Posts By Sam Allgood

The Accidental Website Visitor

If you manage website content, then this advice from Gerry McGovern from his April 3rd blog post is well worth considering … It’s very important that you don’t attract the wrong type of person to your website. I dealt with a specialist government health website some years ago. Its objective was to help medical researchersRead… Read more »

The $1 Trillion Federal IT Challenge

An interesting article by John Foley in Information Week on Feb 15 … what do you think? Is this doable? The CEOs of IBM, Dell, and other tech companies say the U.S. government can reap huge savings from IT-driven initiatives, but their ambitious plan has virtually no chance of success. By John Foley, InformationWeek FebruaryRead… Read more »

True to Our Souls

Some good thoughts to ponder from Jim Clemmer at The Clemmer Group: “Everyone has a special purpose, a special talent or gift to give to others, and it is your duty to discover what it is. Your special talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with your talent is your gift to God.”Read… Read more »

2011 Federal Open Technology Report Card

On January 13, 2011, Open Source for America (OSFA), published the results of a study measuring openness in government. The Federal Open Technology Report Card evaluated key indicators of open government and open technologies developed through online crowd sourcing and refined metrics outlined by the OSFA leadership committee. These included questions regarding public budgets, useRead… Read more »

New Year Resolutions

So what do you think about making resolutions at the beginning of a new year? Do you find them helpful or not? How have you done in the past in keeping them? I’ve never been big on them, though I do often take the occasion to reflect on the year just passed and what IRead… Read more »

Why Cops Don’t Just Use Cell Phones

Washington State Representative Reuven Carlyle recently suggested in his blog that Police officers use cell phones instead of handheld radios in order to save money. The following week, Bill Schrier, the CIO of Seattle, published a rebuttal in his blog detailing the five key reasons “Why Cops Don’t Just Use Cell Phones”: Priority Reliability DisastersRead… Read more »