NIST on Modern Marvels!

The Modern Marvels: Measure It episode will air next week, Tuesday December 23rd at 8 pm ET. “How do you weigh a whale? We go to Shamu’s Tank at Sea World to find out. How does your speedometer work? Off to GM’s test track for the answer. We’ll look at the five most common areas… Read more »

When State servants use social media

Original post at Over the last 3 years we (in New Zealand, but also around the world) have seen a steady increase in the use of social media by State servants: –sanctioned government agency blogs, –State servants blogging about their organisations in their spare time, –State servants responding to blog posts, –State servants writing… Read more »

NIST Web 2.0 (Live) Working Group

“The NIST Information Coordinators Committee has established a Web 2.0 group with representation from across NIST to suggest and facilitate new ways that NIST’s Web site can create two-way communication with our stakeholders and to update our policies to explicitly provide guidance for using Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, public comment functions for Web… Read more »

Intelligence Officers at CIA Don’t Use the Internet?

Once again, the Sunday editorial section of the NY Times featured a number of articles about the intelligence community. Since it is a time of transition, much of the commentary is around mistakes made and failures. Art Brown, a 25-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, and former head of the Asia division of the… Read more »

Low-hanging Fruit for Your Stimulus Basket

Ever since our city first became aware of the possibility of a federal stimulus package focusing on public works, we have been busy as bees finding “shovel-ready” projects to submit for funding. Because I realize efforts like ours are now going on all over the U.S., I thought it might be helpful to post some… Read more »

GovLoop Contest Winner – George Washington University!

The GovLoop Battle of Colleges Charity Contested has officially ended with the winner being the George Washington University. 2nd place goes to George Mason University and 3rd place goes to American University. Despite our range of members, I guess the D.C. connection is strong although if given another week or so I’m guessing you would… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – Heisman Trophy Edition and Queen City Pick

Ho, Ho, Hokies!!! 🙂 Today, President Bush declared December 26, 2008 a federal holiday for most federal workers (with the exception of essential employees). You can see the text of his Executive Order right here. The Hokie Guru is all for President-Elect Obama continuing this tradition. More time to watch college football bowl games. Yep,… Read more »