Monthly Archives: May 2011

LexisNexis at SLA 2011

It’s summer conference season again and I want to share some information with you about LexisNexis at the 2011 SLA Annual Conference, being held June 12-15 in Philadelphia, PA. Exhibit Hall (INFO-EXPO) LexisNexis Booth LexisNexis will be at Booth #411 and the hours are: Sunday, June 12: 12 – 5 p.m. Monday, June 13: 10… Read more »

Announcing the FedCyber.com Government-Industry Computer Security Summit

The FedCyber.com Government-Industry Cybersecurity Summit will be held 28 September 2011 On 28 September 2011 a small number of cyber innovators, computer security practitioners and information assurance experts will gather in an attempt to map out new paths for positive change in the cyber security dynamic. This summit seeks dramatically enhance the state of security… Read more »

The Government Man and the Plain Language Act

With all of the hoopla about the Plain Language Act, the Government Man thought this would be a perfect opportunity to spread some wisdom and of course hype his own creation. In my book, Confessions of a Government Man, I devote an entire chapter to “Language of Government.” Maybe our lawmakers read it prior to… Read more »

The Shuffle: White House lands big Twitter hire, campaign season heats up

You can also read this post on BeltWiki Blog from WhoRunsGov.com. Originally posted there on May 31. In this week’s shuffle: communicators move around, the White House lands a big Twitter hire, and even more campaigns staff up. Who’s moving where in Washington, after the jump. CAPITOL HILL Hill veteran Brad Bauman has landed at… Read more »

GovBytes: Do You Know the Difference Between Cloud Computing and Virtualization?

Confused about cloud computing and virtualization? Apparently you’re not alone. Nearly two-thirds of state and local government employees felt that there was confusion in their organizations over the meaning of cloud computing and virtualization, according to a recent article in Government Technology: “The survey was surprising,” said Paul Christman, Quest Software’s vice president for state… Read more »

World No Tobacco Day 2011

The global fight to end the destruction of lives from tobacco is something I can get behind. Today is World No Tobacco Day – a global initiative from the World Health Organization. Some statistics that many public health professionals are aware of but always a good reminder: The tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people… Read more »

Hack for Change & The Ingredients of a Successful Hackathon

We believe in bringing together smart and passionate people, and motivating them to take on hard problems with hard deadlines; that’s our fellowship — 20 fellows, spending the year tackling some interesting civic challenges. An upcoming event, however, aims to light a fire under that model: 50 people, just one day! That’s Hack for Change,… Read more »

Retain User Adoption consultants beyond the initial contract to sustain ROI.

This article was originally published on Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATION You are responsible for ensuring end-user adoption of the IT system in your organization. To ensure this occurs, you retained consulting services unique to user adoption, such as Tri Tuns. Now that the contract is near completion, you are worried that you may see a… Read more »