Posts By Teri Centner

New Year’s Resolution: Put Your Geek Powers to Work For Good

Does your New Year’s resolution involve inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, and fostering well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership? If so, is this a vision statement you can get behind? “To transform our culture by creatingRead… Read more »

My Vision for FedSpace (even though nobody asked me)

For the past few days I’ve been mulling over the announcement of a new social networking system for Federal employess. According to an April 27 article in the Federal Times, it will be unveiled later this year. At first I had a cynical reaction along the lines of, “Oh great. Just what we need. AnotherRead… Read more »

GISC’s Social Media Roundtable

On Thursday, 25 March, I attended a gathering of civilian, military, and contractor personnel to discuss social networking/social media with two government representatives and two interns from STRATCOM’s Global Innovation and Strategy Center (GISC). The objective of the GISC is to assess the value of Internet-based Capabilities (IbC) to military operations. The project started inRead… Read more »

OSD Joins the Navy/Sole-Source Fray!

In the days since my last post, William J. Lynne, Deputy Secretary of Defense, signed a policy memorandum covering the use of internet-based capabilities — including social media. Because of this memo, I listened to a blogtalkradio broadcast of an interview with Price Floyd, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. During his interview, IRead… Read more »

Sole Source is Out, RFP is in. But I’m still annoyed.

For those who are waiting with bated breath, I have an update on the Navy’s requirement “to develop an internal social networking community relevant to service members in a military environment.” I have heard through the grapevine that because two other companies asked to be added to the list of Interested Vendors, the Navy hasRead… Read more »

Could it be? TinyURL for SharePoint?

If you use SharePoint, you have probably seen the crazy, multi-line URLs that are created when you choose “Email Link” from a MOSS drop down menu. Our J6 is tired of them since they get truncated and/or chopped off in emails, due to security policies that require us to turn our emails to text. SoRead… Read more »

How would a Federal Cloud Work?

Cross-posted from my Intelink blog. I realized that if I’m going to talk about Federal cloud computing, I should get input from the Federal community. 😉 I’ve been thinking a little bit about cloud computing lately and am wondering if the whole Federal government should be part of the same cloud, or if there shouldRead… Read more »