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Federal Eye: Still No Commerce Chief — Does It Matter?

President Obama marks his first week in office with much of his cabinet in place, but he still needs to name a commerce secretary to replace Bill Richardson, who withdrew his name from consideration earlier this month. The Commerce Department “is the government agency tasked with improving living standards for all Americans by promoting economic… Read more »

The Basics of Boosting Your Salary Offer

From thegovgurus.com: THE BASICS OF BOOSTING YOUR SALARY OFFER By Lily Whiteman, author of How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job and Federal Times Columnist So you’ve received an offer for a federal job. This means that you probably beat out dozens, or perhaps even hundreds, of competitors to rank as the hiring agency’s number… Read more »

examples of how real-time access to structured data can improve agency performance and collaboration?

Vivek Kundra, the DC CTO, and I are writing, a book Democratizing Data, (i.e. “Democratizing data makes it automatically available to those who need it when and where they need it based on their roles and responsibilities, in forms they can use, and with the freedom to use it as they choose — while simultaneously… Read more »

Episode 13: 2 Guys Unleashed

In this episode, we get MAIL!!! Four people wrote in to tell us we suck – but it’s all good. The police in Canada need your help in finding a homicide suspect – see the video. We give shout-outs to 2 lucky CopsOnline members, and talk about how to kill terrorists without firing a shot…. Read more »

Open Source Software in the US Gov and Military

Open means having access. In the Dept. of Defense we need to ensure/create/enable open access to tax-payer funded technology, period. Tax-payer funded software development needs to be openly available to all (except for really classified stuff). This means that we will need to figure out the acquisitions mechanisms needed to ensure that the intellectual property… Read more »

To the Heart of the matter.

Hi Everyone, I am new here and not sure, of any guidelines for the blogs, so I hope you will put up with me. I got some news the other day that made me think about my life a career, and for whatever reason I thought I would share it here, maybe for some self-therapy…. Read more »