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Jan 16
Jerry Rhoads commented on Andy Blumenthal's blog post '10 Ways To Improve Federal Technology'
"The biggest problem is Technology, be it Fed IT or Private Sector, is focus. IT must support the core mission of an Agency or Company. In Silicon Valley, the industry is technology, in Washington it is Government, Boston is Insurance and New York is…"
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David W. Scott commented on Andy Blumenthal's blog post '10 Ways To Improve Federal Technology'
"Unless there's significant property damage* or injury/death, we need to celebrate failure, not merely tolerate it. This promotes appropriate risk-taking that leads to useful discoveries and innovation.  "Reward success and failure,…"
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10 Ways To Improve Federal Technology

While it's good to improve government services through advances in information technology, we also need to do better with what we have, which is our own valuable IT human capital. …See More
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10 Ways To Improve Federal Technology

While it's good to improve government services through advances in information technology, we also need to do better with what we have, which is our own valuable IT human capital. …See More
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Jerry Rhoads commented on Andy Blumenthal's blog post 'Cloud Kool-Aid'
"My thoughts are that --how technology is applied needs to be better understood in order to manage its outcomes. It seems that by outsourcing to the "Cloud", many CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, feel that they can reap the rewards of delivering a…"
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Current Title:
Division Chief
Current Agency or Organization
Department of State
What Best Describes Your Role?
Technology
Educational Background (Degree, School):
MBA/BBA
Certified Chief Information Officer
Certified eGovernment Leader
Certified Enterprise Architect
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Certified Information Technology & Information Management
Certified CompTIA A+
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http://xeesm.com/AndyBlumenthal/
Topics I Care About
Acquisition, Budget, Career, Communications, Gov 2.0, IT (Cloud Open Source), Leadership, Pay/Benefits, Performance Mgmt, Telework, Program Mgmt
I work for the government because:
I love the missions of the agencies that I work for and I believe that we can make a difference in people's lives.

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10 Ways To Improve Federal Technology

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 6:13pm 3 Comments

While it's good to improve government services through advances in information technology, we also need to do better with what we have, which is our own valuable IT human capital. …

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Cloud Kool-Aid

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 6:00am 2 Comments

We've all drunk the Kool-Aid and believe in using the cloud.



And with almost 1 million active apps alone in the Apple Store it is no wonder…

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12 Years A Slave, But Not Anybody's Property

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

I saw the movie "12 Years A Slave."



I have seen other movies on slavery, such as Amistad and Glory, but none were as potent and realistic as this was. 



I came out with my head full of feelings of pain…

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Healthcare.gov - Yes, Yes, and Yes

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 6:00am 6 Comments

Healthcare.gov was rolled out on October 1. 



Since then there has been lots of bashing of the site and finger-pointing between government overseers and contractors executing it. …

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Government Shutdown - On The Street

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 6:00am 1 Comment

Day #3 of the Federal Government Shutdown.

I am reminded on the streets of D.C. that there are many others hurting and in need. 

Pictured here are some hardworking folks striking against "unfair labor"…

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At 5:46pm on February 1, 2009, Steve Reynolds said…
Hi Andy
I am retired from the U.S.C.G. I am CEO of Professional Resources Inc. a staffing firm and a certified (SDVOSB) looking to network. We have contract
IT professionals. Our web site is WWW.PRI98.COM. My office e-mail is SREYNOLDS@PRI98.COM.
Regards
Steve Reynolds
At 7:05pm on January 30, 2009, I.J said…
Hello Andy, thank you for joining GovLoop. Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

Sincerely,

I.J
GovLoop Community Leader
 
 
 

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