. 2002. Bioinformatics and cytogenetics of unusual Drosophila melanogaster X-chromosome morphology. DNA Sequence 13: 241-243.
Radovic, A., P.J. Wittkopp, A.D. Long, and M.D. Drapeau. 2002. Immunohistochemical colocalization of Yellow and male-specific Fruitless in Drosophila melanogaster neuroblasts. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 293: 1262-1264.
Mueller, L.D., M.D. Drapeau, C.S. Adams, C.W. Hammerle, K.M. Doyal, A.J. Jazayeri, T. Ly, S.A. Beguwala, A.R. Mamidi, and M.R. Rose. 2003. Statistical tests of demographic heterogeneity theories. Experimental Gerontology 38: 373-386.
Drapeau, M.D., A. Radovic, P.J. Wittkopp, and A.D. Long. 2003. A gene necessary for normal male courtship, yellow, acts downstream of fruitless in the Drosophila melanogaster larval brain. Journal of Neurobiology 55: 53-72.
Drapeau, M.D. 2003. A novel hypothesis on the biochemical role of the Drosophila Yellow protein. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 311: 1-3.
Drapeau, M.D., S. A. Cyran, M. M. Viering, P. K. Geyer, and A. D. Long. 2005. A cis-regulatory sequence within the yellow locus of Drosophila melanogaster required for male mating success. Genetics 172: 1009-1030.
Drapeau, M.D., S. Albert, R. Kucharski, C. Prusko, and R. Maleszka. 2006. Evolution of the Yellow / Major Royal Jelly Protein family and the emergence of social behavior in honeybees. Genome Research 16: 1385-1394.
The Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature 443: 931-949.
Ruben, M., M.D. Drapeau, D. Mizrak, and J. Blau. 2012. A mechanism for circadian control of pacemaker neuron excitability. Journal of Biological Rhythms 27: 353-364.
ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS (41)
Blog posts excluded
Drapeau, M.D. 1996. Behavioral and Genetic Differences Between Closely Related Parasitic Wasp Species. The Nonsense Suppressor (University of Rochester Biology Dept. newsletter) 11: 8-9.
Drapeau, M.D. and S. R. Bordenstein. 1997. New Wasps in Old Bottles: Using Nasonia to Study the Process of Speciation. The Nonsense Suppressor (University of Rochester Biology Dept. newsletter) 12: 5-6.
Drapeau, M.D. 1998. Book review of Influential Passengers: Inherited Microorganisms and Arthropod Reproduction (S. L. O’Neill et al., Eds., Oxford, 1997). Journal of College Science Teaching 28: 143-144.
Drapeau, M.D. 1999. “Further Origin of Species”: Book review of Symbiotic Planet: A New View of Evolution (L. Margulis, Basic Books, NY, 1998). American Scientist 87: 276-277.
Drapeau, M.D. 1999. “Molecule Talk”: Book review of The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life (W. R. Lowenstein, Oxford, 1999). American Scientist 87: 183.
Drapeau, M.D. 1999. Partial local mating and sex ratio. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14: 235.
Drapeau, M.D. 2000. Book review of At the Water’s Edge: Macroevolution and the Transformation of Life (C. Zimmer, Free Press, NY, 1998). The American Biology Teacher 62: 78-79.
Drapeau, M.D. 2000. Supplying food vials with paper. Drosophila Information Service 83: 171.
Drapeau, M.D. and A.D. Long. 2000. The Copulatron, a multi-chamber apparatus for observing Drosophila courtship behaviors. Drosophila Information Service 83: 194-196.
Leung, N.Y., M.D. Drapeau, and A.D. Long. 2000. An auditory-deficient double mutant in Drosophila melanogaster: aristaless1; thread1 (al1; th1). Drosophila Information Service 83: 164-165.
Mueller, L.D., M.D. Drapeau, and M.R. Rose. 2000. Stress resistance, heterogeneity, and mortality plateaus: response by the authors. Experimental Gerontology 35: 1089-1091.
Drapeau, M.D. 2001. Free Web Access. The Scientist 15: 7.
Drapeau, M.D. 2001. Beyond heritability: the future of behavioral genetics. Trends in Genetics 17: 561-562.
Drapeau, M.D., B. Fuller, C. Rauser, and A.D. Long. 2001. Repeated mating in a lek-mating insect, Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service 84: 136-140.
Drapeau, M. D. 2002. Empirically testing heterogeneity theories of mortality. Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine 5: 235-236.
Kalaw, V., M.D. Drapeau, and A.D. Long. 2002. Effects of food coloring on longevity and viability of Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service 85: 128-129.
Forger, D., M. Drapeau, B. Collins, and J. Blau. 2005. A new model for circadian clock research? Molecular Systems Biology 28 June 2005; doi:10.1038/msb4100019.
Drapeau, M.D. 2006. Fly flight inhibition by misexpression of a FRU isoform. Philica.com Observation number 11 (bio.philica.com).
Drapeau, M.D. 2006. FRU does not regulate yellow in fly pigmented cells. Philica.com Observation number 13 (bio.philica.com).
Drapeau, M.D. 2006. Human disease cannot be eradicated. Philica.com Observation number 14 (medi.philica.com).
Drapeau, M.D. 2006. Non-coincidental pleiotropy of pigmentation, brain, and behavior and its evolution. Philica.com Observation number 18 (neuro.philica.com).
Drapeau, M.D. 2006. Tunnel vision: What happens to bioscience trainees? BioScience 56: 637.
Drapeau, M.D. 2007. A microscopic insurgent. The New York Times (December 4, 2007), p. A35.
Drapeau, M.D. 2007. Fishing for Terrorist Starfish. The Washington Times (July 31, 2007), p. A16.
Mignone, B.K. and M.D. Drapeau. 2007. Climate of Subtle Conflict. The Washington Times (April 22, 2007), p. B1.
Drapeau, M.D. and B.K. Mignone. 2007. Culture, Conflict…and Climate? Science 316: 1564.
Drapeau, M.D. 2007. (Counter)Terrorism Business Management. Beckstrom Starfish Report. (November).
Drapeau, M.D., P. Hurley, and R.E. Armstrong. 2008. So Many Zebras, So Little Time: How Ecological Models May Aid Counterinsurgency. Defense Horizons (February 1, 2008).
Drapeau, M.D. and L. Wells II. 2009. Social Software and National Security: An Initial Net Assessment. Defense and Technology Papers (April 1, 2009).
Drapeau, M. 2009. The 2009 Power 100: The Nouveaux Geeks. Washington Life (May 1, 2009).
Drapeau, M. 2009. Hot, Flat, and Shrouded. Washington Life (July 24, 2009).
Drapeau, M. 2009. Diplomacy 2.0 Washington Life (October 21, 2009).
Drapeau, M. 2009. Breaking the news: One man’s perspective on how social media disrupts journalism. Byline Magazine (2009) (pp. 30-33)
Drapeau, M. 2010. Corporate Public Diplomacy: Engaging and Improving Stakeholder Communities. Public Diplomacy Magazine (July 14, 2010).
Drapeau, M. and K. Bockius. 2010. 7 lessons worth learning from the Navy Social Media Handbook. Federal Computer Week (November 29, 2010).
Drapeau, M. 2011. Government Social Media: Five Questions for 2011. FastCompany.com
Drapeau, M. 2012. Keeping work and life balanced in a BYOD world. Federal Computer Week (September 5, 2012).
Drapeau, M. 2013. Technology and Tragedy at the Boston Marathon. InTheCapital (April 16, 2013).
Drapeau, M. 2013. 21st Century Statecraft and the Perils of Twitter Diplomacy. The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (April 16, 2013).
Drapeau, M. 2013. The Benefits of Proactive Corporate Leadership. Wired.com (May 14, 2013).
Drapeau, M. 2013. Positioning Your Nonprofit as a Signal Amid the Noise. Advancing Philanthropy (October 2013) pp. 52-53.
At various times I have been a regular columnist for Huffington Post, Mashable, O’Reilly Radar, Mediaite, PBS MediaShift, and other online-only outlets. I also ran a Microsoft blog named Publicyte whose topic matter was innovation in the public and civic sectors. A list of my online publications and blog posts can be found at http://www.markdrapeau.com/publications/. Most entries have links to the original URLs.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND ADADEMIC SERVICE
Guest lecturer: The Washington Media Institute, http://washingtonmediainstitute.org/
Guest lecturer: Gnovis Digital Cultures Conference, Communication, Culture, and Technology M.A. program, Georgetown University
Guest lecturer: Jason Healey’s cyber-statecraft course at the Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University
Full semester seminar: Sustainable Journalism in a New Media Age, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
Guest lecturer: Semester in Washington Journalism Program, The George Washington University
Guest lecturer: “The Science and Technology of Sustainability,” American University
Guest lecturing: Biology and national security, Social media and the military, defense, intelligence, and diplomacy communities, National War College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University
Instructor: The ‘New’ Biological Warfare, co-taught with Robert E. Armstrong and William O. Berry, National War College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University
Guest lecturer: Genetics of Drosophila courtship behavior, “Genes and Behavior,” Department of Biology, New York University
Teaching assistant: Philosophy of Biology, Advanced Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Biology Laboratory, Introduction to Life, Limnology, Introductory Biology Laboratory, Evolution, Biology for Non-majors, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California – Irvine
Organizer: Department Summer Seminar Series, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California – Irvine
Member: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California – Irvine
Organizer: Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California – Irvine
Organizer: Department Journal Club, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California – Irvine
Teaching Assistant: Biology for Non-majors, Department of Biology; Evolution, Department of Biology; Introduction to Computers, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
Undergraduate: Erin Gass (UCI ’99 – currently IT Manager, BD); Nora Leung, M.D. (UCI ‘01 – currently OB-GYN Resident at Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX); Curtis Adams, Ph.D. (UCI volunteer – currently Postdoc, UCLA); Elizabeth Kane, Ph.D. (NYU ‘06 – currently Principal Investigator, Rowland Institute, Harvard University); Sarah Shawki, M.D. (NYU ’07 – currently OB-GYN Resident at Saint Francis, Hartford, CT); Lynn McGrath, M.D. (NDU research associate, Dartmouth College ’07 – currently Neurosurgery Resident, University of Washington)
Graduate: Marc Ruben, Ph.D. (NYU ’11 – currently Principal, Insomniax); Dogukan Mizrak, Ph.D. (NYU ’12 – currently Research Scientist, Columbia University); Brianna Phillips (NDU intern, Georgetown ’08 MA in Security Studies – currently Program Coordinator, Asian/Pacific Studies Instiute, Duke University); Tyler Merkeley (NDU Intern, Georgetown ’17 MS in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases – currently Project Officer, Dept. of Health and Human Services); Peyton Hurley (NDU intern, U.S. Military Academy ’08 – currently U.S. Army); Tom Anderson (NDU intern, U.S. Military Academy ’09 – currently Captain, U.S. Army)
INVITED ACADEMIC LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
New England Complex Systems Institute, Boston, MA, International Conference on Complex Systems; U.S. Military Academy, USMA Network Science Workshop; U.S. Central Command, Tampa, FL, Theatre Security Cooperation Symposium; U.S. Army Medical Command, San Antonio, TX, 807th MEDCOM Medical Workshop; U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Symposium on Autonomy; Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, IL; In-Q-Tel; The MITRE Corporation, Project Looking Glass (PLG) Exercise; RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA; Institute for Defense Analyses, Science and Technology Policy Institute; Rockefeller University, New York Clocks Club; Cold Spring Harbor Conference on the Neurobiology of Drosophila; 44st Annual Drosophila Research Conference; Stanford University, Dept. of Biological Sciences; The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, CA; University of California – Berkeley, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology; California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology; New York University, Dept. of Biology; University of Toronto – Mississagua, Dept. of Zoology; University of California – Riverside, Dept. of Biology’s Lunch Bunch; University of California – Irvine, Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior’s Neurobrunch; 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology; 38th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society; 42nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference; University of California – Irvine, Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior’s Neurobrunch; 41st Annual Drosophila Research Conference; University of Chicago Dept. of Ecology and Evolution.
SELECTED OTHER PRESENTATIONS
2014 Wharton DC Innovation Summit, Washington, DC; City Hall News’ Digital Communications Series, New York, NY; IABC/DC Metro Silver Inkwell Awards Gala, Bethesda, MD; Social Media for Nonprofits, Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA; Startup America’s Reboot America Conference; Transatlantic Network 2020 Summit, Chicago, IL; Empact Summit on The Future of Entrepreneurship Education, Washington, DC; Tech Cocktail Startup Mixology Conference, Chicago, IL; Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Professionals, Big Sky, MT; Ignite NYC, New York, NY; Government 2.0 Expo, Washington, DC; DC AD Club, Washington, DC; Eric Schwartzman’s Social Media Master Class, Washington, DC; National Piggy Bank Summit, Washington, DC; American Marketing Association DC Chapter ThinkFood Discussion Table Networking Series Lunch, Washington, DC; Capitol File Conversation Series, Washington, DC; Colorado Information Management Assocation (CIMA) 2010 Fall Educational Conference, Denver, CO; Activism, Media, Policy (AMP) Summit, Washington, DC; Armed With Science, The Official U.S. Defense Department Science Blog (podcast), Young Government Leaders, Bethesda, MD; PRSA Social Media Bootcamp, Washington, DC; U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Government 2.0: Privacy and Best Practices Conference, Washington, DC; World Technology Summit & Awards, New York, NY; MediaBistro Social Media Marketing Bootcamp, Washington, DC; IDGA 2nd Annual Social Media for Government and Defense Conference, Washington, DC; Bay Area CIO & IT Executives Meetup Group, Mountain View, CA; ExecutiveBiz Marketing Executive Happy Hour, McLean, VA; Potomac Forum: Government 2.0 Leadership, Collaboration, and Public Engagement Symposium; The 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, NV; Network of Entrepreneurial Women, Washington, DC; Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO), Cambridge, MD; AFCEA Solutions Series: Inter-agency, Allied, and Coalition Information Sharing, Landsdowne, VA; ACT/IAC Management of Change Conference, Norfolk, VA; 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA), Denver, CO; Online Marketing Summit, Washington, DC; Army Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium, Crystal City, VA; Government 2.0 Breakfast & Schmooze, Bisnow Technology, Washington, DC; GSA Interagency Resources Management Conference, Cambridge, MD; Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Annual Conference, Washington, DC; IAC/ACT Executive Session at FOSE, Washington, DC; Best Practices for Making Government 2.0 Work Now event by BearingPoint and InformationWeek, Washington, DC; Project on National Security Reform (PNSR), Arlington, VA; GovMark Council, Washington, DC; Presidential Inauguration Conference, Washington, DC; International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, NV; The 44th Annual Golf Tournament for the Los Angeles Council of the American Electronics Associate (AeA), Calabasas, CA; Committee on Improving Processes and Policies for the Acquisition and Test of Information Technologies in the Department of Defense; National Research Council; WIRe/ICES Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Laurel, MD.