Career

Federal Eye: Other TV Stars for The Cabinet?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a medical journalist for CNN and CBS News, has been offered the job of surgeon general, according to The Post’s Howard Kurtz. The Atlanta-based neurosurgeon, who has inspired a fan blog and has been known to eat fire, will trade air time with Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric for the job asRead… Read more »

Managing Risk, Innovation, and the Washington Post Test

This Washington Post article on Vivek Kundra, DC’s CTO, $23,000 off-site reminds me of the importance of the Washington Post test. A commonly used phrase in D.C. when working on the project – “How would it look on the front page on the Washington Post?” Unfortunately, that can lead to a risk-adverse approach. Because honestlyRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Mark Stelzner

Happy 2009! I’m with Mark Stelzner, the founder of Inflexion Advisors, Washington, D.C. My sincere thanks go to Mark for taking the time for this interview. Where are you from? I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but have spent time in California, Texas and Illinois throughout my adult life. I currently reside in Washington, DC.Read… Read more »

TSP Talk – 2008 is Making Us Gun Shy

Stocks put in another typical holiday trading session on Friday as the major indices moved higher on very light volume. The TSP stock funds gained 0.5% to 1.2%, with all funds, including bonds, moving higher. The S&P 500 is still unable to climb above the overhead resistance and this would be a negative except thatRead… Read more »

iampublicservice.org – Submit Your Story Today

My job as a civil investigator for a metropolitan City Attorney’s Office means seeing the best and worst of citizens and government employees. Happily, it often involves rooting out abuse and fraud. I’ve done everything from helped inspect homes owned by hoarder-clutters overflowing with old computer parts, to raiding massage parlors in an operation toRead… Read more »