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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation - Brand Nieman

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From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 22:28:20 -0700
Message-id: <408757F4.4060802@xxxxxxxx>
The presentation from Dr. Brand Niemann is coming up tomorrow. Call 
details as follows:    (01)

  Date: Thursday, Apr. 22, 2004
  Start Time: 10:30 AM Pacific Standard Time
  End Time: 11:55 AM Pacific Standard Time
  Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  Participant Access Code: "2004422#"    (02)

See http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2004_04_22 
for other details. You would want to point your browser to this page 
during the call too.    (03)

Please add you name onto the call wiki page (at the above link) or 
email me offline, if you are planning to attend (and haven't already 
notified us).    (04)

I'd encourage all who are planning to work on (or is interested in) 
eGovernment projects to come join us tomorrow at Dr. Niemann's talk.    (05)

--    (06)

Peter Yim wrote Thu, 08 Apr 2004 00:03:09 -0700:    (07)

> 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.
> 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.
> ...
> About the speaker:
> 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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