President Obama and Social Media: Dreams and Reality

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 »

Clear and Present Danger: MS-13

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 »

New President - New WhiteHouse.Gov

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

Federal Eye: New Presidential Portraits Coming Soon

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 »

Virginia Tech 78 #1 Wake Forest 71

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?

Open Source Software in the US Gov and Military

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 »