Posts By Jeff Ribeira

Daily Dose: The Most Important Moment in American History?

In a recent blog posting from the Washington Post’s Al Kamen, we find an interesting, slightly tongue-in-cheek debate going on about who actually takes credit for the SEAL Operation that took down bin Laden. Obama, Bush, or as Kamen writes: Some folks tried to give Bill Clinton credit as well, since he launched that missileRead… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Silent Assassins, Esoteric Boxes, and How to Put the ‘Go’ in eGov

It’s that time of the week again. It’s the… Friday Fab 5! Happy Friday the 13th. Yes, it is that special day which we all secretly dread yet again, but I wouldn’t worry too much. Last I heard, reading the Friday Fab 5 is supposed to give a person extra luck on days like this.Read… Read more »

Daily Dose: How YouTube Can Save Your Job Reputation

In an effort to regain the public’s trust and fix their reputation, the National Air Traffic Controller’s Association (NATCA-the nation’s largest union for air traffic controllers) is turning to social media for help. Via a brand new video posted on YouTube earlier today, a group of experienced air traffic controllers from around the country explainRead… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Govie Love, Conspiracy Theories, and the Lucky Number 5

What better way to celebrate the end of Public Service Appreciation Week than the… Friday Fab Five! For all of the public service men and women out there, today’s Friday Fab 5 is dedicated to you. And if you haven’t already, there’s still time to stop by to share your messages of appreciation andRead… Read more »

Osama bin Laden and Public Service Recognition Week

Does anyone else find it interesting that the day bin Laden was taken down marked the beginning of Public Service Recognition Week? Recently came across this great post from Federal Computer Week blogger Steve Kelman. Steve talks about how many fail to realize that it was indeed govies who took out the high-profile terrorist. Yes,Read… Read more »

Daily Dose: How To Win America

In a recent article from the Washington Post, Dan Eggen discusses a recent proposal from over a dozen large corporations who promise big investments in domestic industries in exchange for tax breaks. The Influence Industry: Companies lobbying for tax holiday on overseas money As Washington politicians grapple with how to lower the federal deficit, aRead… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Chernobyl, SpongeBob, and the Side-Effects of Tech

Wait! Don’t take off for your big weekend plans just yet! You forgot to read the… Friday Fab 5! I know, I know, you wouldn’t actually have left without reading it first, right? In any case, it’s time to take a look back at this week on GovLoop and pay tribute to some great content.Read… Read more »

Friday Fab 5: Zen, Shakespeare, and Why Librarians Are the Secret Masters of the Universe

It’s been a busy week for many, but it’s time to kick off your shoes, relax, and enjoy the… Friday Fab 5! That wonderful time of the week when we take a look back at a few of the communities accomplishments. The Most Commented Blog of the Week goes to Jolie Lee and her postRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Should the Smithsonian Ban Products Made Overseas?

If you’re up for a challenge, you should definitely try your hand at Washington Post columnist Ed O’Keefe’s recent quiz on where popular Smithsonian souvenir items were manufactured. It is tougher than you might think… Guess Where Smithsonian Gifts Are Made Which leads me to a larger point, as well as another blog post fromRead… Read more »