Sweet GovTweets 06.17.09

Greetings! Here is the summary of tweets for yesterday (sorry, I got really busy). Even with all of the multiple posts, RT’s, etc removed, this was the busiest tweetstream for GovLoop I have seen so far. Lots of additions to @GovTwit. Lots of promotion for the privacy conference on Saturday (so, y’all sign up andRead… Read more »

The Outsourcing Debate: Realism versus Rhetoric

The Federal Acquisition Innovation and Reform (FAIR) Institute, a new nonprofit focusing on federal contracting reform, released a report in response to the push by the Obama administration to reevaluate when it is appropriate to outsource and use contractors. Specifically, the report provides high-level policy guidance on the specifics of President Obama’s March memo onRead… Read more »

Public Housing Summit: A Conversation Between Scholars and Housing Directors Hosted at Rutgers University-Newark

General notes: At this one day conference there was a good mix of academics and practitioners. The discussions that took place were very helpful and informative to everyone. Beyond my expectations, the conference did not focus solely on Newark or New Jersey. This was really great, especially for someone like me who isn’t from NewRead… Read more »

The government wants change. Will they bring in the right cultural experts to make it happen?

NOTE: This is my column from my Women’s Entrerepreneur column that I write for the DC Examiner. This and past columns can be found at http://www.examiner.com/x-12152-DC-Womens-Entrepreneurship-Examiner. Last week I attended an Excellence in Government breakfast at the National Press Club. The panel spoke on “Human Capital” and the future of civil service. Allow me toRead… Read more »

Sweet Government Conference Tweets – Crisis Camp Day 2 & Beyond (#crisiscamp)

(All times are Pacific) June 14, 2009 12:49 am younghahn: #crisiscamp 3:27 am xpeditenetwork: Ready for day two of #crisiscamp. No disaster is too great for us (unless we run out of coffee) 5:27 am svenburg: @vladvino thanks Vlad! Camping day # 2 today. #crisiscamp 6:03 am kgfreeman: Running late to #crisiscamp, but because theRead… Read more »

Sweet Government Conference Tweets – Crisis Camp Day 1 (#crisiscamp)

Crisis Camp was held on June 13, 2009 and June 14, 2009 in Washington DC. Below is the Twitter stream related to this conference along with some stats of the #crisiscamp hashtag on Twitter. Related Tweets made on the few days following the conference are included because they have links to some great blog postsRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Obama’s Firing of AmeriCorps IG Probed

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) has demanded that the Corporation for National and Community Service provide “any and all records, e-mail, memoranda, documents, communications, or other information” related to President Obama’s no-confidence dismissal last week of the Corporation’s inspector general Gerald Walpin, including any communications with aides to the president and first lady Michelle Obama.Read… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.16.2009

Good Morning! Today’s tweets feature numerous updates from @dslunceford @GovTwit providing information about all of the new additions to the Government Twitter directory, including the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management from my home state. This is a great resource, continually expanding resource, check it out. My favorite tweet today was from @timoreilly quoting Vivek KundraRead… Read more »

Asia Location and City Branding

Branding a nation, location or city in Asia is not just advertising. AsiaPac cities must develop a global reputation of creating and adding value and yet concurrently command emotional resonance as part of their unique selling proposition. Those which do not invest enough to build the relevant and visible brand equity will not be effectiveRead… Read more »