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NEC Corporation of America Joins IJIS Institute as Sustaining Member

Leading technology provider of strategic IT and communications solutions latest to join prestigious member class

Ashburn, VA (February 5, 2014). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for justice, public safety, and homeland security—announces that NEC Corporation of America has joined the Institute as a Sustaining Member.



Added by Chelsea Cooper on February 5, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

9/11 Anniversary: Maintaining Vigilance on the Road Ahead

It has been 12 seemingly long years now since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed America forever.

Thus as we honor the victims and pay our respects to their families, let’s also remember an unsettling but stark…


Added by David B. Grinberg on September 11, 2013 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Slaughter in Syria: Evil Triumphs When "Good Men Do Nothing"

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" --…


Added by David B. Grinberg on September 1, 2013 at 9:00pm — 18 Comments

Separation of Church and State: Myths and Facts

The Founders Tried to Protect Us From Religious Extremists

America’s founders deliberately kept god out of our Constitution because they didn’t want a theocracy. But many Americans now try to force all of us to practice their faith, and prevent some from practicing different faiths. Nothing is more un-American.


James Madison and Gouverneur Morris wrote our Constitution from scratch in 1787, using pen and paper. There had never before been such a document. They…


Added by Patricia A. O'Malley on July 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Global Communications: "Doomsday" Reactions from USA, China, Russia


  “It’s the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fine.”…


Added by David B. Grinberg on December 28, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Guns & Government: What's the Solution?


It should be obvious by now that something is seriously wrong in America regarding the responsible use of firearms and…


Added by David B. Grinberg on December 16, 2012 at 10:30am — 70 Comments

My Personal Code for America Effect

I know that there are lots of opinions, both negative and positive, that are swirling around the local government community with regards to Code for America. It's easy for us to get defensive about our jobs because, well, we're used to having to be on the defensive. Government doesn't have a positive image with the general public. We all know that.

It's not my place to tell anyone how to feel about the work CfA is doing. However, I thought I would share the effect Code for America…


Added by Ron Pringle on October 4, 2012 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

NextGen Topic: Civic Engagement & Open Innovation 7/26 @ 1:15

The application of technology to government has evolved into an incredible environment of creative change. Just as Tim O’Reilly predicted, now is the age of government as a platform. Raw open data is being made readily available to the public, which has created new applications, tools, and ways to access information and services. The Thursday afternoon session, scheduled from 1:15 to 2:15, is designed to bring four of the leading minds behind this ever-important movement to the same room to…


Added by Andreas D. Addison on July 17, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Another Exciting Year for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The Paralyzed Veterans of America recently wrapped up their annual wheelchair sports event—the 32ndNational Veterans Wheelchair Games, which HP attended as a proud sponsor.  The event was held in Richmond, Va., and included more than 500 athletes competing in a variety of sports.   The event was made even more special because it was considered a homecoming, since the games were first held in Richmond 31 years ago.

This year, HP attended the event as a Platinum Host Sponsor,…


Added by Christina Morrison on July 17, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Health Care Security is a Fundamental Freedom -- Part III

Corporate America Gone Wild!

Some opponents of health care reform assert that the Affordable Care Act will result in a lack of personal freedom due to the so-called individual mandate. But what about our freedom from Corporate America gone…


Added by David B. Grinberg on July 9, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Why Feds Don't Need Rebranding -- Part III

Some argue that when it comes to polishing its public image, Feds should follow the rebranding examples of Corporate America. But Federal Government does not need to spend multiple millions of dollars -- in our case with taxpayer money, whether real or perceived -- to improve its public…


Added by David B. Grinberg on June 15, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Wanted: Political Leaders Intent on Solutions, Not Adulation

This week President Obama laid out his vision for America and his rationale as to why he should be re-elected. In a nearly hour-long speech, he sought to firmly establish himself as the defender of the middle class. While the ideals underpinning his rhetoric are laudable, the approach of demonizing various segments of society is not the way to creating solutions we so desperately need.

One need not get into the…


Added by Kathleen Schafer on December 9, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

The Lost Voices of Education Reform

In the perpetual battle to reform America’s defunct education system, it is interesting to see how “new” interests are entering the fray bringing with them millions of dollars and an insatiable taste for political paralysis. The Huffington Post article, “America’s Education Reform Lobby Makes it Presence Known at the Voting Booth,” details how Washington insiders, like former DC Public…


Added by Kathleen Schafer on December 2, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Foreclosure: Recovery



     Do you know this lady? Oh, of course you do! She’s that kind little lady who lives next door, she’s the one who bakes cookies for the children in the neighborhood at Christmas or just whenever. She’s a grandmother and loving wife…


Added by Ray A. on May 29, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

Member of the Week: David Dejewski

This week's featured member is David Dejewski - check out his awesomeness!


1. What was your path to public service?

Serving my community has seemed pretty important to me since I was a kid. I was 7 yrs old when I witnessed some “older” kids set fire to a field behind my house. I sounded the alarm and then used a rake to pull a fat line of dried material (fire food)…


Added by William Bett on April 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Member of the Week: Dick Davies

This week's featured member is Dick Davies - check him out!

1. What was your path to public service?

"I have always been active in civic projects, it's a responsibility of being a citizen. I first got heavily involved in federal government…


Added by William Bett on March 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

What are our national values?

Today at 11 am, I stopped working for a few minutes to participate in the Moment of Silence for the victims in Tucson Arizona.

As I paused, I thought about the millions of people around our nation who were also participating. I got the chills. 

I wondered who the other people were, where they lived, how they were effected by the tragedy, and what values we have in common.

This experience made me think it would be helpful that as a nation…

Added by Joseph Porcelli on January 10, 2011 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

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