Yearly Archives: 2012 Report Highlights Barriers and Gaps to Mobile Adoption in Federal Government

A recent blog on highlights a new report on mobile technology, if you haven’t checked out the report, be sure to take a look. You can find the full report here. The report provides insights on mobile technology and makes recommendations to encourage adoption of mobile technology that reduces costs and provides security for… Read more »

Strange Police Calls From 2012

The listing of police calls contained in the weekly Bee Newspapers in Western New York can be quite interesting. It is amazing what people will call the police for and what crazy situations people get themselves into. The Bee Newspaper published there best of the police blotter calls for 2012. My top favorites follow. Which… Read more »

Good FOIA Gone Bad

When I saw the map of gun owners printed online by a publication owned by The Gannett Company and the public reaction, I thought of my last supervisor. He was a wise man with whom I could discuss any idea without fear of ridicule or repercussion. When the ideas were good, he would fully support… Read more »

The DOD caught with its Pants down – A Revolution in Risk Assessment needed?

The DOD caught with its Pants down – A Revolution in Risk Assessment needed? It seems to have passed commentators by, but the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently uncovered a major under-reporting of risk at the Department of Defense. (see Figure 1 below).1 The GAO’s recommendations read like a school report: the DOD should… Read more »

Hurricane: Preparedness and Response Training

There’s a little known secret out there among emergency professionals – FEMA has an awesome training facility in Emmitsburg, Maryland where public works professionals working in local government can get free, high-quality emergency response training. In July of this year, I was fortunate enough to attend a week of training there and plan to share… Read more »

How Much Credit Do You Have to Give?

This is the horse and the hound and the horn, That belonged to the farmer sowing his corn, That kept the cock that crowed in the morn, That waked the priest all shaven and shorn, That married the man all tattered and torn, That kissed the maiden all forlorn, That milked the cow with the… Read more »

Weekly Webinars Recap- ‘Teamwork on the Fly’

With the New Year fast approaching, I think now is a perfect time to talk about improving oneself. Specifically, I want to talk about the importance of learning. At my company, Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates we consider continuing education and training to be a non-negotiable necessity, both within our company, and as a service to… Read more »