Sweet Gov Tweets – Monday May 18th

ashban : @tericee RT:@Podkeyne: Interoperability demo at AFCEA Solutions Interagency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing-Disaster Mngt booth AFCEAHelen : Renuart: Security and access don’t compete with one another, they need to complement one another. #afcea #afceasol AFCEAHelen : Renuart: My coalition village has about 120ish flags flying in it. #afcea #afceasol signalmag : Tune intoRead… Read more »

5 Ways Government’s Using Social Media for Recruitment

Originally published at FedManager’s E-Report on behalf of Young Government Leaders. In an essay entitled Federal Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Fixing Government College Recruitment released in mid-April, Stephen Anders (a Masters of Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School) recommended that Federal agencies should “increase their presence on social networking sites” like FacebookRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of Week – I.J. Ezeonwuka

I.J. Ezeonwuka is one of my favorite people in public service. I first met her when I co-founded Young Government Leaders and she was an integral part of the team that took a 50 person happy hour group to a 501(c)(3) non-profit with thousands of members across the country. When I developed GovLoop, she wasRead… Read more »

A Fruitbasket of Opportunity

I haven’t heard much of anything good in the news lately – the economy #FAIL, swine flu, Apple raising prices on itunes songs. And I won’t even start on the weather as of late. Last time I checked my zip code was in Washington DC, not Seattle. BUT – being a die-hard half-glass full kindRead… Read more »

SECAF Eexecutive Forum

The contracting activity sector in the Department of Homeland Security has 22 departments. Seven of which were intact at the start of the organization. There are 3 major oversight agencies in the department that perform quality control to ensure the integrity of the department. Ms. Correa noted that OPO’s mission is simple, they don’t takeRead… Read more »

FCW’s – Twitter Takes Wing – good read –

Check out this Federal Computer Week article if you missed it! According to the article, some agencies other than NASA using Twitter include: NIH – health related dispatches US Geological Survey – earthquake & tsunmai warnings FDA – updates on food recalls You can find all of this and more on Steve Luncefords’s Twitter directoryRead… Read more »

Project of Week – Open Forum Foundation

I met Wayne at Gov 2.0 Barcamp on one Sunday morning as a group of volunteers were planning the eventual conference. I was impressed with his ideas and thought processes and was wondering what he was up to. That day and at the actual Gov 2.0 Barcamp he told me about his group “Open ForumRead… Read more »

Big News – Obama Asks Gov’t Employees for Ideas to Save $/Improve Performance

Big news from today’s Obama Weekly Address. Most importantly for gov’t folks: “Third, we’ll look for ideas from the bottom up. After all, Americans across the country know that the best ideas often come from workers – not just management. That’s why we’ll establish a process through which every government worker can submit their ideasRead… Read more »