Monthly Archives: April 2012

Telework: More Work is Needed

The Federal Government touts its telework program as being a great benefit to employees. But is it a benefit that people can use? And, if they can’t use it, is it a benefit? In 2011, Jody Thompson, co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), was a speaker at sessions with HR representatives from the Veterans… Read more »

Building The New Civic Hackathon

Sometimes, a word can’t do justice to an idea. To some, the word “hackathon” means a somewhat narrow, one-dimensional kind of event that attracts software developers cloistered away to tinker with new APIs – fueled by pizza, Red Bull, and the incessant beats of the very latest dubstep jam. And while hackathons of all varieties… Read more »

Mayor’s Around The Country Are Encouraging Innovation

The key to success for many private sector corporations is innovation. Tapping into the knowledge of employees and customers results in improved or new products and services. In times of budget cuts and taxpayer resistance to increased spending, government at all levels needs to tap into creative ideas from employees and citizens as well. Mayor’s… Read more »

Phantom Cyber Wars are a Distraction

Editor’s note: This post by Sean Lawson provides context on cyber conflict, an area of interest at the nexus of national security and technology. – bg British sociologist Frank Furedi notes that an increasingly prominent feature of postmodern society is a “crisis of causality” that is “a cultural mood that assumes the uncertainty of causality… Read more »

Dallas City Council members praise initiative that seeks crime tips via web, text, phone apps

“Not many people in the 20-something, 30-something age group participate in crime watch in Dallas,” Police Chief David Brown said. “I think those age groups are concerned about crime in Dallas, but they don’t see the functionality of sitting in a meeting to communicate. I think the way they communicate all the time is through… Read more »

Reflections on the Diversity Conference

Embracing a diverse workforce is one of the most pressing organizational development challenges facing industry today. Many people are interested and invested in the Federal Government enhancing organization’s individual capacity to appropriately manage the multicultural workforce. The good news for those invested in this critical issue came a few weeks ago when President Obama signed… Read more »

Gov 2.0 – Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

GovLoop recently hosted a webinar sponsored by HP and AMD, Gov 2.0 – Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?. The webinar was a fascinating discussion on the current state of Gov 2.0. The panelist also provided expert insights from a recent survey conducted by HP and AMD. The educational survey served as… Read more »

Radar Analytics, Emergency Medicine Training Games, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The Navy is looking for a real-time analytical tool to detect threats and enemy tactics from radar data. More here. The Army posted a request for information for gloves that would enable soldiers to use mobile device touchscreens while being tough enough to withstand combat. More here…. Read more »

How to recognize IDIQs and Task Order patterns and use them to your advantage

IDIQs are now one of the most used form of government procurement, and if your company is not on any of those vehicles you might be missing a significant increase in your revenue. One major difficulty with IDIQ contracts is that even if you got on the “bus” (an IDIQ vehicle) you’ll still need to… Read more »