This is an article that I wrote for publication called "Media Bullseye." Thought that it might be timely and I hope that you guys enjoy. Mark President Obama and Social Media: Dreams and Reality Shortly after the November elections, I began a meme, asking some brighter minds than my own what they thought the impact... Read more »
If there ever was a clear and present danger to national security, it's MS-13. In a national assessment released January 2008, the FBI noted: "They perpetrate violence—from assaults to homicides, using firearms, machetes, or blunt objects—to intimidate rival gangs, law enforcement, and the general public. They often target middle and high school students for recruitment.... Read more »
President Obama has launched a newly revamped whitehouse.gov that features more Web 2.0 and interactive features, in an effort to continue his move towards transparency and engaging the public. In short, it's now cool. White House The media's reaction to the unveiling: CNN
Framed photographs of President Obama and Vice President Biden will soon replace shots of former president George W. Bush and former vice president Richard B. Cheney that have adorned the lobbies of Federal outposts for the past eight years. The new presidential photos, released last week, were the first taken by a digital camera. The... Read more »
A while ago I wrote a blog about random acts of kindess. I'd kind of forgotton all about it, until I watched the movie "Evan Almighty" recently. One message of the film is about changing the world, one random act of kindness at a time. Hearing Morgan Freeman say those words got me thinking: how... Read more »
Who's a giant killer, baby? #1 Wake Forest goes down to the Virginia Tech Hokies!! Another post later this week... but, please, can someone tell the Hokie Guru if Chas McFarland should be suspended by the Atlantic Coast Conference for a game?
My Secretary of State is a Facebooker. She’s got well over 3,000 friends there. And unlike most politicians dipping their toes in social media, my Secretary of State gets it. I’d have to count, but I bet she has more apps going than I do. She was updating her status from a plane landing in... Read more »
Open means having access. In the Dept. of Defense we need to ensure/create/enable open access to tax-payer funded technology, period. Tax-payer funded software development needs to be openly available to all (except for really classified stuff). This means that we will need to figure out the acquisitions mechanisms needed to ensure that the intellectual property... Read more »
See: BBC: Calls for open source government what does everyone think about it?
I talked to the CIOs today at another agency. Very good discussion. I used many of the ideas people gave me here on GovLoop and on Twitter. And then I used that experience as an example when I was talking, of the concept that "everyone is smarter than anyone." They asked some intelligent questions and... Read more »