Trust and Transparency through Standards a look at the external business world

By necessity most business activities at the process level have been remote and opaque from both the customers, and all too often, from those involved too. I use the phrase necessity to cover two very different aspects; commercial advantage, the benefit obtained from having and applying unique knowledge; as distinct from the operational limitations imposed... Read more »

Good Peeps to Have

I'm trying to keep my total Twitter list under 200 to keep up, but there are so many fascinating people. Here are just a few, whittled down for a Top 10 list after tipped by GovLoopers @ariherzog and @krazykriz (I kinda skipped the niche theme, except in the sense that I am my own niche):... Read more »

U.S. Department of State and the Adobe Foundation Launch Online Video Contest to Amplify U.S. Public Diplomacy

The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Adobe Foundation, today launched an online video contest to amplify U.S. public diplomacy using web-based outreach campaigns and social media platforms. The interactive Video Contest "My Culture + Your Culture=? Share your Story," is expected to draw thousands of people worldwide... Read more »

I've Been Working on the Railroad

It hasn't quite been "all the live-long day", but lately I've been riding Amtrak up and down the East Coast as an alternative to flying. In general I find it comfortable, relaxing and a very pleasing way to travel. You can plug in your cellphone or laptop, stroll to the cafe car for a coffee... Read more »

Federal Eye: Census Tops Richardson's Commerce To-Do List

The nomination of Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) to head up the Commerce Department comes as the department's U.S. Census Bureau prepares to conduct its decennial national count of Americans. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office suggests there's still plenty to do before the bureau starts counting in 13 months. Have no fear --... Read more »