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April 2010 Blog Posts (373)

"Top Gov 2.0 Project" Contest Winner

As you know, GovLoop teamed up with O'Reilly Media/UBM TechWeb…


Added by GovLoop on April 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Purchase Video Equipment Now and Save the Planet Too!

Purchase from Specialized Communications Corp. Web Store and Do Your Part To Protect Our Planet

Do your part in protecting our planet by purchasing video equipment and accessories from the Specialized Communications Corp. web store. Through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Specialized Communications Corp., headquartered in Smithsburg, Maryland, will be planting trees for every purchase made.

By purchasing any web store item Specialized Communications Corp. will plant… Continue

Added by Judy Hoffman on April 28, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

The Federal Budget Explained By A College Student in 1.5 minutes

A pretty interesting explanation ...

Added by Sam Allgood on April 28, 2010 at 8:38am — No Comments

Meet the Gov Mascot: #3 - Lady Liberty

Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) and GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called "Meet the Government Mascot." Each…


Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 28, 2010 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Federal Eye: Study: 61% of adults use web for government info

Happy Wednesday! The Pew Internet and American Life Project have published a fantastic study of how Americans use the Internet to learn about

all levels of government. Let's dive right into the highlights:

• 82 percent of all Web users in the survey (representing 61 percent of all American adults) looked for information or completed a transaction on a government…


Added by Ed O'Keefe on April 28, 2010 at 6:53am — No Comments

Man is a Social Animal. Why not the Government then? [Government 2.0]

Numerous blogs out there sport #Gov20 or #OpenData buzzword these days igniting interesting conversations around what they believe Government 2.0 platform is probably gonna be like tomorrow. Some assume it to be a Facebook clone, some say it should be Twitter et al and some go even as far as challenging the norms of openness & transparency by bringing in a kind of fright with concern over data-security & privacy issues. Well, Government Version 2.0 is anything but these stand-alone… Continue

Added by Arvind Nigam on April 28, 2010 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Social Media Use in Local Government

Hi everyone,… Continue

Added by Alan Huynh on April 28, 2010 at 4:53am — 4 Comments

Federal Eye: SEC porn scandal results in zero firings

None of the Securities and Exchange Commission employees caught using government computers to view pornographic images has been fired, according to the agency.

The SEC inspector general investigated 28 employees and five contractors for accessing inappropriate images and Web sites, according to a report released late last week.



Added by Ed O'Keefe on April 27, 2010 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments


Gov 2.0, social media, social innovation, citizen engagement. All demand creativity and perseverance. We all have our creative slumps. I try and get over mine by going for a walk up Mount Rogers (Canberra). Due for one this weekend.

What do you do to recover the creative spark?


Added by steve davies on April 27, 2010 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

Selling Web 2.0 Technologies to Upper Management

As we work on how to use social networking technologies in Gov 2.0, I thought this article from IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management might be of some interest to practitioners. “The Strategic Implications of Web Technologies: A Process Model of How Web Technologies Enhance Organizational Performance” answers two questions:…


Added by Bill Brantley on April 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

So You Hired a Gen Y – Now Get The Most Out of Them Through The Gen Y Recruitment and Retention Lifecycle™!

We can't escape the fact that Gen Y/Millennials are going to transform the workplace over the next five years. By 2014 there will be more than 58 million Millennials employed in various organizations in the U.S. alone. Employers must begin… Continue

Added by Scott Span on April 27, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments


TSA Union Responds to FLRA “Show Cause” Order

WASHINGTON)—Stating that the rights to collectively bargain and to have union representation are two separate rights, the American Federation of Government Employees today filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority Washington Regional Office its Response to Order to Show Cause as to why there should be a union election at the Transportation Security Administration.

AFGE filed a petition for… Continue

Added by AFGE National on April 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments Exposed: What You Need to Know About the World’s Largest Job Search Engine

NED is pleased to welcome Indeed’s, Sam Fitzroy, for an informative discussion about the world's largest job search engine. Tune in to learn how to leverage Indeed’s unique, highly targeted, pay for performance job advertising services, a valuable alternative to traditional job advertising services.

Sam will field questions about the problems Indeed is solving, their explosive growth, their effectiveness and how all of their…

Added by Joel Passen on April 27, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Government by Collaboration

The Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter on Government by Collaboration is now available. This edition presents the views of 22
IT leaders of nations, states, federal agencies, and municipalities and thought leaders who are working to ensure openness in Government. Government by Collaboration is the third newsletter in a series highlighting each of the three areas in… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on April 27, 2010 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

Pew Internet - Government Online Study

Greetings Gov Loopers!

First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Aaron Smith, and I’m a researcher at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit survey research firm located in Washington, DC, and we study the impact of the internet on topics ranging from politics and news…


Added by Aaron Smith on April 27, 2010 at 11:32am — 3 Comments

Project of the Week: Gov2Social

Throughout the year, GovLoop will be featuring projects and people from among our 2010 Partners. This week's Project of the Week is brought to you by Microsoft, sponsors of our Cloud Computing Topics Page, making it easier for you to find content on that key subject. The also host a great group called "Microsoft…


Added by Dr. GovLoop on April 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

GSA Rockstars Go Prime-Time

So cool to see Sheila Campbell in Fast Company as most influential women in tech.

She runs the GSA Web best practices team...

Added by GovLoop on April 27, 2010 at 8:33am — No Comments

From Web to Washington: GovLoop Trivia Showdown or Friendly Meeting?

It was a dark and (stormy)…well cold…night in Washington last week when I arrived. Following eight hours on I-95, three cups of coffee, two traffic jams, and a metro ride in a dark subway; I had finally arrived.

My mission was clear and time was of the essence. I had to make it to the Capitol…


Added by Candace Riddle on April 27, 2010 at 7:58am — 5 Comments

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