Career

Federal Eye: The Plum Book: How Do I Apply For a Job?

Following yesterday’s rolling coverage of the Plum Book, a few (newly!) loyal readers have asked how one goes about applying for a job listed in the Plum Book. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, responsible for the book’s publication, suggests you: 1.) Contact your representative or senator if you’re applying for the highest… Read more »

A Patriot’s Reading List

No matter which side of the political fence you’re on, these books should prove engaging and enlightening, not to mention pertinent to our time. (If you are uber pro-Bush then you might enjoy the Fareed Zakaria and Reza Aslan books more than the more lefty works). This is just a small collection of some that… Read more »

Federal Eye: The Plum Book: Cool Jobs

After picking up his copy of the Plum Book just after 10 a.m., The Eye has decamped to an undisclosed location near the Government Printing Office to begin scouring for interesting tidbits. With more than 7,210 jobs listed, it’s quite a task. More than 4,000 of the positions were non-competitively filled by the Bush administration… Read more »

Veterans Day 2008

Veterans Day 2008 Some thought provoking quotes for this special day. The moon gives you light, And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love. Walt Whitman All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all… Read more »

Introduction to Govloop

I thought I might use my official bio for my introduction. Its short, sweet, and to the point. James V. Pritchert Mr. Pritchert has worked for the national Transportation Safety Board since April 2007. He is responsible for coordinating training efforts for all individuals assigned to NTSB. His previous assignments include Education Service Representative for… Read more »

JISC Releases Serious Virtual Worlds

Virtual worlds are still fairly new to most, and many still view them as games. But there is a growing realization that virtual worlds can offer real value to businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. A report recently released by JISC presents a comprehensive study of how virtual worlds are being used to enhance learning… Read more »

Five Challenges Government Faces When Adopting Web 2.0

By Dennis D. McDonald In these heady days of transition, as we think about ways to improve government, it’s temping to over-sell the benefits of “Web 2.0.” I personally believe in Web 2.0 tools and techniques and how they can support what I call the Three C’s of Web 2.0: Collaboration, Content, and Communication. Just… Read more »

Social Network…May Appear in Government?

Note: This post is of my own personal opinion and is not endorsed or supported by any local, state, or federal government agency. This article on Ars Technica caught my eye. The beginning of the article states: “Now, in light of tightening budgets, a VP analyst at Gartner says it’s time for government departments to… Read more »

World IT Competitiveness Report 2008 Released

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on behalf of Business Software Alliance (BSA), a Washington, D.C.-based organization looking after commercial software interests, has started calculating IT industry competitiveness index since 2007. Its report* for 2008 covers 66 countries and the index is based on 25 indicators in six categories: (i) Overall business environment (0.10), (ii) IT… Read more »