Thoughts from ELC

Thoughts from ELC A couple weeks back I went to the ACT/IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg. It is arguably the premier federal IT conference of the year with over 800 people in attendance. I spoke on two different panels related to collaboration, Gov 2.0, and Gen Y. An interesting note from the questions was… Read more »

The Art of Blogging

The Art of Blogging Lately I’ve been a little off my natural state of blogging on GovLoop. Since I launched GovLoop 18 months ago, I’ve done a significant amount of blogging. But in a sense it comes and goes… I think it is a lot like working out. When you are on the good train,… Read more »

Big News – GovLoop Announces AwesomeGov Fund!

I’m super excited to announce today the launch of the “AwesomeGov” Fund. As I went full-time on GovLoop, I wanted to ensure that giving back and doing good was 100% integrated into our core mission, values, and operations. I’m a big believer in social entrepreneurship – companies like Tom’s shoes that donate one pair of… Read more »

GovReads! If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government

Back in late September, I was inspired by a great new book called “If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government.” It’s authored by William D. Eggers and John O’Leary. Eggers is a leading expert on government reform who currently serves as the global director for Deloitte Research… Read more »

How to Energize Your Audience? Start by Wearing the Right Spectacles

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes some social networking, or web 2.0 applications so pervasive resulting in the “tectonic shift” we are undergoing. The applications we are talking about here are ones that you get a craving to check in with – and see what has happened in the last couple of… Read more »

GovLoop Community Engagement Guidelines – Your Feedback??

Greetings GovLoopers! UPDATE as of 11/8/09: Based on initial feedback last week, please see the various changes in BOLD below. In talking to many of the social media practitioners in and around government agencies, one of their stated best practices is the development and display of a solid policy that provides guidelines for engagement on… Read more »

Project of the Week: Armed With Science Podcast

This week’s Project of the Week is special. We’re highlighting “Armed With Science” – a podcast hosted by the Department of Defense (DoD) that airs every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EDT (and you can follow them on Twitter – @armedwscience). What makes it special is not only the incredible perspectives of the people that I… Read more »

Reinventing “We the People” – Excellent Presentation by PK Agarwal

Last week, I attended an outstanding presentation at the Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) in Williamsburg by P.K. Agarwal, a fellow GovLooper and California’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Agarwal was impressive both in delivery and design of the content for his session entitled, “Reinventing ‘We the People’: The Changing Face of Technology in Government.” I asked… Read more »

Member of the Week: Tariq Piracha

Over the last few weeks, I noticed some great content being shared by Tariq Piracha, a Content Strategist for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada, and thought it would be great to feature him as the GovLoop Member of the Week so that we can all learn a bit more… Read more »