The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union has asked Congress to set aside partisanship and end the deadlock on the federal budget, warning that the country’s aviation system is at risk the longer the resulting work stoppage continues. Continue
The shutdown Tuesday has seen 15,000 sidelined employees from the Federal Aviation Administration, more than 4,000 of…
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 3, 2013 at 2:49pm —
Authored by Doug Kruger and originally posted to Blue Coat's Federal Blue Print blog.
There has been a lot of conversation around the new cybersecurity legislation and several bills have been circulating in Congress as lawmakers are faced with the growing reality of cyber attacks that should cripple critical infrastructure such as water, electricity or transportation systems.
To this end, the U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to review cybersecurity legislation this… Continue
Added by Shany on April 16, 2012 at 10:27am —
Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a "Commerce Business Apps Challenge" to developers to look for innovative ways to utilize the Department’s and other publicly available data to help businesses identify opportunities, grow, enhance productivity and create jobs.
With the submission deadline of April 30 fast… Continue
Added by Jason Hibbets on March 13, 2012 at 8:00am —
Originally posted on the Phase One Consulting Group's Government Transformation Blog.
As the firestorm over the future of Open Government raged… Continue
Added by Michael Rupert on July 1, 2011 at 11:00am —
I had the opportunity to attend the WIRED Business Conference, Disruptive by Design, on Monday 06/14/10 as a guest of Altegrity Risk International (ARI) Chairman Bill Bratton. He was one of the featured speakers at this conference. WIRED magazine is one of the most respected technological magazines of all time, and is touted as the first truly on-line international publication. Naturally, they are a good fit to oversee a conference focusing on the disruption of current and trending… Continue
Added by Michael Vallez on June 22, 2010 at 10:05pm —
What exactly is considered private when it comes to social media and social networking? Since becoming involved in social media about a year and a half ago I have been a little astonished at what people share about themselves. MySpace has been the social networking website where both men and woman pushed the limits on how much skin is showed in uploaded pic's. Seems… Continue
Added by Michael Vallez on June 4, 2010 at 12:33pm —
I love to read a news article on the web that highlights a law enforcement agency that is using social media and being successful at it. Some may say social media success for law enforcement has to be measured by arrests, crimes prevented or some numerical value. However, successful use of social media for law enforcement is more of a "loss leader." If an agency… Continue
Added by Michael Vallez on June 3, 2010 at 8:10am —
Law enforcement has basically been at the mercy of the news media. Whether issuing press releases, responding to a high profile case, or requesting help from citizens in a missing person case the police were (are) at the behest of the media to communicate there message.
Social media offers alternative options for law enforcement agencies to take control of their communication and… Continue
Added by Michael Vallez on June 2, 2010 at 10:19am —
While reading some of my latest Google Alert’s I cam across a blog post by David Etue of FederalComputerWeek.com. The article titled “Mitigation, not prohibition, is best response to social media’s security risks
” provides an excellent argument why organizations such as law enforcement agencies need to get into the conversation. Etue does a great job of identifying both the pitfalls and benefits… Continue
Added by Michael Vallez on June 1, 2010 at 6:18am —
There seems to be a reluctance of law enforcement in a general sense to become involved in social media. Whether it is lack of education, funds, or knowledge law enforcement is fast being left behind by criminals who are adapting to social media. An example, Flash Mobs
became a problem in Philadelphia this past March that caused the Philadelphia P.D. to reach out to the F.B.I. for help monitoring social networks as a tool to help… Continue
Added by Michael Vallez on May 12, 2010 at 9:00am —
The US Department of State
has jumped into Facebook amid a growing number of federal agencies that are doing the same. Other federal agencies involved in social media are the National Security Agency, US Army, US Navy, US Coast Guard, The White House, and many others. The federal government is clearly becoming a leader in communicating their message through "social networking" sites. But is the federal government… Continue
Added by Michael Vallez on March 30, 2010 at 9:20am —
Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area are open under an unscheduled leave policy according to the Office of Personnel Management.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Washington area from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Accumulations of 16 to 24 inches of snow are expected.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how and why they've made the call.
To read the whole story, click… Continue
Added by Federal News Radio on February 4, 2010 at 2:17pm —
Forgive me my fellow GovLoopers for not posting in a few weeks! It's been a bit busy around Federal News Radio. But we've got some great stories I wanted to make sure you all saw. Our pay and benefits guru Mike Causey has been on a roll this past week breaking some news on various pay and personnel related issues.
He was at the Human Capital Management Forum where OPM Director John Berry discussed some changes to the personnel system that are under serious review - like eliminating… Continue
Added by Federal News Radio on November 29, 2009 at 11:12am —
NASA hosted our first tweet-up at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, corresponding with the STS-129 Space Shuttle launch. Tweeters from around the world attended -- from as far away as the UK, Morocco, and New Zealand. We exposed them to speakers who shared their experiences on what it takes to launch a Shuttle to what it's like in space, with Twitternaut @Astro_Mike Massimino. We toured the facilities at the space center and took them out to see the Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad… Continue
Added by Beth Beck on November 18, 2009 at 12:00pm —
The Social Media Club of DC had a meeting dedicated to Government 2.0 Wednesday night. Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but my Strategic Communications Group colleague Bill Murray
was there. Bill wrote up his thoughts, and I'm happy to post them here.
Bill is very experienced in the b2g field, having formerly worked as a reporter for Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Washington Technology. His Twitter stream is wamurray, and his report is… Continue
Added by Christopher Parente on October 23, 2008 at 8:30pm —