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10 Communication Lessons From The OBL Capture*





I am watching this situation unfold and am fascinated, obviously, on a lot of levels. From a communication perspective here are a few thoughts. Not intended to criticize or endorse. Just trying to learn from the best school of all – life itself.…

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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on May 5, 2011 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Good morning, here are my political law links for today

NEWT NEWS. New developments here.  “[Rick] Tyler wouldn’t say much, but Gingrich is scheduled to speak to Georgia Republicans at their state meeting on Friday, May 13. ‘By the time Newt speaks to the Georgia convention, he’ll be a candidate,’ Tyler said.”

DANIELS MULLS.…

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Added by Eric Brown on May 5, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

Vendors gearing up for 10th Annual National Child Welfare IT Managers’ Meeting

INPUT Analyst Amanda White blogs about the upcoming 10th Annual National Child Welfare IT Managers' Meeting.

 

Registration is open for the 10th Annual National Child Welfare IT Managers' Meeting, an event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau. The event will…

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Added by Kyle Ridley on May 5, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Australian bank glitch affects transit riders

A bank glitch affected transit customers in Victoria and New South Wales, leaving them unable to use debit cards to purchase or top up farecards.

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Added by Susan Bregman on May 5, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments

Australian bank glitch affects transit riders

A bank glitch affected transit customers in Victoria and New South Wales, leaving them unable to use debit cards to purchase or top up farecards.

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Added by Susan Bregman on May 5, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments

No change planned for MBTA stroller policy

After overwhelming opposition, its largest-ever response to an online survey, the MBTA does not plan to change its policy on baby strollers.

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Added by Susan Bregman on May 5, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

INSPIRE Centre for ICT Pedagogy, Practice and Research

The University of Canberra has released the web site for their new Inspire Centre for ICT Pedagogy, Practice and Research. A building for the centre is due to be opened by the end of the year. The slide show about the centre shows a cabret style teaching room with ten nine seater circular tables each table with its own wall screen.In partnership with the the ACT Department of Education and…



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Added by Tom Worthington on May 5, 2011 at 4:01am — No Comments

Austral Trimaran option for Australian Navy

According to Defence Technology International, one solution to the Australian military's lack of transport ships is a 102 meter trimaran sitting unused in Western Australia ("Good Deal", Bradley Perrett, DTI, April 2011). The ship was built by Austral, with a hull design similar to that of the US Navy's Freedom-class Littoral combat ships (which are made by Austral in the USA). The ship could be…

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Added by Tom Worthington on May 5, 2011 at 2:01am — No Comments

Austral Trimaran option for Australian Navy

According to Defence Technology International, one solution to the Australian military's lack of transport ships is a 102 meter trimaran sitting unused in Western Australia ("Good Deal", Bradley Perrett, DTI, April 2011). The ship was built by Austral, with a hull design similar to that of the US Navy's Freedom-class Littoral combat ships (which are made by Austral in the USA). The ship could be…

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Added by Tom Worthington on May 5, 2011 at 1:01am — No Comments

YGL Govies Gettin Dirty For a Cause: Part II

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...but there are not enough words to describe how wonderful it was to run this race in the company of friends and for the benefit of so many who are facing great adversity.

 

Well you met the team in "Govies Gettin Dirty for a Cause: Part I".  I'm happy to report that we all finished the…

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Added by Candace Riddle on May 5, 2011 at 12:28am — 2 Comments

GovLoop Microlending Team on Kiva.org: Update

Note: everything I discuss below is from me as a private individual, not representing anything connected to EPA, the federal government, or anyone else.)



Have you heard of microfinancing? The basic idea is that by making very small loans to entrepreneurs (like $25) in developing areas, you help them help themselves and contribute to the local economy.



Thanks to…

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Added by Jeffrey Levy on May 4, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

NBN, cyber-security, skills and green IT need funding in Australian Budget

Anthony Wong, president of the Australian Computer Society, has nominated the NBN, cyber-security, skills and green IT, as needing funding in the Australian Budget. He is quoted in the article "Budget for NBN education programs a must: ACS" (Fran Foo, The Australian, 4 Mat 2011). These are priorities I agree with.On its own, the NBN might make the digital divide worse, not better. We need…



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Added by Tom Worthington on May 4, 2011 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Campaign: 10 Lifelong Marketing Lessons*



I've said it before, and I'll say it again: First Lady Michelle Obama is a brilliant marketer. Her signature "Let's Move" campaign, which promotes physical fitness particularly among youth, is an exercise in genius. How do we… Continue

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on May 4, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Is this service design thinking?



I went a couple of weeks ago to a fascinating discussion about the nature of service design, organised around a book published last year called This is Service Design Thinking. The two editors of the book were due to lead the session but were at the wrong ends of a skype three way video conference which stuttered into a dalekian half…

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Added by Stefan Czerniawski on May 4, 2011 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

7 Steps To Social Networking Success [INFOGRAPH]

GovLoop recently hosted an awesome online training with Heather Krasna, an expert career coach who has been helping people network and land gigs for many years. As an expert in all things careers and networking, Heather sent us an impressive document, detailing the 7 steps of the networking process. We then transformed it and out came this pretty nifty infographic!…

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Added by Jeff Ribeira on May 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — 15 Comments

Beware of bin Laden spam and computer viruses

Malware purporting to contain information on Osama bin Laden is all over the Internet. This malicious software or "malware" can embed itself in computers and spread to users' contact lists, infecting the systems of associates, friends and family members, the FBI warned today.


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Added by Sarah Lane on May 4, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

What if?

Trip Advisor happened for local gov. People rated things, kept eyes on things, fed back easily if there was an issue. Maybe not needed in smaller Council areas, maybe only in cities but still, what if? Public toilets. Takeaways and restaurants for cleanliness. Parks for upkeep, for plant choice, even? Rate us on everything.



Why? Because it'd be doing our jobs for us. Well you didn't expect anything else, did you? But, also, because you are our customers, our critics, our eyes and… Continue

Added by Louise K on May 4, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Judging the AU VISIONS Short Screenplay Competition

Recently, I had the opportunity to be a judge for the American University VISIONS Short Screenplay Competition.

As an AU grad myself, I was glad to help out. VISIONS is an annual competition that seeks the best in documentary, fiction, digital/new media production, screenwriting and photography from AU students and recent alumni. The theme for this year was, “Media That Matters.”

Joining me in…

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Added by Joe Flood on May 4, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Be Original

Nothing is free in life.  If you copy someone else, or mimic an identity, words, or style, you won't get a free ride, you'll just look like a cheap rip off.  Stop obsessing about what everyone else is doing, and find your own fire, burning in your own heart, and focus entirely on doing that unique thing.  A…

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Added by Lauren Modeen on May 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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