Posts By Stephanie Slade


Friends, During my three months as a summer fellow at GovLoop, I had the chance to get to know not just the other amazing members of the GL staff but also countless members of the greater GL community. From interacting with hundreds of dedicated public servants on the site, to meeting many of you atRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Lessons From The Quake – Do We Need An Emergency Broadband Network?

For many of us along the east coast, the jitters of experiencing an earthquake were followed by the inconvenience of being unable to use our cell phones. In the wake of the quake, cell providers were overwhelmed with people calling 911 and one another to see if loved ones were okay. Service was down forRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Could and Should USPS Pull Out of FEHBP?

We all know by now that the U.S. Postal Service is struggling to get by. It lost $8.5 billion last year, and earlier this summer here on GovLoop we debated the merits of cutting back to 3- or 5-day mail delivery instead of the customary 6. Another solution being floated would involve disenrolling all postalRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Are Government CIOs Underpaid?

How much is a good CIO worth to a government agency? Perhaps more than they’re currently getting paid, it turns out. According to a story by Colin Wood at Government Technology, public-sector CIOs endure far more scrutiny than their private-sector colleagues, not to mention exponentially more red tape that makes getting the job done harderRead… Read more »

GovBytes: How Can Governments Better Protect Our Data?

When an international hacker group broke into law enforcement agencies in 11 states last weekend and made sensitive personal information public, it caused a number of people, both within government and without, pause. The hacking collective AntiSec — a combination of Anonymous and LulzSec — hacked into Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing (BJM), an online marketing company thatRead… Read more »

Day in the GovLife: Dr. Tony Wilhelm, NTIA Deputy Associate Administrator for Infrastructure

A Day In The GovLife is a series that profiles people in interesting or unusual government jobs and gets the scoop on what it’s like to be in that role and how you can get there. Day In The GovLife Interviewee: Tony Wilhelm Job: Deputy Associate Administrator for Infrastructure in the National Telecommunications and InformationRead… Read more »