I am entering the “Blog-o-Sphere” with Data, Context, and a Disclaimer!
Hello! My name is Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia and I currently work in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). I support the Federal CIO’s key program initiatives such as Federal Cloud Computing, Federal Data Center Consolidation, Government Collaboration Platform and the Open Government Directive (OGD). As Senior Program Executive, I’m looking forward to blogging in this space about the Data.gov program—OMB’s flagship program for an Open and Transparent Government and a key foundation for OGD. I’ve not blogged much in the past year since it seems we are “fire-fighting” every day handling the “Crises Du Jour” on various programs in Washington DC! Ergo, I will only wax philosophical on topics with pertinent “data” (double entendre!). I’m eager to have a meaningful, thoughtful conversation that the new world of open government brings with it and the key role of data, information, apps and mash-ups (I am a fan of M*A*S*H as well) in solving challenging problems… Disclaimer: The views in this blog do not represent those of the GSA, OMB, or even my own! (As you get to know me in this blog, you’ll find that I like a little humor.)