“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, 18Read… 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 onRead… 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 PoliticalRead… 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 resourcesRead… 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 forRead… 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 inRead… 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 inRead… 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 adequateRead… Read more »

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 givenRead… 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 toRead… Read more »