Tech

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 ofRead… 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… Read more »

Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation

Author’s Note: I originally published this on my blog on September 16, 2008. I’m republishing it here to see if anyone would like to discuss the ideas presented here. Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation By Dennis D. McDonald Here are six ways local governments can use social mediaRead… Read more »

American Revolution: the Second Time Around?

Like most other Americans, I’ve been consumed by the discussions on our economic “crisis” this past week. So much so, that I didn’t realize I was due for a blog post until I walked into the office this morning and discovered it was Thursday. I have a few “canned” posts for moments like this, butRead… Read more »

Coast Guard Commandant: Jump Into Web 2.0

In case you missed this story by Anne Laurent at Tech Insider, it’s worth posting an excerpt here to spark your interest: “The message couldn’t be clearer: Coasties need to start social networking, right now! Yesterday on YouTube, in his firm, ramrod straight-arrow style, Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen ordered his entire service, and especiallyRead… Read more »

YGL – Where Does the Time Go?

Where does the time go? For many of us young, multi-tasking, information-saturated, new-to-government leaders, the answer probably includes part work, part play, and part procrastination (in fact, isn’t that how the whole blogosphere got started in the first place?) If you have a case of the pokes and can’t seem to focus on the taskRead… Read more »

Government Digital Design Community

Not sure if anyone has seen this site yet but I just found a web community based around 2D or 3D digital design within the public sector. Its called [acronym] Online – www.acronymonline.org and has a ton of chat forums, news articles and even a magazine. If you’re interested check it out. Pretty cool stuffRead… Read more »

And the winner is…

In July EPA asked for 30-60 second video submissions with the theme “Radon: Test, Fix, Save a Life” which encourage Americans to test and fix their homes for radon, and we received more than 30 entries. We are pleased to announce the winning entry in the Radon Video Contest is “Eddie’s Story” submitted by BenjaminRead… Read more »

The Next President: 4 Generations and 7 Years from Now

I invite you to read a blog post over at New Ideas for Government. Here’s an excerpt: The 2008 presidential race has been remarkable for many reasons. One of the most intriguing aspects of the contest has been the incredible diversity reflected in the candidates and their running mates. Consider the unprecedented role of gender,Read… Read more »