BGOV Brings on ‘Leading’ Techy

Bloomberg Government’s Managing Editor Mike Riley released a memo Monday announcing the new hire of Michael Nelson, whom he describes as “one of Washington’s leading technology experts” as a BGOV analyst. Nelson teaches at Georgetown University. In addition to heading a team at IBM, he also worked with then-Veep Al Gore on “information infrastructure” issues at the White House — does this mean he helped invent the Internet? Nelson’s hire comes on the heels of a slew of departures and firings last week in the sales and multimedia departments.

Nelson is coming on board fast. He started in New York Monday and come Wednesday he’ll be in Washington.

See the internal memo…

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As Bloomberg Government continues to expand and hire, I wanted to let you know that we’ve brought on board Michael R. Nelson, one of Washington’s leading technology experts, as a BGOV analyst.

Mike, who teaches on the future of the Internet, technology trends and e-government at Georgetown University, will conduct research on and examine the impact of federal technology spending and regulations for our technology team.

He understands well the business implications of government actions. Mike brings more than 20 years of experience on a range of technology policy issues, including heading a team at IBM Corp. on its Next Generation Internet strategy, shaping technology policy at the Federal Communications Commission, and working with then-Vice President Al Gore on information infrastructure issues at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Please join me in welcoming Mike to BGOV. He starts today in New York and will join us in Washington on Wednesday.