Daily Dose: Congress Heads Home Without Extending FAA Funding

After pulling together a last minute debt limit deal to avoid economic calamity, Congress has packed its bags and headed home for summer recess – neglecting to extend funding to the FAA and leaving 4,000 FAA employees without pay. The Washington Post also reports the impact the FAA shutdown will have on those traveling thisRead… Read more »

White House Announces Steven VanRoekel as Next U.S. Federal CIO

It was just announced that Steven VanRoekel is the next Federal CIO replacing Vivek Kundra (NYTimes andAlex Howard piece) Van Roekel spent the last couple years at FCC working on the FCC.gov reboot and a number of high profile #gov20 initiative and before then worked as a Microsoft executive. I’ve been a big fan ofRead… Read more »

How to Incorporate Open Source Thinking into Cloud Computing – GL Training – 8/11

Sign up for our free monthly online training on 8/11 at 2pm EST – This month’s topic is “How to Incorporate Open Source Thinking into Cloud Computing” – presented by Red Hat – make sure to RSVP********************************************************************************************************************* Every conference I go to there seems to be whole sessions devote to cloud computing and whole separateRead… Read more »

What does Aneesh Chopra Think About Innovation?

Just read this great interview by Deloitte Review with US CTO Aneesh Chopra. Awesome insights into the importance of innovation! Below are a few of the key points from the interview. I hope you enjoy and learn as much as I did. Ecosystems for Innovation: An interview with U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra Historically, larger companies,Read… Read more »

Aetna Foundation Prepares the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals

I’ve mentioned before how great the Aetna Foundation is, and all the great things it does for the community, but I wanted to share one of the foundation’s latest projects. According to a recent news release, Aetna has made a $300,000 grant to the National Academy Foundation (NAF), to help create a brand new highRead… Read more »

Managing and Protecting Information on Social Networks

GAO recently did a study of Federal agencies using various social media sites. Since many agencies have started to explore how to use social media to achieve the objectives of the agencies mission, the GAO wanted to explore how social media services may pose risks to both personal and government information. The GAO was taskedRead… Read more »

Poor City Management: City Hall Mistake Accidentally Hires Couple

Here is a very disheartening article from my hometown of Syracuse, New York. On Sunday, the Syracuse Post Standard reported that Eileen and Brendan Caver were unintentionally hired by Syracuse City Hall. The Caver’s quit their jobs in Iowa and were set to make the move to Syracuse, only to learn that a mistake hadRead… Read more »