Project Management

Practical benefits of online media for government

Republished from eGovAU. Some of the practical benefits for government of online social media are beginning to emerge from various jurisdictions around the world. One that has particularly struck me as very positive is the use of online media by Washington DC to convince felons to voluntarily turn themselves in. Written about in Using SocialRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Report Details Fraud and Abuse at TVA

A two-year review by the inspector general’s office at the Tennessee Valley Authority finds that staffers made millions of dollars of questionable purchases on credit cards provided by the government-backed corporation. Staffers spent more than $360,000 over two years on electronic items including X-Boxes and TiVos for an employee awards program and made questionable purchasesRead… Read more »

Employee Performance Evaluations

I recently read the following, and thought I would share a little humor… Enjoy! ——————————————————————————– Quotes taken from actual (U.S.) Federal Employee Performance Evaluations ——————————————————————————– 1. “Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.” 2. “I would not allow this employee to breed.” 3. “This employee is notRead… Read more »

If anyone here is going to FOSE 2009, please consider donating any old (Verizon) cell phone(s) to HopeLine

FOSE 2009, GovSec 2009 and U.S. Law 2009 have partnered with Verizon Wireless to support HopeLine®. HopeLine® phones are provided to participating domestic violence agencies and organizations nationwide for use by victims and survivors as they rebuild their lives. While at FOSE, GovSec, U.S. Law and Ready, please remember to bring your old phone* andRead… Read more »

Time for OpenGovernance

I was rejuvenated by Candi Harrison‘s post from March 3, “It’s Time for Governance” and wanted to be sure that it got pushed out to the ‘net today. I’m a wordy guy, so I even surprised myself with the longest comment to a blog post that I can remember. In case some of my colleaguesRead… Read more »

The Project of the Week – Wednesday, March 4, 2009 – Highlighting GovLoop

What better way to kickoff the new “Project of the Week” series than to highlight the coolest website in government, GovLoop! Last year on Memorial Day when you were most likely ‘chilaxin’ poolside waiting for the burgers and dogs to be ready, Steve Ressler launched GovLoop. Apparently, that same day, there were five other goviesRead… Read more »

Develop best

It’s no secret that in today’s economy, we are facing more challenges than ever. And real challenges demand real solutions. Supporting real collaboration, using real tools, in real time. Most of all, they demand real winning business outcomes. We are ready to help our customers and partners “get real” about making real change to createRead… Read more »

TransparencyCamp: 97 Tweets from 100 Pages of History

I couldn’t make it to TransparencyCamp, but it sounded fabulous. I did wade through 100 pages of Twitter Search history (as much as it keeps). Here’s what I came up with, for what it’s worth. Unlike my other summaries, while this is in chronological order, more or less, the fact that there were a lotRead… Read more »