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Leading the Defense Health Agency: Interview with Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas Robb, director, Defense Health Agency

Across the country healthcare systems are focused on ways to reduce variation in care, improve patient safety and more effectively use health information technology to improve clinical decision-making and outcomes.

The Military Health System isn’t immune to such changes. In fact, within the military, there are additional…


Added by Michael J. Keegan on August 14, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

End the Code of Silence

Too often managers use the excuse of "maintaining good order and discipline" to mob an employee out of government for other reasons completely.  Overusing or misusing the disciplinary process is rampant, with "mobbing" or gang harassment on the rise.

The real reason for this is usually "retaliation".  Retaliation against a whistleblower, retaliation against an employee who complained about discrimination, retaliation against a Union or other administrative…


Added by Megan on November 28, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

New Tricare Agency Opens Its Doors

The Defense Health Agency has assumed responsibility for Tricare, pharmacy benefits, medical information technology and other military-related health programs, Military Times reports.…


Added by Ross Wilkers on October 16, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Lessons from the Best #Government Twitters

In April, NASA received its second consecutive Shorty Award for the best government use of social media. The Shorty Awards is an annual crowdsourced contest honoring the best in social media across the globe. The organizations and individual recognized utilize Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and other outlets in interesting and inventive ways.

NASA uses almost 500…


Added by Kim Truong on August 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

How GIS is Being Used to Honor Local Servicemen and Women

Geographic information systems (GIS) are incredibly adaptable and continue to be used in new ways to present various information visually and easily. There are certainly many tactical applications for GIS. For example, to aid employees in locating services, researching housing opportunities and tracking regional programs. At the same time, GIS can also be applied to strengthen communities, recognize standout individuals, and stimulate important conversations by visually displaying data to…


Added by Kim Truong on July 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Emergency Communications Catalyst: Social Media Meets Amateur Radio

I recently wrote on the coming of age of the "Digital Public Information Officer (PIO)" and how social media, digital volunteers, and organization is key.  (Find the original posting here: Considerations for the Digital Public Information Officer)  This sparked a lot of great conversation across…


Added by Chris Poirier on April 9, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

New female protective gear prototype


Added by Donna L. Quesinberry on September 20, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Happy 4th of July to GovLoop membership!


Added by Donna L. Quesinberry on July 4, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

students DO want to know!, intergenerational

 About 25 or so years ago I was in a community group of older adults that had received an email from a teacher at a middle school in a northeastern state. She wrote that her students were working on a class project on American involvement in World War II. They wanted to learn from elderly Americans who had lived through those times and thereby learn who had served in the nation's wartime Armed Forces and Merchant Marine, as well as from civilians on the home front who had produced, serviced,…


Added by Meyer Moldeven on June 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

War Dogs: Who Pulls Fido's String?

Here is a great photo essay from Foreign Policy Magazine.   You might have heard that there is specualtion that man's best friend accompanied soldiers during the recent Osama Bin Laden take down.  Apparently K-9's have been hard at work with America's military and even part of the Airborne since the 1930's.


So....I hate to state the obvious from the pictures....but who pull's…


Added by Candace Riddle on May 5, 2011 at 11:50pm — 4 Comments

Tickets for the Troops

Last week we were proud to announce the 2nd year of our “Tickets for the Troops” program, which provides two free tickets to each of the 81 Washington Nationals home games this year to active military personnel and their families. Throughout the entire 2011 MLB season, military families can obtain the free tickets through the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s free ticket program, TicketLine.

It has been great to work with HP, AMD, the USO of Metropolitan Washington, and WFED…


Added by Christina Morrison on May 4, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Bringing Military Technology to Ambulances and Hospitals

Like many others, I was impressed and inspired by the work of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District to develop a location-based application to alert CPR volunteers when a heart-attack victim is nearby. But what about other life-threatening injuries and medical issues? How else can we use technology to help provide better medical care in time to save more lives?…


Added by Christina Morrison on March 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Wounded Warrior Project - What is it?

by Donna L. Quesinberry

Wounded Warrior Examiner


Since Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, tens of thousands of our service men and women have succumbed to battlefield wounds and are returning home with life-altering injuries. In collaboration with the USO,…


Added by Donna L. Quesinberry on December 16, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

WikiLeaks and the Accused Leaker

Bradley Manning is the U.S. Army private who is accused of leaking information to the website Wikileaks. I have been sorting out my feelings on the Wikileaks controversy, torn between a desire for openness and freedom versus a desire for America's Government to be able to operate securely and effectively. I have quickly begun to lean in favor of prosecuting the guilty and shutting down Wikileaks. Considering the story of Bradley Manning led me in this direction.

First of all, I will…


Added by Larry Slobodzian on December 3, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Keystrokes for Social Sites send handwritten season greetings to military service members

The Veteran's Day Parade in New York City that took place this a.m. was especially moving this year. Korean War Veterans were featured. My father (to the left) served in the Korean War. Though he passed 12 October 2003, my daddy was a stalwart man who served the USAF (United States Air Force) for twenty years.

During a mission in Wonju South Korea, he worked on a hidden airstrip. While a celebration was taking place, my father went to check on the aircraft and noted invaders… Continue

Added by Donna L. Quesinberry on November 11, 2010 at 10:13pm — No Comments

How Others Are Helping Service Members & Their Families

Through effective collaboration there is the opportunity and power to serve, to help others, to do more good as a result of our collective network. Please feel free to share how others maybe helping our service members and their families.

Here is one such story taking place:

Today Advanced Auto Parts donated $25k to @Op_Homefront to support military families. I think this is great support for our service…


Added by Alice M. Fisher on August 4, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

America's Top Military Officer Uses Business (and interdisciplinary thinking) to Boost National Security

Originally posted to at

I have grown to appreciate the value of interdisciplinary thinking. Put another way, I have found that my…

Added by Andrew D Welch on May 19, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Military and Government Facebook Pages: Being there is not enough

Today a growing number of military units and government organizations have an official presence in social media and especially on Facebook. Unfortunately, it seems that most organizations just seem to think that being there is good enough. Their fan pages are nothing more than a place to push the same old news releases and self congratulatory comments they shill in their other outlets.

A perusal of many major organizational pages shows that administrators don't seem to have an idea… Continue

Added by Frederick P. Wellman on October 21, 2009 at 4:12pm — 6 Comments

AUVSI 2009 Interviews and recap if interested

By: Ted Kelly-Ventresca

The World's Largest Collection of Robots and Other Unmanned Systems Hardware at Washington Convention Center, 10-13 August 2009 was an overwhelming success.

The AUVSI ( me unprecedented access to talk to the creative minds and companies responsible for the Information Technology that drives… Continue

Added by Ted Ventresca on August 18, 2009 at 11:04am — No Comments

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