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In June, Sarah served on the host committee for Netroots Nation in San Jose. In May, Sarah spoke at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on “Cybersecurity: Transparency and Civil Society.”  She was also interviewed on WMCLive, the Womens Media Center’s Radio Show, about cybersecurity, women in tech, and workplace flexibility in Silicon Valley. Sarah […]

Recent thoughts on open government and cybersecurity

The two biggest issue areas in IT policy that I’ve been working on the past few years include open government and cybersecurity. While they may sound like they’re in opposition, that’s not really the case. It is possible to have smart security and open government. Not everything can be open, not everything can be secured. […]

Professional Update

Since I haven’t been blogging much lately, I thought it might be worthwhile to put up a professional update. In early February, I spoke at the Democratic Science and Technology Summit organized by the California Democratic Party Internet Caucus at Stanford University. As of January, I’m now chairing the USACM Digital Government committee of the […]

Social media in political campaigns

I could write volumes about social media use in campaigns, but I put up a post at SFGate that explains where we are now, esp. in respect to local and statewide races for the 2010 election.

Fem2 and the Politics of Inclusion

I’m submitting a session for the Gov 2.0 Camp LA Women in Technology track. Here’s the scoop: Although the concept of open government & transparent processes assumes equal ability for participation, there are still spaces and situations in the world of online politics and government 2.0 where some or all women get cut out of […]

Recap of a busy week – politics, new media, gov 2.0 and more

Last week was a whirlwind on the local level… after Newsom dropped out of the CA governors’ race, I wrote a piece about it that had a pretty good reception at The Huffington Post but was maimed by trolls at SFGate. Having seen this happen before for other writers, I reluctantly decided to remove all […]

I can’t even keep track any more.

I’m involved in a lot of really incredible projects and have been over the past few years so much that I don’t even have a running list, it all moves so quickly. But every once in a while I like to log some of it here for the few people (mostly friends & colleagues) who […]


A lot’s been happening lately for me – elsewhere… so here’s a bit of a summary for those who are curious. Also, I keep recent news of what I’ve been doing professionally updated typically at my professional website, SarahGranger.com. My new media consulting (via PublicEdge) is going well. I’m working primarily with WomenCount as their […]

July 4th Patriotic Song List

In honor of the celebration of our Independence Day, I put together as many patriotic tunes as I could find for an iTunes mix. Many didn’t make the cut, but I selected my favorites that fit together in the most celebratory arrangement I could work out for a July 4th cd mix, song list here […]

My Afternoon at the White House

Me behind the podium in the White House press briefing room today. I arrived late to the press briefing, but luckily the Press Secretary was behind schedule as well. After I settled next to the wall (where apparently CNN would catch me on TV anyway), I tweeted the press briefing. Then I spoke with press […]