I'm declaring Monday, May 24th, as Cloud Computing Day at DoDIIS. Lieutenant General Richard Zahner, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, seemed to get things going with his video that highlighted the future Army's dependence on "cloud nodes". I also enjoyed the keynote by EMC Corporation Board Chairman, President and CEO Joseph Tucci's "A New Vision of IT: The Private Cloud". As I listed last week, many of the breakout sessions also focused on cloud. In fact, an additional Wednesday session titled… Continue
Whenever I get a chance for some free time on trips to Washington, DC, I walk or run along the National Mall. Our nation's capitol is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, especially in and around the monuments and memorials.
But then I walk a block off the Mall and see all those ugly, boxy buildings, and I wonder:
"What if we demanded as citizens that these monstrosities get torn down?"
The recent Procurement 2.0 session at the Gov 2.0 Expo gave me some thoughts about the potential of BuyCamp. -- it can be like the Procurement 2.0 talk, but just a whole lot more of them, with more variety. It'll be crazy great.
We need some fun things to hold us over until November. (Yes, BuyCamp is in November).…
The Gov 2.0 Expo comes to a close, GovLoop's founder gives advice on government "awesomeness," the city of Manor, TX, innovates again, and a public/private partnership will bring the mysterious planet of Mars much closer to home, all in this week's pre-Memorial Day edition of the Rock Creek Roundup.
--I was fortunate enough to attend the Gov 2.0 Expo this past week, and was impressed by the presentations and… Continue
Added by Meagen Ryan on May 28, 2010 at 5:06pm —
The House on Friday essentially killed Republican efforts to freeze the salaries of federal workers next fiscal year, voting 227 to 183 to table a proposal introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
The Minnesota Republican introduced the measure after it won this week's Republican YouCut contest that is…
Although our economy remains to be weak, there's one bright side to this - U.S. solar power companies have increased their revenue by 36% last year, while adding 17,000 jobs.
Why the sunny outlook for this business sector? Grants and tax breaks which were included in the economic stimulus bill. If the government extended this assistance, the result could easily create another 200,000 jobs in the solary industry (along with…
Aaron Smith and Susannah Fox of the Pew Internet Project recently attended the Gov 2.0 Expo, a smorgasbord of policy, technology and citizen engagement put on by the good folks at O'Reilly Media. These are their notes from the conference (crossposted from the Pew Internet site)…
(WASHINGTON)—The Acting Regional Director of the FLRA’s Washington Region today issued his ruling on the representation petition filed by AFGE in its bid to formally represent some 40,000 Transportation Security nationwide.
In dismissing the AFGE petition, Acting RD Peter Sutton cited the 2003 Decision of the full Authority, which held that the agency has no jurisdiction over which to process the petition. This is an expected turn of events in that the union is now free to appeal the… Continue
Over the last decade or so of my toiling away in the government online world, I’ve often joked about the need for web champions to don capes and prowl the halls bringing attention to the potential of the web and the ‘super’ people bringing our sites to life.
My thinking has evolved. Gone are my longing for capes – it’s now time for the pace bunnies! The gun’s been fired and departmental wikis, internal blogs and online communities are all off and running. Settle in folks,…
Today, Granicus, Inc. released a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to provide government agencies at the local, state, and federal level the tools they need to manage and broadcast rich-media online and engage citizens in the democratic process in new ways. Additionally, it's now offering five new application suites which can be… Continue
Sonal Shah - WH Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
How do we look at these problems differently? With technology, innovation, and people...what keeping us from scaling great ideas.
3 perspectives the office works from:
1-Capital - How can gov't deploy capital differently to ensure best ideas to capital. In social sectors, get a grant and moves slow 3-5. Innovation fund - for fund capital and scale capital. At NCCC and Ed have these funds