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April 2012 Blog Posts (553)

Infographic: What's a Security Clearance Worth?

The Salary Survey shows how defense industry and cleared salaries stack up - check it out at…


Added by Lindy Kyzer on April 30, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Why Organizations Lie To Themselves (& What To Do About It)

January 1 - Resolutions 1 & 2  

Photo by Scott Hamlin via Flickr


When you stand on the scale you get the truth about your weight.

For most of us that number isn't a pretty sight and we don't get the answer we want. So we tell ourselves:

  • "Weight…

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 30, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Going hyperlocal

I had an enjoyable time on Saturday at the Talk About Local unconference, where lots of people involved in hyperlocal websites get together to share stories and experiences and to figure out answers to tricky questions.

There tends to be two angles with hyperlocal…


Added by Dave Briggs on April 30, 2012 at 2:56am — No Comments

Two year review - has the Australian Government delivered on its Government 2.0 commitments?

It has been almost exactly two years since the Australian Government responded to the Government 2.0 Taskforce report on 3rd May 2010.

The response, which committed to implement most of the recommendations in the report, was made under Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and…

Added by Craig Thomler on April 29, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

The Time for a Comprehensive Plan for Second Life is Now!?

Today I read a great article about digital citizenship, Digital Citizenship and the Forward Edge Transference, written by Mike Langlois, LICSW. In his post, Langlois discusses…


Added by Pam Broviak on April 29, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Your TED Talk - Speak at Next Generation Training Summit

Are you working on an innovative project at your agency? Got a great idea to revolutionize government?

Then you should enter to become one of our three lightning speakers at the 2012 Next Generation of Government Training Summit - the leading training event for Gen X/Y government leaders, hosted by …


Added by GovLoop on April 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tools for writing

I use a ridiculous number of apps for writing stuff down digitally. It all depends on the context!

Rough notes, ideas and that sort of thing tend to be stored in Evernote. It’s easy, and ubiquitous and everything gets kept in one place.

Blog posts are written in…


Added by Dave Briggs on April 29, 2012 at 9:26am — 4 Comments

Secure: Air Traffic Control Communications

Are you aware that our nation’s air traffic control communications are unsecure? Do you know that anyone can get on these communications channels and issue false air traffic control commands to passenger aircraft? Even though incidents occur at an alarming rate, our government has done nothing to correct the underlying problem, unsecured tower operations.

The threat this problem represents to every person that boards an aircraft is real.  A well-planned attack could have devastating…


Added by Jim Epik on April 29, 2012 at 9:20am — 2 Comments

My Latest SlideShare Upload: "Job of the Future: 'Human Glue'"

A reflection on enterprise collaboration software in context. Enjoy!Job Of The Future: Human Glue by Dannielle Blumenthal,…

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 29, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Corning Continues to Help Us Think Through Our Requirements And Capabilities

About a year ago Corning amazed us with a fantastic thought piece on how advanced visualization capabilities might fit in our daily lives. The powerful video they produced is here at: Corning Helps Us All Think Through Our Requirements And Capabilities.

They recently released a continuation of their vision titled “A Day Made of Glass 2″. This too can really help us think…


Added by Bob Gourley on April 28, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Philly Borough Extends the iWatch Program to Western Suburbs

Colwyn Police Department announces the release of its new iWatch program, the latest software tool created by iThinQware, Inc. that allows citizens and law enforcement to join together in the fight against crime.

iWatch puts crime tipping and crime reporting into the palm of your hand, allowing individuals to get crime information and submit crime tips to law enforcement on their cell phones or PDAs.…


Added by Daniel Elliott on April 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Are Second Life and Other Virtual Worlds the Coffee Houses of the Future?

Last year when I attended the APWA Expo in Denver, one of the speakers shared his view of how the rise of coffee houses played a major part in the advancement of mankind. It seems that prior to the introduction of coffee as a beverage, most people just drank alcohol. 

Medieval Tavern

And if you're familiar with history, this probably doesn't surprise you because as you know, back then, the other alternative, water, was usually contaminated and unsafe to drink. Unfortunately while…


Added by Pam Broviak on April 28, 2012 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

Hacking for Good - Update from the Joplin Hackathon

So this weekend I'm in Joplin, MO for the Joplin Hackathon put together byCivicPlus and City of Joplin.

The goal of the event is to create a new digital townhall for the City in time to release for the 1-year anniversary…


Added by GovLoop on April 28, 2012 at 2:59pm — 3 Comments

TSP Weekly Wrap-Up - 04/28/12

The stock market got off to a slow start last week, but by Wednesday morning, after Apple had reported its strong earnings, the indices  caught fire closing in positive territory for the second week in a row after the early April pullback.



Added by Tom Crowley on April 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hans Rosling on global health data and TEDx

I had the honor of meeting Hans Rosling briefly at TEDxSummit. Now it’s time you listened to him.

Original post

Added by Stephen Collins on April 28, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Let’s Talk About Water in New Hampshire on May 8th

What needs to be done to have enough clean water for future generations?  If you live in New Hampshire, you can help answer this question and join a statewide conversation about the future of water sustainability on May 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the following locations…

  • White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH
  • Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, NH
  • Keene State College in Keene, NH
  • Manchester Water Works…

Added by Sandy Heierbacher on April 27, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Social Media Workshop in Hayward, CA on May 17 from 9:30-2:00


Tomorrow is Too Late: Why Government Needs Social Media 

City of Hayward, CA Council Chamber

Thursday, May 17, 2012 – 9:30am to…


Added by Spencer Stern on April 27, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

USDA’s Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge

Just heard about this funding opportunity in Everyday Democracy‘s e-newsletter…

EvDem introduced it like this in their newsletter:

If you’re looking for funds to improve rural communities’ capacity to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or economic and community development, check out the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge.



Added by Sandy Heierbacher on April 27, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

When Leaders Can't Distinguish Their Employees From Themselves

Greylag Geese Flying

Photo by Nathan Goddard via Flickr

This morning my mother reminded me of a story I would rather forget.

"Do you remember when you…


Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Innovative Fels Social Media Report in American City & County Magazine

In "Social Media Pulls Communities Together" by S.A. Reid, The Second Edition of the Fels Social Media Report is…


Added by Lauren Hirshon on April 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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