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Cc: Susan Turnbull <susan.turnbull@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Brand Niemann <niemann.brand@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Tony Stanco <stanco@xxxxxxx>
From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 00:03:09 -0700
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= ANNOUNCEMENT =    (01)

Dr. Brand L. Niemann from EPA will be delivering a presentation 
entitled "Harmonizing Semantics in E-Government" during our Thu 
2004-04-22 conference call.    (02)

He will be talking about some of the E-Government initiatives that he 
is involved in -- including work related to the Federal Enterprise 
Architecture (FEA), Data and Information Reference Model (DRM) and Web 
Services Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice.    (03)

Conference Call Details:    (04)

Date:     Thursday, April 22, 2004
Start Time:     10:30 a.m. Pacific Std Time
End Time:     11:55 a.m. Pacific Std Time
Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330  (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Participant Access Code:  ...(to be advised)...    (05)

Mark you calendar now and see our conference call wiki page for more 
details (closer to the time): 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_04_22    (06)

About the speaker:    (07)

Brand L. Niemann received his Ph.D. in Meteorology and Air Pollution 
Science from the University of Utah and has been with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency for 22 years and is currently a 
Computer Scientist and XML and Web Services Specialist in the Office 
of Environmental Information. He has received awards and recognitions 
for his work from the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, 
the US Geological Survey, LOTUS, and ComputerWorld-Smithsonian. He is 
the recipient of Vice President Gore's Hammer Award to teams of 
federal employees and their partners whose work resulted in a 
government that works better and costs less. He lead a team that was 
recognized by OMB Associate Director for Information Technology and 
E-Government, Mark Forman, and the Quad Council with a Special Award 
for Innovation in the 2002 CIO Showcase of Excellence for their use of 
XML in a distributed content network and use of VoiceXML in providing 
universal access to emergency response information. During 2002-2003, 
he was chair of the CIO Council’s (Architecture and Infrastructure 
Committee) XML Web Services Working Group (http://web-services.gov) 
which graduated recently to become the Emerging Components Activity 
(http://componenttechnology.org) of the Emerging Technology 
Subcommittee of the CIO Council’s Architecture and Infrastructure 
Committee. He was recently recognized with the Emerging Technology / 
Standards Leadership Award at the SecureE-Biz.Net Summit, from Mark 
Forman, Associate Director, IT and eGovernment, OMB, and David 
McClure, VP e-Gov, Council for Excellence in Government: “for ushering 
in new technology to allow us to conduct e-Business securely to 
further implement the President’s Management Agenda”. He was also 
recently recognized with the EPA Bronze Medal “for outstanding 
collaboration on EPA's Geospatial Blueprint on the EPA Geospatial Team 
which outlines the enterprise approach for acquiring, managing, and 
deploying geospatial data and tools” by EPA's Chief Information 
Officer, Kim Nelson. He was recently asked to co-chair the CIO 
Council’s (Best Practices Committee-Knowledge Management Working 
Group) Semantic (Web Services) Interoperability Community of Practice 
(http://km.gov). He is a member of the EPA Enterprise Architecture 
Team and can be contacted at niemann.brand@xxxxxxxx    (08)

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