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Follow this Rule for Better Job Search Results

Are you stuck in a dead end job?  It’s ok. Most people face this situation at some point in their career.  The job may have seemed rosy during the honeymoon period, but after time, you have come to realize that this job did not live up to your expectations.  

When you are in this situation you usually find yourself with three choices:



Added by Ryan Arba on February 2, 2014 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

Thwarting Cyber Threats with Advanced Secure KVM and KM Technology

One of the most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting cyber attacks is KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switching devices. These devices allow employees in any type of business to securely switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop location. Advanced Secure KVM Switches offer superior security and data cyber threat protection by providing true data path isolation between systems and networks.…


Added by DC Nelson on December 31, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

James Miller, Walter Johnson Unveil FCC Internet Speed Test Tool

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a speed test application for mobile broadband networks as part of its efforts to help consumers choose wireless providers.

The app for Android smartphones works to evaluate the speed and latency of mobile broadband networks, store the information in cloud environments and provide users an overview of actual network performance, the FCC…


Added by Ross Wilkers on November 15, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Meeting Mission Critical Goals with Private Networks

The armed forces all face a similar challenge: how to use technology to provide war fighters with the most reliable, up to date information, anywhere and at any time. As Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, John Grimes, noted, "we can leverage information at the right time to allow decision makers to make better operational decisions faster." Most organizations…


Added by Amy DeWolf on June 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

To Build or Not to Build- Private Optimal Networks

We've all been there before. You are against a deadline, scrambling to finish your work, and your internet is crawling or worse, the network crashes. You hope all your work saved, but most likely you will need to re-do something. Now you are even further behind schedule, frustrated, and still dealing with the same issues as before. Nothing slows down…


Added by Amy DeWolf on June 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Network your way to a new job

Oftentimes, getting the job comes down to building relationships. One way I did this early on in my postal career was to seek out ways in which I could showcase other people and their talent.

Late motivational Speaker Zig Ziglar was often quoted as saying, “You can get everything you want in life, if you just help enough other people get what they want.”

Well, I learned that lesson very early on in life and because of my love for writing; I have been able to…


Added by Meiko Patton on February 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

FCN Election Results: Please Welcome The 2013 Board of Directors


Please join me in welcoming the new Board of the Federal Communicators Network for 2013.

  • Chair: (N/A)
  • Co-Chair: Britt…

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on December 16, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Help Me Help You Use My Network

I know that post title is a little obtuse, but I couldn't come up with something that captured what I meant. I initially wrote "Hijack My Influence," but that sounded both like this would be a warning about identity theft and a bragging claim I have influence.  So ... thanks for reading to get what I really meant: help me help you get answers to your questions.

GovLoop is a terrific place to get help with just about anything.  I've frequently published blog posts just to ask a…


Added by Jeffrey Levy on December 12, 2012 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

Are You 'Outing' Yourself on Social Sites?

Defense industry and IC professionals be aware - just because you can list your employer on public facing social media sites doesn't make it a best practice. Several intelligence community professionals are actually under fire today for 'outing' their status with the Belgium intelligence community through popular social sites.

You certainly can still network online, but is if you work for agencies such as the CIA, FBI or NSA, it may be be best to be vague about your…


Added by Lindy Kyzer on November 30, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

5 Social Media Personalities that Drive Me Crazy

I love being social on social media sites. From Facebook to Twitter, Govloop or LinkedIn, I enjoy staying in touch and reading about happenings in the world. However, recently I have noticed a few personalities emerge that make this experience less enjoyable. Do you know who I mean? Those people who…


Added by Taylor Fitzpatrick on November 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Companies Favor Cleared Candidates

It won't come as a surprise to most cleared professionals or hiring managers - despite improvements in clearance processing times, companies still prefer to hire already cleared candidates

This is good news for professionals who already have clearances, bad news for those who don’t or who are anticipating needing a higher-level clearance at some point in…


Added by Lindy Kyzer on September 4, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Is Your Office Being Sabotaged?

Do you ever feel like your workplace is being sabotaged? Well, it just might if any of your colleagues are adhering to a formerly classified Office of Strategic Services document, the “Simple Sabotage Field Manual.” 

America’s enemies will always innovate and the intelligence apparatus has always sought…


Added by Lindy Kyzer on August 15, 2012 at 3:50pm — 4 Comments

Use The Force, Top Ten Networking Tips

***Want more networking tips?  Join us at the Networking 101 section next Tuesday, 9/10 at our GovLoop Virtual Innovators Summit - free rsvp****

This post comes from top tweets made during a recent session "Overview and In depth Conversations: Networking from the Light Side of the Force," a Star Wars themed talk on networking by Andrew Foxwell and Dave…


Added by Samuel Lovett on July 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

If You Can't Measure Your Skills, Neither Can a Potential Employer

When it comes to a job search, being able to quantify your skills is one of the biggest elements. Having viewed a lot of resumes at one of the biggest issues is seeing a resume and having no idea the kind of position an applicant is applying for.

Being specific, direct, and making your qualifications for a career immediately apparent is one of the most important steps you…


Added by Lindy Kyzer on June 27, 2012 at 3:37pm — 4 Comments

Building a Network…no, the other kind…

For a blog aimed at CTOs, I feel I should clarify what kind of network I covered in my new book, Get Off the Bench: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships.  I wrote the book to inspire and help those for whom networking feels out of reach, unnatural, or forced. I’m convinced that networking can be a natural thing for…


Added by Bob Gourley on June 8, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Infographic: What's a Security Clearance Worth?

The Salary Survey shows how defense industry and cleared salaries stack up - check it out at…


Added by Lindy Kyzer on April 30, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Collaborating in a Hierarchical World

What are the key issues facing collaboration-minded managers in government?  Two thoughtful academics identify what they think are the Top Ten and offer some advice on areas for future research.


Drs. Rosemary O’Leary and Nidhi Vij presented a paper at the recent annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, “Collaborative Public…


Added by John Kamensky on April 17, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Navy Launches Public Wargame About U.S. Energy Crisis

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) —

In May 2012, the U.S. Navy will launch a week-long multiplayer online wargame in order to tackle America’s energy crisis as a national security issue. This effort is being spearheaded by the Department of Innovation of the…


Added by Mark D. Drapeau on April 6, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

Biggest Threat to National Security: March Madness

If you’ve worked IT in the Pentagon or for the military network, in general, you won’t be surprised to hear that security professionals are bracing themselves for one of the biggest national security paradigms they’ll face all year – March Madness.

Bandwidth – or lack of it – has long been a concern in the military. Seen as a finite resource, particularly in combat zones, much care is taken to preserve the ability to expand and contract capabilities to support…


Added by Lindy Kyzer on March 20, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Creating Networks that Work

CAP Goals with John Kamensky by cdorobek

How will the 14 newly-designated cross-agency priority goal leaders organize to achieve the goals they’ve committed to achieve?  There’s a practical guide book that can help.


The President’s FY 2013 budget announced the first set of cross-agency priority goals – seven focus…


Added by John Kamensky on February 29, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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