Project Management

Terrorists In Our Midst

A Washington Post report on Sunday, July 6, 2008, confirmed what most everyone in law enforcement and intelligence circles already knew – terrorists are and have always been here. And they’re returning. As the government cracks down on what allowed 19 terrorists into the country previously (student visas) and gave them identities (false drivers licenses),Read… Read more »

2009 iGov Research Institute, University of Washington and Seattle,

Sharon Dawes informs me that doctoral students from all countries are invited to apply for this week-long, intensive residential program on the impact of information and communication technologies on government and governance. The iGov Research Institute is a program of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany/SUNY and is supported byRead… Read more »

Performance Plus and Social media

We had a great performance management event last Friday, sponsored by the IDeA and the Local Authority Research Councils Initiative. There was a great line-up of speakers who covered everything from the academic theoretical side of performance management to the nuts and bolts of systems thinking to rubbish collection and disposal in Northern Ireland. ThisRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Tom Melancon, Technical Writer, Department of Labor

I’m delighted to have been able to interview my fellow Seattleite, Tom Melancon, “Civil Savant”– Technical Writer, Department of Labor. My sincere thanks to Tom for taking the time to give this interview! What is your role with the Department of Labor? My position is called Technical Writer, in the Department of Labor, Employment StandardsRead… Read more »

Are You The Bad Apple?

Very early in my career I was working on a team project that had fairly broad implications for my firm. There were seven of us in total and we typically convened via phone two to three times a week. We began with a quick roll call, and without fail you would hear this long, drawn-out,Read… Read more »

Setting Up a Local Volunteer Water Conservation Plan – Pubic Relations Ideas – By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow Planning a water conservation public relations program to encourage voluntary reduction in water consumption is not easy. For too long humans in our civilization have taken water for granted, it’s time to wake-up and conserve. When presenting a plan to a municipality you need a good mission statement, but also important areRead… 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 »