Business cards are obsolete
, fast losing their value in a virtual, green world. Our security blanket is disappearing. Scary thought! Especially since that little card plays a powerful role in creating our professional identity (at least in our minds).
Long a symbol of professionalism, a business card was your ticket to the conference table, to get in the door, to give you instant credibility, maybe even free sandwiches. Not so much anymore.
As everything and… Continue
Added by Nancy Dailey, Ph.D. on May 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Here is a link to her interview on Charlie Rose on 05/11/09, explaining her rationale behind advocating the Financial Product Safety Commission which is gettin some traction (see 05/20/09 Washington Post article).
Added by David L. Friend on May 21, 2009 at 12:32pm —
Tonight I attended an interesting panel sponsored by Social Media Club-DC about crisis communications. The panelists:
Andy Carvin, NPR
Dallas Lawrence, Levick Strategic Communications
Jon Eick, New Media Strategies
Gayle Weiswasser, TMG Strategies
Part of my job and my team's job is to lead crisis communications efforts for EPA. I mean for things like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Columbia crash. We're not always directly driving, but we're in the… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Levy on May 21, 2009 at 11:30am —
President Obama's 2010 Budget
(pp. 157-158) has highlighted cloud computing as a key tool for improving innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in Federal IT.
" Cloud-computing is a convenient, on-demand model for network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal… Continue
Added by Kevin Jackson on May 21, 2009 at 11:00am —
About a month ago, the background and text on our NCSLCOMM Twitter site turned bright red!
It hurts our eyes to look at the page!
When we checked our settings, it still said the background was blue and the text was black (orgional colors). Strange!
When we went to change it, we received a message from Twitter saying there is a problem with our "profile customization," meaning we cannot save anything.
We did file a claim at Twitter's help desk, only to find out that we… Continue
Added by Meagan Dorsch on May 21, 2009 at 10:53am —
The biggest hit at the Taste of Arlington event this past Sunday was the Carlyle restaurant's crab cake sandwich. There are many good crab cakes to be had in and around the Washington, DC area -- this was the first time we had those made by Carlyle. One of our favorite crab cakes is made at Clyde's. Clyde's has two versions of crab cake -- the less expensive bar food version and the premium version full of lump crab meat. For our older son's rehearsal dinner at Clyde's of Tysons Corner a few… Continue
Added by Kathy A. Albetski on May 21, 2009 at 9:34am —
My keynote from GOVIS 2009
- User Centred Government: More than meets the eye.
Added by Stephen Collins on May 21, 2009 at 9:30am —
By Kristin Bockius, State & Local Government Social Media Marketing Manager
Bright Side of Government
My attention was caught this afternoon when I saw the headline, “White House Strives to Reduce Noise in Social Media Initiatives.” It was a blog post written by Mitch Wagner at InformationWeek. Could it be true that the… Continue
Added by Shany on May 21, 2009 at 9:18am —
Read about the U.S. Women Mayors - growing, strong and taking leadership positions. Read the story at www.electwomen.com.
Added by Kathy Groob on May 21, 2009 at 8:11am —
A couple of weeks ago, I was offered a chance to meet Mr. Vivek Kundra at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in downtown Washington, DC. Needless to say, I was honored to be given the opportunity. Although I was clear on my own views of how the Federal government could use cloud computing, the Obama administration's plans were, at that time, anything but certain. What a difference a week makes !!
As has been widely reported, the President's 2010 Budget submission has firmly set… Continue
Added by Kevin Jackson on May 20, 2009 at 11:13pm —
I'm proud to announce two important coming events.
The Information Resources Management (IRM) College and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)/DOD CIO are co-hosting a symposia on cloud computing at the college’s campus on Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington DC waterfront), Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The event is open to government, private sector, academic, and international attendees.
“The Cloud Computing Symposium” will… Continue
Added by Kevin Jackson on May 20, 2009 at 11:12pm —
There are plenty of ways for mariners to learn safe boating and sailing techniques. The Coast Guard Auxiliary
offers these courses
along with vessel safety checks
. But what happens if you end up in the water? There you are, sitting in your life raft hundreds of miles from shore. What happens after the rescue? That's the point… Continue
Added by Benjamin Strong on May 20, 2009 at 10:14pm —
Republished from eGovAU
eGovernment, or government 2.0, is often discussed as a means to create greater transparency in government.
However has there been a clear definition of what transparency really means for government in Australia?
At the furthest extreme transparency would be like living in a glass house with glass furniture - everyone could see in and view everything that was taking place at all… Continue
Added by Craig Thomler on May 20, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I'm always a supporter of new ways to get thought leaders together on how we can improve government.
I thought the NSI Bright Ideas was a cool project to have discussions on how gov't could best invest recovery funds so when they reached out to me, I thought it was a great fit and GovLoop is one of the partners. So I encourage everyone to check it out and share your ideas.
Added by GovLoop on May 20, 2009 at 6:34pm —
Thanks to Cheryl McKinnon for this slide presentation on "Changing the Face of Enterprise" What Do Records and Information Management Professionals Need to Know About Web 2.0?
The Changing Face of Enterprise.pdf
Added by Lisa Coates on May 20, 2009 at 4:51pm —
This newsletter highlights many of the ground-breaking ways Information Technology is being used to transform government-citizen interaction. The newsletter brings to light exciting new ways Federal, state, local and international governments, industry, and non-profits are making government processes more accessible and expanding citizen participation in public policy decision-making.…
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 20, 2009 at 12:08pm —
By Teresa Carlson, Microsoft Vice President of U.S. Federal Government Sales
Every time I talk to a client or read the paper, I am reminded that the wheels are in motion for making our President’s vision of an open government a reality. The impetus behind this is the billions of dollars being rolled out to drive economic growth, coupled with the Administration’s requirement that agencies are transparent, collaborative and participatory with other government agencies and… Continue
Added by Shany on May 20, 2009 at 11:51am —
The acting director of the National Archives and Records Administration will not appear tomorrow before a House subcommittee to explain the possible theft of a hard drive with one terabyte's worth of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, according to congressional staffers. Lawmakers instead will receive regular updates from the NARA inspector general's office and the FBI as they continue their investigation.
Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee… Continue
Added by Ed O'Keefe on May 20, 2009 at 10:38am —
Thanks to Ezra Klein's blog on washingtonpost.com for the link - the paper is a great read (once you get past the economics) to understand exactly the mortgage back securites (MBS) market fell apart - essentially it was due to (1) bad assumptions of defalut rates, (2) poor ratings of each MBS pool by the rating agencies, and (3) the differences between the single-name bond market and… Continue
Added by David L. Friend on May 20, 2009 at 10:22am —
Following is an exclusive podcast with Michael Brown, former Director of FEMA, on the ITAC Identity Blog. Mr. Brown is an expert on cyber security and provides excellent insights into what our nation can do to better protect itself in this new era of cyber warfare.
Click here to listen
to the… Continue
Added by Matt Langan on May 20, 2009 at 8:13am —