Federal Jobs for Generalists

From thegovgurus.com: ARE YOU A GENERALIST? You may be a generalist if you have: * A liberal arts degree and/or an advanced degree in law, business, international relations, public administration, public policy, environmental policy, public health or a variety of other fields. * Excellent writing and oral communication skills. * An ability to synthesize informationRead… Read more »

A New Convert to the Goverati: @NenaMoss

Last week, I participated in the Gov 2.0 Boot Camp in Knoxville, TN, delivering a presentation on “Social Virtual Networks and Government.” A couple days after the event, I received a social media presenter’s greatest reward: an unexpected tweet from a Twitter newbie. Nena Moss had officially joined the ranks of the Goverati. Moreover, sheRead… Read more »

Twitter and Iraq: A Counterinsurgency to Carr’s Cynicism

In an article entitled “How Twitter is going to save Iraq. I mean [email protected] Not.”, Paul Carr of the Guardian shares his cynical view regarding social media’s ability to improve the situation in Iraq. His essay was sparked by the fact that several tech execs from Google, YouTube, Twitter, WordPress, MeetUp and more are inRead… Read more »

GovLoop Survey – NCAA Winner – UNC

Well it looked like the wisdom of the crowds worked…. I asked GovLoop members who they thought was going to win the NCAA Tournament once we had reached the final 8 and the answers were: 41.5% UNC 26.4% Wildcard 13.2% UConn 9.4% Louisville 9.4 Pittsburg This follows up the GovLoop BBall Tournament with winner Noel’sRead… Read more »

Measuring Gov 2.0 (via Web 1.0): Forrester

In two previous posts (Brookings and Foresee), I have explored common methods for measuring websites in a Web 1.0 world in order to find applicability for Web 2.0. Essentially, I am providing a summary in order to educate myself and share that knowledge acquisition with personnel from government agencies and other organizations that are beginningRead… Read more »

GovLoop BBall Winner – Noel’s Snowballs…

March Madness is officially over. Personally, this year was a letdown and not the best tournament. The magic wasn’t there like most years. But we did have the gloriously witty, irreverant, and genius Hokie Guru providing color commentary. Stephen Smith should watch for his job. Some interesting comments: Mr. GovLoop finished 24th out of 26thRead… Read more »