Tech

GovLoop's Bureaucrat on Sports - AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision - Mid-Season Evaluation

Let’s get right to it, GovLoopers… it’s the Hokie Guru’s mid-season evaluation of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams. We’ll review the six Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences, including the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Big 12 Conference (Big 12), the Big 10 Conference (Big 10), the Pacific 10 (Pac 10) Conference,... Read more »

Working Virtually

Originally posted October 15 at theagilemind.blogspot.com Talk about your multi-tasking! I'm writing this post while simultaneously attending the Cognos Virtual Government Forum and chatting with a Grant Thornton staffer whose virtual booth I stopped by while passing through the virtual exhibit hall at the virtual forum. Whew! Enough virtual. Henceforth let's stipulate that most places... Read more »

Working Virtually

Originally posted October 15 at: http://theagilemind.blogspot.com Talk about your multi-tasking! I'm writing this post while simultaneously attending the Cognos Virtual Government Forum and chatting with a Grant Thornton staffer whose virtual booth I stopped by while passing through the virtual exhibit hall at the virtual forum. Whew! Enough virtual. Henceforth let's stipulate that most places... Read more »

Talking Government 2.0

Originally posted Wednesday 10/8 at http://cparente.wordpress.com: Last week I took part in a fascinating discussion around Government 2.0, i.e. the use of Web 2.0 tools by government agencies. I connected my client Scott Burns of GovDelivery with Mark Drapeau, who has made a name for himself locally by blogging on Government 2.0 on Mashable. Mark... Read more »

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 »