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2013 NAGC Communicator of the Year:
Carl A. Fillichio, Senior Advisor for Communications and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, has been named NAGC's 2013 Communicator of the Year. The award was presented at the 2013 NAGC Communications School.
“NAGC is proud to honor the U.S. Department of Labor's Carl Fillichio as its Communicator of the Year,” said NAGC President Glen Thomas. “Among his many accomplishments was establishing groundbreaking new policies and procedures for releasing sensitive economic data to the public. Fillichio successfully navigated a number of challenges throughout this process, and established himself as an industry leader in government communications.” Download the NAGC news release to learn more.
IN THE NEWS
OMB Releases New Conference Guidance for Federal Agencies
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently provided federal agencies with updated guidance on the attendance of federal agency employees at conferences and related travel expenses. The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) partnered with other associations to draft a protocol, much of which was adopted by the OBM, including best practices such as keeping hotel costs within government per diem rates and ensuring that social events held in conjunction with a conference aren’t lavish or excessive.
According to ASAE, "OMB recognized the need for federal employees to attend mission-related conferences and provided some best practices for approving travel and conference expenses. While the memo said that sequestration budget cuts will likely result in reduced government participation in conferences and travel, OMB stressed that federal agencies should not interpret any recent Administration guidance as a moratorium on travel or conference attendance."
DC Peer Awards Offers New Category for Government Video Production
The Peer Awards began in 1997 as part of the former Washington Film and Video Council (WFVC) and later merged with the existing, popular 'ITVA-DC Video Festival. Today, the DC Peer Awards continues to celebrate local excellence in media and offer one of the most sought-after awards in our community. This awards competition is offering a new category for "Government Video Production." Anything produced by or for a local, state, federal or DoD entity is eligible to enter under this category. Entries are being accepted through July 31, 2013. Complete details can be found here.
Learn what you missed if you did not attend the 2013 NAGC Communications School
April 17-19, 2013
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
The NAGC Communications School is the only event of its kind that provides invaluable networking opportunities and practical educational sessions to help government communicators increase their skills.