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What They Didn’t Teach You In Kindergarten

Twenty years ago Robert Fulghum wrote a bestselling book entitled, All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten. It was immensely popular and sat atop the New York Times Bestseller list through 1989 and 1990, which incidentally was my first year of undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin. I was given… Read more »

Federal Eye: Obama Picks Robert Groves for Census Director

President Obama intends to nominate University of Michigan professor Robert M. Groves today to serve as the next Census director, a long-anticipated announcement made less a year before the 2010 census begins. If confirmed, Groves faces several managerial and political concerns surrounding the constitutionally-mandated headcount. Groves served as the bureau’s associate director from 1990 to… Read more »

Only 10 Days Left Until MuniGov Con! Register Now!

The first-ever MuniGov 2.0 virtual conference hosted in Second Life is coming up April 10! Don’t get left out of this unique FREE training opportunity and discussion of Web 2.0 by some of the art’s best practitioners! New to Second Life? See http://www.munigov.org/ for Second Life Orientation information. Register now, set up a projector and… Read more »

AABPA Announces Speakers for Symposium on Financial Crisis

American Association for Budget and Program Analysis 2009 Spring Symposium April 16, 2009 Capital Hilton Hotel 16th and K Streets, NW, Washington, DC Farragut North Metro, Red Line McPherson Square Metro, Orange and Blue Lines TRANSFORMING CRISIS INTO OPPORTUNITY AABPA is pleased to announce the following additional panelists will be joining us on April 16:… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Camp: from the Twitterstream

Here’s another one of my soon to be patented (:->) reports from a conference I didn’t attend, brought to you through the benificence of the Twitterverse. Unfortunately, it isn’t as complete as I’d like. After TransparencyCamp, when I discovered that the Twitter Search runs out after 100 pages of history, I new I’d have to… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” Mon 30 March, 2009 edition

Apologies for errors in advance: @gov20camp: Government 2.0 Camp Recap and Next Steps: http://tinyurl.com/c2677s #gov20camp #gov20 @adrielhampton: Politicians on Twitter #gov20 #opengov http://tinyurl.com/aes8g6 @web20blog: White house Open for Questions made into wordles. http://tinyurl.com/peoplesvoice #gov20 @CityHallReport: Montreal Mayor Tremblay’s party has launched a web consultation on its election campaign http://ow.ly/1GxF #gov20 @subbob: Currently using Twitter, in… Read more »

Federal Eye: Locke Joins Census Bureau Outreach Efforts

In his first official act as commerce secretary, Gary Locke urged the leaders of groups volunteering with the U.S. Census Bureau to increase their outreach efforts among the nation’s minority groups, noting the government has simplified the process in an effort to boost overall participation. “It’s our job to let Americans know that taking part… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: Don Horn, Director, PBS Sustainability Program, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, GSA Public Buildings Service

Thanks so much to Don Horn for taking the time to be interviewed. Don Horn is Director, PBS Sustainability Program, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, GSA Public Buildings Service What is your current position? I’m director of the Sustainability Program for the Public Buildings Service of the General Services Administration, so it’s green federal… Read more »