Career

Recognizing Local Governments for Social Networking

Hello all… I’m wrapping up this week’s GovLoop Project of the Week, which will be posted on Wednesday. I’m focusing on the Public Technology Institute. They have a webinar, tomorrow (May 5th) from 2 – 3pm, entitled Recognizing Local Governments for Social Networking. Description from website: Local governments are expanding their use of Web 2.0Read… Read more »

Enterprise 2.0 Presentation, Federal Reserve Bank, US Air Force, Tomoye – Social Learning Strategies

This might be an interesting session for folks. “Government Computer News will present Tracy Conn, assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Lt. Col. Michael Hower, chief of Squadron Commander Professional Development, Air Command and Staff College, U.S. Air Force, and Eric Sauve, Tomoye chief executive officer and co-founder, in an eseminarRead… Read more »

Three Students Awarded AABPA’s Marykathryn Kubat Award

AABPA is pleased to announce the three winners for the 2009 Marykathryn Kubat Award for Student Research. With the Kubat Award, the AABPA hopes to encourage student research and critical thinking which will prepare students for the budget and policy issues they will encounter in their careers, especially public service. Eight finalists presented their researchRead… Read more »

Three Collaboration Tools Everyone Should Know

Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Flickr, IM: do these sound like foreign words? In the face of new social media and collaboration, getting in touch over the Internet has never been more complicated. With so many of these whiz-bang technologies out there, it can be especially frustrating to figure out which ones are worth learning about andRead… Read more »

Collaboration Squared (Collaborating about Collaborating)

Last month I setup a wiki, using Wetpaint, to introduce my students to Web 2.0 tools. In thinking of a name, I came up with Collaboration Squared as I was asking them to “collaborate about collaborating.” It seems to me we could use some of the same, unless it’s happening somewhere on GovLoop and I’veRead… Read more »

Federal Eye Gold Star: Dr. Richard Besser

This week’s “attaboy” goes to Dr. Richard Besser, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who stands as the best example to date of the capabilities and professionalism of the nation’s career federal employees. As we reported earlier this week, President Obama has filled only five of 20 nominated positions atRead… Read more »

Important Report on Latest Trends in Federal Proposal Management

There are trends and drivers in government proposals that companies need to know about to acquire and maintain a winning edge. People have to either keep up with the trends in the fast-changing government contracting market, or get out of the game altogether because their chances of winning go down exponentially. I put together aRead… Read more »

Virtual Proposal Secrets (Winning Government Proposals in a Virtual Team Environment)

I just wrote a 9-page article based on my interview with Ben Rowland, a Washington, DC virtual proposals expert, that I would like to share with you. This detailed article discusses the common challenges and provides tips, tricks, resources, and tools for managing virtual proposals. Virtual Proposals Secrets: Interview with Ben Rowland By Olessia Smotrova-TaylorRead… Read more »

Hiring in Government

I just read an interesting article from the Washington Post. I encourage you to read it, especially those of you who may be responsible for hiring, or communications. Did you know that in the next four years, approximately 1/3 of government (Federal) jobs will need to be filled? With 3/4 of its workforce being overRead… Read more »