Monthly Archives: September 2011

We’re Already Cyborgs

I noticed the phenomenon XKCD describes above in a recent trip outside the states to Uzbekistan, via Munich. When I touched down in Germany, to my surprise the airport didn’t have wifi and data roaming was $20 a megabyte. With prices more fitting of truffles than data and no internet outlets like I had seen… Read more »

Maryland’s broadband expansion goes live

The first major phase of Maryland’s broadband expansion project is now live, bringing high-speed broadband access to much of Southern Maryland. Charles County, St. Mary’s and Calvert County all have expanded access, bringing new services to subscribers throughout some of Maryland’s more rural areas. Governor O’Malley was on hand to mark the milestone, the Governor… Read more »

Houston, Texas FY 2012 budget analysis; themes of consolidation and cuts reign

Deltek Analyst Emily Magurne reports. Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the United States, with a population of 2.1 million and a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics and transportation. After being elected in late 2009, Houston Mayor Annise Parker declared her administration would focus on balancing the city’s budget and selecting… Read more »

On Trump Cards and Gatekeepers

Make no mistake our culture is one largely defined by trump cards and gatekeepers. You undoubtedly have run into one or the other, or perhaps more rightly, the latter deploying the former as some sort of delay tactic, tripping you up on whatever you are working on. For the uninitiated, the term trump card can… Read more »

MEP Adds Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff To Board of Advisors

9/28/2011 Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has joined its Board of Advisors. Chertoff will contribute to the MEP growth strategy and strategic planning as the company continues to diversify. “It’s truly a professional honor and a… Read more »

Project of the Week: NIH Intramural Research Program

This weeks project of the week comes from the NIH. After more than two years in development, the new website for the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health launched, congrats to the NIH! Ben Chambers shared with us some information about the new website and the Intramural Research Program. Be sure to… Read more »

Realizing your serious game potential

Most training coordinators and human resource managers have heard of incorporating serious games into ongoing professional development and employee training programs. What these professionals may not realize is the actual potential for learning that 3D simulations offer in virtually any type of work or learning environment. The ability to capitalize on the benefits of this… Read more »