Social Media and government games

Homeland security with George Washington university have created a first person EMS and disaster training game. As part of National Emergency Medical Service Preparadness Initive (NEMSPI or Cooperative Agreement Number 2005-GT-T5-K003, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA.) EMS folks can test their skills in chemical, biological, radiation scenarios. For just $14.95 you can… Read more »

Young Government Leaders Bethesda presents: Professional Development Series @ SAMHSA

Professional/Personal Development Series & Brown Bag Discussions Brought to you by: SAMHSA & Young Government Leaders- Bethesda Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 12-1PM Young Feds 101: Reputation Management SAMHSA: Great Falls Speaker: Dave Uejio, Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Human Resources, NIH -Successful strategies for establishing and keeping a positive reputation. Tuesday, April 14,… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” – Mon. 6 April, 2009 edition

Apologies for errors in advance: @joab_jackson: to officially launch in late May 2009: #GovLoop @jefferyrlsmith: #CivSource Morning News Update 4-6 #gov20 @jdp23: #votereport India: citizen-driven election monitoring for the 2009 Indian general elections … very cool! (via @nancyscola) #gov20 @nonprofit_tech: Super Excited and a Tad Scared. OpenCamp-Madison in 12Days: Sat, 18… Read more »

What’s the government’s role in improving access to information about government online?

Republished from eGovAU. I love the work that Matthew Landauer and a small group of non-partisan, patriotic Australians have done to set up OpenAustralia. If you’re not aware of the site, it’s designed to make the discussions on parliamentary floors visible to the public in an easily accessible way. The site also provides information on… Read more »

Re: Career Fair at John Jay College – Master of Public Administration Students and Graduates

I am posting this again in hopes that you can help me recruit other NYC/NYS Employers for the Master of Public Administration Career Fair on April 25, 2009 from 11:30-3:00PM. This year’s career fair is made possible by the MPA Student Association at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New York State Political… Read more »

Leadership: The Key to Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Following is the text of a speech I delivered at the closing session of the 10th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS) at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY, April 4, 2009. Africa is a continent of remarkable contrasts. On the one hand, it has some of the world’s richest deposits and collections of resources… Read more »

Maximize Your LinkedIn Connections

Originally posted at After you register on, type the name of your target organization into the site’s search window. You will thereby generate a list of friends, friends-of-friends, and even friends-of-friends-of-friends who work at your target organization. Ask the contacts on your LinkedIn list for additional networking contacts, informational interviews, and leads for… Read more »

Federal Eye: NASA’s Controversial IG Resigns

NASA’s controversial inspector general Robert Cobb has resigned following bipartisan calls for his resignation and criticism from fellow watchdogs, most notably a recent Government Accountability Office report that determined he had done little to identify waste or fraud at the space agency. His resignation is effective April 11. Appointed by then-President George W. Bush in… Read more »

Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing (WILB) makes workers more productive, says a University of Melbourne study

Workers who engage in ‘Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing’ (WILB) are more productive than those who don’t, according to Dr Brent Coker of the Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne. “People who do surf the Internet for fun at work – within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time in… Read more »

Located in Barcelona, Spain, one of the C40 cities committed to tackling climate change through effective partnership working with the Clinton Climate Initiative…. Me, with a background in environmental science and a day-to-day work on topics related to sustainable development, but never heard about this programmes… Anyone with contacts to this network or with adequate… Read more »