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The Transformative Power of the Internet - Plus Your Weekend Reads

In the 21st century the world runs on the internet. But so very few of us understand the power behind the mouse. In part four of the DorobekINSIDER's interview with journalist and author Andrew Blum, we look at how these connected networks are transforming the way we live, work and think. …


Added by Emily Jarvis on November 22, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

Who really knows how the internet works? Bueller? Part 3

There is a major disconnect that exists right now about the use, state and function of the information highway. Many leading internet policy experts simply don't understand how the internet works on a physical level. They don't know how the networks connect, worse yet, they don't seem to care. 

That's one of the reasons that journalist Andrew Blum decided to go on his quest to find where the internet is housed. In part three of our interview with Blum,…


Added by Emily Jarvis on November 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Three ways to maximize the value of your GSA Schedule contract

GSA Schedule contracts can be a huge asset to your organization.  They have been described as a "license to hunt" with government agencies for up to 20 years (if renewals are executed), but once you earn the Schedule status - you need to be ready to do the hunting.  The question many contractors ask after winning their GSA Schedule status is “What do I do…


Added by Travis Pearl on November 19, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Government Computer Systems Breach

Although somewhat long reading (all three news stories are ~1100 words NOT counting alot of relevant comments) I believe that this ought to have at the least somewhat wider distribution....

From NextGov:


The FBI memo, Reuters reports, was meant to call for aministrators to clean up the mess…


Added by Henry Brown on November 18, 2013 at 6:57am — 1 Comment

NASA: 400 Ideas Submitted for Asteroid Capture, Study Efforts

NASA received more than 400 ideas in response to a June request for information that sought methods on how to identify, capture and re-locate asteroids near Earth for studies.

Industry, universities, international organizations and individual citizens responded to the RFI that also asked for ideas on how to leverage partnerships, crowdsourcing and citizen science for the initiative, NASA said Tuesday.

The space agency announced it will hold a workshop Nov. 20 through Nov. 22 in…


Added by Ross Wilkers on November 13, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Belkin Expands Award-Winning Secure KVM Portfolio with Secure Windowing KVM

New One-of-a-Kind KVM Switch Technology Ends Era of Manual

Push-Button Switching Between Channels

Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced the expansion of its award-winning secure KVM product…


Added by DC Nelson on November 13, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

CBO Tags Issa-Connolly IT Reform Bill at $145B

The Congressional Budget Office estimates a bill to amend laws regulating how the federal government acquires and manages information technology would cost nearly $145 billion to implement for fiscal years 2014 through 2018.

That bill would use pay-as-you-go procedures for funding and agencies not affected by annual appropriations could feel effects on direct spending, CBO said…


Added by Ross Wilkers on November 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

What the Government Shutdown Taught Me

We’re all familiar by now with the impact the 2013 Government Shutdown had on government employees, the American people, and the economy. Just to recap a few statistics from the shutdown; 6.6 million days of lost work, $2 billion in back-pay costs, 120,000 private sector jobs lost, estimated decrease of fourth quarter real GDP of 0.2-0.6 percent, and roughly 850,000 Federal employees furloughed per day. You can read…


Added by Kristina Marzullo on November 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Government IT Forum to Overview Policy, Tech Trends

1105 Media’s public sector group will hold a government information technology forum from Dec. 2 to 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The event will feature five education sessions on big data, cloud, cyber, mobile and records and information management, 1105 Media said Tuesday.

“We are pleased to offer this professional…


Added by Ross Wilkers on November 12, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Belkin Receives EAL 4+ Certification for DVI-I KVM and Secure KM Product Portfolio


Belkin’s Award-Winning KVM Switches Receive Common Criteria Certificate, Providing Government Buyers with Assurance Based on Stringent Computer Security Requirements


Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced that…


Added by DC Nelson on November 7, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Good Read: Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up

Originally posted on #GovLife.

Vicki and I were fortunate enough to see Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson give a talk about this article in September at the 99u pop-up school.

From my experience, failure (or mistakes) is talked about a lot as an idea, but I don’t see many people actually talking about their failures. This is a problem. How can we expect to have a cultural change, where failure…


Added by Erin Gee on November 7, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments

Keeping Up With The Joneses; Government Spending Gone Public

Want to know what your neighbor, or competitor, is up to with government sales in federal, state, and public markets? There are tools out there that can do this, and they are readily available for you.  One of these tools is SmartProcure,  the database of government spending from local, state, & federal agencies.  With this information, you are able to learn which government agencies are…


Added by Jen Clement on November 5, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Why Do Government Projects Fail?

We’ve all been dismayed by the recent failures of I wrote a recent blog about my frustration with government contractors who seem unable to take responsibility for their failures. But that leaves me with the question of why so many government projects fail.

To be honest a lot projects…


Added by Alan Pentz on November 5, 2013 at 10:12am — 18 Comments

How do we solve falling trust in online services before it becomes critical?

A few days ago LinkedIn launched its latest IOS app, Intro.

The app promises to integrate LinkedIn profile content directly into emails, allowing more rapid connections and helping give email recipients access to a range of relevant information about the sender.

Given both Apple and LinkedIn are well-known brands, many people are…

Added by Craig Thomler on October 29, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

Good Read: Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker on a Culture of Communication

Originally posted on #GovLife

Or as I’d like to call this post, Everything I Learned About Workplace Culture, I Learned From Warby Parker.

But seriously. For those of you who don’t know about Warby Parker (I may need a moment to re-evaluate our friendship), they’re one of the small…


Added by Erin Gee on October 28, 2013 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

What do you think of Michigan's New Volunteer Cyber Civilian Corps?

Over the weekend, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced a new Cyber Civilian Corps program to tap community expertise to strengthen his state's cybersecurity posture.  The membership will consist of public-sector and private-sector volunteers to help monitor and respond to cyber security threats.  

What do you think the move to use volunteers to help with government IT needs in the fast-paced and ever changing world of cyber security?

Coverage on…


Added by Travis Pearl on October 28, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

5 Post-Shutdown Silver Linings for the Federal Workforce

There's been no shortage of negativity surrounding the government shutdown and near debt default – and for good reason. The federal family and the American people were badly hurt again for partisan political…


Added by David B. Grinberg on October 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Good Read: 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread

Originally posted on #GovLife. 

One of the things we hear about a lot when we talk about innovation is the rate of adoption. Whether or not an idea (no matter how amazing) succeeds is a huge risk, and it’s not just applicable to government.

The characteristics listed in …


Added by Erin Gee on October 24, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments

How three governments are beating the budget crisis

In my work with public sector customers, I am constantly inspired. Resilient government leaders respond creatively to daunting circumstances time and again, turning to such tactics as alternative funding, new service delivery methods, and innovative partnerships to help them continue providing essential citizen services.

The current budget crisis is no exception. Today, federal managers report average budget cuts of 16 percent, and 73 percent expect…

Added by Joel Cherkis on October 23, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Danny Werfel: IRS to Get Late Start on Tax Return Processing

The Internal Revenue Service has delayed the start of 2014 tax filing season as the agency continues to restart and evaluate its processing systems after the government ended its shutdown.

Individual tax returns for 2013 will start to be processed sometime between Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, the IRS…


Added by Ross Wilkers on October 23, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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