Tech

State Needs New Diplomats: Ready to Recruit with Web 2.0?

An article in today’s Government Executive addresses a serious gap in the State Department’s diplomatic corps: If the State Department does not beef up its workforce, diplomatic programs will suffer and foreign policy will become more militarized, a new report warned. “Today, significant portions of the nation’s foreign affairs business simply are not accomplished,” stated… Read more »

Federal News Radio interview on Radon Video Contest

Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris interviewed Tom Kelly, my boss, and me today on their show Daily Debrief. Check it out: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/emedia/134135.mp3 Thanks Chris and Amy, as well as Steve and everyone on GovLoop who has helped promote the contest. I promise to do a follow-up blog entry soon. The winning video is on EPA’s… Read more »

Tech Tips

My Brother sent me this entry from the nytimes.com site and I thought it had some great tips. There were several I had never heard of… http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/tech-tips-for-the-basic-computer-user/?em

Web 2.0 and Government – Helping us to Just Do It!

“With the adoption of social computing and social media by citizens under the age of 25 already exceeding 75 percent, government organizations now need to plan and implement initiatives to engage and service the citizens of today and tomorrow.” This is a statement taken from “Leveraging Web 2.0 in Government,” a recently released paper published… Read more »

How Can Community Based Social Media Support the Next Census?

How Can Community Based Social Media Support the Next Census? By Dennis D. McDonald A recent AP article titled Census: Big Brother anxieties could hurt count reports official concern that the next US census is threatened by public anxiety about government activities such as immigration control and anti-terrorism measures. This made me wonder how the… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 6 Picks

Calgon, take me away?!?! Fefe Dobson is one of the Hokie Guru’s favorites!! Let’s get right to our sports coverage here on GovLoop because the Hokie Guru is addicted to that rush. By the way, Billy Sheehan is, hands down, the best bass player on the face of the earth. What an early week of… Read more »

APWA Group Now on Facebook

You can now find and join an APWA group on Facebook dedicated to the APWA (American Public Works Association). Even though the site is still not yet official and has been set up by individual members of APWA, this group can still help to bring all APWA members together for networking, sharing, and advice. Now,… Read more »