Engaging Citizens in Government – Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter

Have you seen the latest issue of the U.S. General Service Administration’s Intergovernmental Solutions newsletter? It’s chock full of great articles aimed at improving communication between public servants and citizens. I have embedded it below for you to view or download. Do you have any thoughts about the articles? Engaging Citizens Originally published at the… Read more »

How to Ace Short-Answer Questions on Federal Job Applications

From Lily Whiteman of “How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job” by Lily Whiteman. The book is available on amazon.com here. Lily’s website is http://www.IGotTheJob.net. HOW TO ACE SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS ON FEDERAL JOB APPLICATIONS No matter what rung on the federal career ladder you are currently perched on, your application for your next federal job… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Carpetbaggers according to Technosailor

I was at #izeafest in Orlando on Friday and ran into Aaron of technosailor.com (@technosailor) fame. He’s written a few controversial articles on Gov 2.0 Carpetbaggers. In this 1-minute clip, he explains what he means. There is some real gems in here specifically the fact that government is different – different culture, rules/regulation, etc than… Read more »

GovLoop Graduation to Full-Time

Today is a big day for GovLoop. I kind of feel like it is high school graduation. GovLoop has been my passion and my hobby for nearly 1.5 years. Now, I’ve found an exciting way to go full time with GovLoop so I can give this community the focus it deserves. I’ve linked up with… Read more »

President’s SAVE Award – Sounds Wicked Cool

Just talked to OMB about this really cool program…basically the President is reaching out to government workers for ideas to improve government with winners getting awards. To me, these simple programs make so much sense, energize and empower workers, and are good for our nation…. More info below —————————- Today, the White House Office of… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: Emma Antunes and Spacebook

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. – Captain James T. Kirk, start of every episode of the original TV series ‘Star Trek While Captain… Read more »

A Twitterfall in Congress?

I’m reading an advance copy of a great new book called “If We Can Put a Man on the Moon” by William D. Eggers and John O’Leary. The release date is set for November 19. Based on the first 100 pages, I’d compare it to the classic business books “Good to Great” or “Built to… Read more »