Leadership

42 Ways You Can Help the Planet

AT HOME 1. ENERGY CONSERVATION. If every home in the United States replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), the energy saved would prevent greenhouse-gas emissions equivalent to taking 1 million cars off the road, says Arthur Rosenfeld, a physicist and member of the California Energy Commission. He alsoRead… Read more »

Part 3 of 3- Twitterrific! The Most Useful Web 2.0 Apps/Tools For Twitter

If you are trying to implement twitter in your business or government social networking efforts, these apps and tools may “expand your horizons” for better use. Second twenty for review: 41. Twitter Toolbar: Downloading this free toolbar gives you instant access to Twitter. You can use the toolbar to access online Twitter tools, check yourRead… Read more »

Launching a New Mission: Michael Griffin and NASA’s Return to the Moon

W. Henry Lambright writes an interesting report about Griffin and NASA. A summary of the report is that President George W. Bush told NASA to return to the moon and prepare for manned exploration of Mars. The man he put in charge, Michael Griffin, was a certified rocket scientist with a passion for manned spaceRead… Read more »

Transforming Information Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Jonathan Walters’ report chronicles the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to realign and centralize its information technology activities. Describing it as an “ambitious, audacious and arduous crusade,” Walters makes it very clear that this is still very much a work in progress. There are significant hurdles ahead and certain significant adjustments will no doubtRead… Read more »

The Case for Why Social Media Is Essential to Building Effective Transparency (It may be different than you think!)

twitter @kpkfusion This morning I published a simple twitter post that circulated quickly. The post was inspired by a Washington Post article on the Johnstown Pa airport. According to the Post article, the airport, though slightly used, became one of the first recipients of stimulus funds and has now received over 200M of federal moneyRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: Anita Arile, Management Analyst, Government of Guam

After what seemed like a very long and cold winter in Washington, DC, we are finally experiencing the greatest weather ever! No rain in sight, at least not this weekend. Sunny skies, 70-degree weather, who could ask for more? It reminds me of my time in Tucson, Arizona…how I miss those hot blasting rays allRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Who Are Jeffrey Zients and Aneesh Chopra?

President Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to announce plans to nominate businessman Jeffrey Zients to be the federal government’s first chief performance officer and Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra to be chief technology officer. The announcement came during an address focused on the administration’s plans to root out government waste andRead… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” Thurs 16 April 2009 edition

Apologies for errors in advance: @faheyr: Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency http://is.gd/suVQ – Looks interesting. Hope it will be streamed #opengov @socialfeds: OpenSecrets.org Opens 20 Years Worth of Campaign Finance Data: http://tinyurl.com/dzouxx #opengov @devinhedge: Social Media Marketing Plan for Our Clients << Ruralamericaonshore’s Blog http://ow.ly/30Ua #gov20 @cheeky_geeky: Researchers say socialRead… Read more »

Meeting Notes from April 17th ACT-IAC Content Delivery Committee

ACT/IAC Content Delivery Committee Teleconference April 17, 2009 Meeting Attendees: Martha Przysucha, Program Chair, C&T SIG Tchad Moore, Group Lead, Applied Web 2.0, C&T SIG Tom Suder, Group Lead, Web 2.0 Technologies, ET SIG Angela Norris, ACT Top 10 Committee Lead, Program Committee Mary Davie, Acting Asst Commissioner for Customer Accounts and Research, GSA FASRead… Read more »