May we all reflect and prepare to Recover America in 2010. Happy New Year.
Yearly Archives: 2009
2009 was a momentous year for GovLoop. I started the year on January 1st on a solo southeast roadtrip and spent a lot of time thinking through my goals and visions for GovLoop for 2009. I made a stop in Durham, North Carolina where I spent 3 hours with a fine chap named Andy Krzmarzick… Read more »
Sterling Whitehead maintains a blog called All Things Sterling. 1. You’re paid to do work, not to have people like you. 2. Your job is a lot easier if people like you. Find that balance. If you make friends, great. If not, it’s okay. Just make sure you are likeable because your job is a… Read more »
These may have been around for a while, but I have just recently come across them and think they are some great, novel ideas. What have you found interesting out there? Spotlight Hat, available at Lowe’s and numerous others in various designs. Pull-out advertising on a ballpoint pen, available at Alibaba.com and numerous other sites.
EasyTabs.dwp Being an IT person that has been “embedded” in the comptroller organization at USSOCOM has been a great experience. Since I live and breathe their business each day (for the past 11 years), it has allowed me to learn how they interact with their various business partners during budget cycles, Congressional interactions, and the… Read more »
I just found out from a VA rep there is NO INCREASE in VA disability/compensation for this year. How does this happen? Prices going up on everything, we are asked to do more with less, and then the government, we support, FAILS to support the Vets. How can we help stimulate the economy without the… Read more »
Certainly, I am not fantasizing magic filled utopia where happiness radiates all around and unicorns slide down rainbows into pools of blueberry jam, but let’s be realistic about the situation here. We are living in a time of shrinking budgets and disappearing funds with no relief in sight. The key is doing more with less,… Read more »
“You are welcome to contribute your thoughts to the OpenGov Playbook by visiting http://www.opengovplaybook.org“
There are some great “year-end” blog posts and articles reviewing e-Gov, or government via the Internet. This year, it is mostly about Gov 2.0 — stories or benchmarks for expanding collaborative technologies of Web 2.0 across the public sector. All of these articles come from practitioners, intended for reading/discussion among other practitioners. What’s missing? How… Read more »