Senior Executives Assn Conference Will Spotlight Innovation (June 30)

Innovation will be the highlight at the Senior Executives Association Professional Development League (SEA PDL) 2009 Annual Career Executive Leadership Conference to be held Tuesday, June 30, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Speakers will include: John Kao is the author of best-selling Innovation Nation and chairman of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation. Kao will discuss… Read more »

Citizen Participation in government

Couldn’t say it any better than Ms. Noveck OSTP Blog OSTP == Office of Science & Technology Policy Enhancing Citizen Participation in Decision-Making Transparency, a concept we have discussed a lot in the Open Government Initiative, is a means to an end. One of the important roles that transparency plays is to facilitate public participation… Read more »

How advertisers get it wrong with wikis

10 minute video – “How advertisers get it wrong with wikis,” by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia,at http://digg.com/d1tJvZ, offers some good insights into getting better traction by rethinking management control of the environment for Web 2.

FEI’s upcoming Open Enrollment Programs

Below is information on a selection of FEI’s upcoming open enrollment programs. For more information and to see the complete listing of classes, visit www.leadership.opm.gov Building High Performing Organizations in the 21st Century This advanced program offering is based on three key assumptions: -You are an expert in your organization based on your years of… Read more »

Federal Eye: Zients Gives the Public Sector Some Love

Addressing concerns that he lacks familiarity with the public sector, President Obama’s nominee to serve as the nation’s first chief performance officer acknowledged today that his business background has not blessed him with all the solutions necessary to tweak government management and recruitment plans. “I very much recognize and appreciate that government is different from… Read more »

Collaborating for successful DoD 5015-STD compliance tests

We are very flexible in supporting vendors’ methods for collaborating and coordinating a successful compliance test. Usually this is via email with massive CC lists or worse, everything is filtered through one person. Lately, I am finding that vendor wikis are a very good collaboration tool. When we can contribute on their wiki, email is… Read more »

DoD 5015.02-STD Evolution

As we go through the experiences of collaborating to allow successful compliance testing of a vendor’s product, we also gather information that is used to determine what should be included as the standard evolves. Our goal is to not make RM a stand-alone niche or to stand passively by while technology roars ahead. We want… Read more »

Who I see struggling at work today

Although everyone is being challenged to some degree in today’s economy, I have noticed that some people are struggling more than others. Here are the folks, in particular, that I see struggling … The unconnected I’m not talking about online social networks and such. I’m talking about folks who have not spent the time or… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Mary Davie, GSA’s Assistant Commissioner, Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, Federal Acquisition Service

When I am asked for best practice examples of how GovLoop is accelerating knowledge exchange and breaking down traditional barriers that hinder interagency communication, I immediately cite Mary Davie. A few months ago, Mary launched the Acquisition 2.0 group with the following comment: “Would love to hear from gov and industry – best practices and… Read more »

Charles Ray to be interviewed on Until You Walk the Path You Won’t Know Where it Goes

The Internet talk radio show Until You Walk the Path You Won’t Know Where it Goes will interview Charles Ray about leadership, politics, and life in general, as well as his two recently published books on June 14 at 5 pm eastern time. To read the complete release, go to http://www.redroom.com/authornewsitem/charles-ray-appear-until-you-walk-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes/ The broadcast can be… Read more »