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Leading the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

For more than six decades, the National Institute of Allergyand Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has been at the forefront of research in infectious and immune mediated diseases, microbiology, immunology, and related disciplines. It conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, diagnose, prevent, and treat infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis,…


Added by Michael J. Keegan on July 11, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Leading Across Boundaries in an Era of Complex Challenges

Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government.…


Added by Michael J. Keegan on June 16, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Improving Your Budgets Through Performance Information

Think back to when you were a kid. You had an idea and you knew it was right. The system for chores wasn’t good enough. You KNEW that if you and your sibling worked together the way YOU wanted the chores could get done easier and faster. Once you came up with a plan to convince your parents then they were much more likely to sign off as opposed to you just complaining about the current system.


Flash forward to…


Added by Drew Doggett on June 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Pivotal Period for Afghanistan: Interview with Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In advance of the Afghan Presidential election run-off scheduled for June 14, Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan join me on The Business of Government to explore how USAID has sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan and what is USAID's three-fold transition strategy. The following is an…

Added by Michael J. Keegan on June 11, 2014 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

7 Lessons Learned from the PMI-ACP® Exam

Everyone has their own method for studying for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam. You might carry the PMI-ACP® Examination Content Outline or some Project Management Institute (PMI)® recommended study material around with you. You might join your local PMI® Chapter to study with others who also have the goal of passing the PMI-ACP® Exam. No matter what study method or methods you choose, someone has been there before…


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on April 28, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Innovation Australian-Style

Innovation seems to be a big deal in governments around the world.  But the Australian Public Service developed a formal action plan for innovation in 2011 and is rolling out a series of initiatives that are building the use of innovation into the government’s institutional framework.


The current edition of…


Added by John Kamensky on April 9, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

How To Prepare For And Pass Your PMI-ACP Exam

Two days after submitting his online application for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam, Allen Matheson got a message that many exam candidates dread: he had been randomly selected for an audit.

“They asked that I give them more detailed evidence of two things within the next 90 days,” said Allen, a project manager and Agile consultant, in an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, host of …


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on April 9, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

The 7 Things You Need to Pass the PMI-ACP® Exam

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has developed a set of criteria and credentials for recognizing project management professionals who use Agile methodologies in their project, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification. The credentialing process is fairly rigorous, including: 2,000 hours or twelve months of general project management work experience, 1,500 hours or eight months of Agile specific project experience, and 21 hours of training in Agile specific…


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on April 2, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

The 2013 GovFresh Awards are in...

2013 results are in, and the company which maintains the database of government contracts wins Civic Startup Of The Year according to GovFresh's website.  Here are the results:

2013 GovFresh Awards

The GovFresh Awards honor the greatest civic innovators and innovations of 2013.


  • City of the…

Added by Jen Clement on January 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

IJIS Institute Publishes National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Resource

Criminal Justice Information Services Program Advisory Committee compiles essential resources in guide to help industry implement N-DEx

Ashburn, VA (October 29, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—announces the publishing of the…


Added by Chelsea Cooper on October 29, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

Belkin Unveils Echo Sensor Technology for Intelligent Use of Water, Energy and Natural Gas Resources

HydroPoint Data Systems Partners With Belkin Echo Water for Smart Water Management; Department of Defense Selects Belkin Echo Electricity for Military Installation Demonstration


Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today introduced Echo, an advanced sensor technology system for buildings that…


Added by DC Nelson on May 9, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Think Globally, Act Locally: Support The Children’s Inn at NIH

If you don’t know The Children’s Inn at NIH, you should. Nestled in the NIH campus next to the world renowned research hospital, The Inn is a “place like home” to more than 10,000 children who bravely have traveled from all 50 states and 84 countries to find a cure.

Children are admitted to the NIH hospital, known as the Clinical Center, via doctor referral. Realize that not only have these families exhausted all of their medical options at…


Added by Beth Maloney on February 11, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

How to Write a Pathways Federal Resume - Join the RoundTable tomorrow

Please join us on FedTalk Radio to discuss Pathway applications. I'll be discussing the Federal Resume format that will be the best for current students and recent graduates!


January 25, 2013 -- In 2011, the …

Added by Kathryn Troutman on January 24, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Why the White House Response to the Death Star Petition Was Genius

Back in November 2012, someone posted on the White House’s “We The People” site petitioning the federal government to secure funding and resources to build a Death Star by 2016. We The People is an online petition website that allows any citizen to make a suggestion, and if it receives 25,000 votes, the White House will issue an official response. The Death Star petition reached 25,000 votes in December and one month later, the White House …


Added by Jon Lee on January 15, 2013 at 1:24pm — 18 Comments

Way to Go, Amazon!

I am an Amazon.Com customer - have been since Jeff Bezos launched it in 1995. It's still evolving as an innovative on-line commerce platform. They have initiated a socially responsible program worth noting.

Today my visit to the site opened with a letter from Jeff – about an investment in the…


Added by Jack Gates on July 24, 2012 at 11:32am — 6 Comments


I taught 9 classes in Bahrain to US Navy Sailors a few weeks ago. We discovered these 9 major problems with applying for a federal job online over and over again!  If you have other problems with the automated application systems, please write comments here. I will forward your suggestions to our USAJOBS point of contact. I gave this problem list to my OPM Automated Recruitment contact. Maybe there will be a change !!!


USAJOBS.GOV and – Both require…


Added by Kathryn Troutman on May 20, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

All the Cool Kids Are Doing It: 3 Reasons to Read The Hunger Games & Other YA Lit

So you may have heard about that new Hunger Games movie or know a little something a boy named Harry, but honestly, why should you be reading young adult literature (YA Lit)?  Isn’t it just for kids?  

Actually, no, YA Lit is awesome because it can teach some great lessons that you will actually enjoy learning. YA authors are the best- kind, funny and insightful (I have about 15 great three minute interviews with the coolest of these authors on my…


Added by Sarah Ressler Wright on March 8, 2012 at 10:36pm — 9 Comments

Federal Job Search Training Discussion, FedTalk Radio 11 am ET with Kathryn Troutman


Call or write an email with your questions and challenges with your Federal Job Search! Internet or radio listening!

February 10, 2012 -- This week on FEDtalk, host Debra Rothwill lead a roundtable discussion on federal resume writing, and federal employment "train the trainer" programs in the D.C. area.

Experts who specialize in federal job…


Added by Kathryn Troutman on February 9, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Mitt Romney on Food Stamps?

And Other Random Thoughts


Mitt Romney has said that he’s not concerned about “the very poor”, because they have the safety net. The TANF (cash welfare) benefit for a three-person household in Massachusetts is $618 per month. The average SNAP (food stamps) benefit is $264 for that family each month.

I sent an email…


Added by Patricia A. O'Malley on February 3, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Jobs Analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union, 2012 by a Federal Jobs Consultant

I analyzed SOTA for all remarks, plans, legislation, ideas to support JOBS and TRAINING and EDUCATION in the US for 2012. I came up with 11 major points that were made.

I wrote this:  “The initiatives described in the State of the Union may or may not be offering you real jobs today. “  Read my entire blog for quotes from the SOTA.

I pulled his direct quotes in the blog: …


Added by Kathryn Troutman on January 26, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

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