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10 Ways Social Media Will Improve Federal Acquisition

A couple months ago, I noticed a conversation on GovLoop regarding acquisition. Having spent the past ten years as a proposal writer that has responded to hundreds of Requests for Proposals on behalf of non-profit and educational institutions, I contributed six quick ideas to the discussion. Well, no good deed goes unpunished and those comments… Read more »

Public Service Career and Internship Fair Hosted by the Partnership for Public Service

(((This email is for your information and sharing))) EMPLOYERS The Partnership for Public Service will be hosting its annual Public Service Career and Internship Fair on July 16, 2009 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the National Building Museum. Last year’s fair brought together 67 federal agencies and 3,000 students and young professionals to promote government career… Read more »

The Fourth of July

When I was a kid we use to go to my aunt and uncle’s house in Fairfax County, VA every year for a cookout and to shoot off fireworks. (I lived in Alexandria where fireworks were illegal, but Fairfax County still allows them.) My brother and I were always very excited at the prospect of… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 07.01.2009

Happy 4th of July eve, eve, eve … I just LOVE this holiday! I hope you all have fun family plans.Ok, maybe just ..fun plans? 🙂 Everyone was just very, very chatty today … great info (everyone is really really ready for the HOLIDAY!) I am having guests for part of a long week, and… Read more »

Federal Eye: Documents Detail Case for Walpin’s Dismissal

Documents delivered to lawmakers this week expose a frequently confrontational and petty relationship over the past several years between officials at the Corporation for National and Community Service and the group’s inspector general, Gerald Walpin. President Obama fired the Bush appointee last month, citing a lack of confidence. Lawmakers almost immediately raised concerns with the… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06302009

Well! I have missed you, and I hope you have missed me. I am just immersed in a project that is so personally satisfying that I can hardly tear myself away from it. It’s a Father’s Day present. My daddy is 80; a retired business executive, a politician, and always very involved politically. That generation?… Read more »

Federal Eye: Census Vets Tapped for New Advisory Board

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has tapped three Census Bureau veterans to serve as part-time advisers on operational, management and contracting issues while President Obama’s nominee to serve as Census director awaits a full Senate confirmation vote. The trio includes Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, who served as bureau director from 1998 to 2001 and was widely believed… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Participation Camp (#pcamp09) Part 1

Participation Camp was organized to provide the spark for an explosion of sharing, experimentation, and collaboration around this question: Democracy is a game in which we all make the rules. How do we make this serious game more inclusive, more fair, and more fun? Participation Camp Website Here’s the Twitter-related stats followed by the Twitter… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Diana Morgan, Angell Job Corps Center

Diana Morgan, a GS-5 Forest Service employee, has been a Social Services Assistant at Angell Job Corps for just over two years. Although new to government service, Diana has proven herself to be a positive influence on staff members and students alike. On June 12th of this year, Diana received her Masters degree in Human… Read more »