I had the opportunity to vote this past weekend (Thank God for early voting in Virginia) and as I made my final steps towards the booth to cast my ballot, I asked myself what is the real reason for voting in this presidential election and for me it is as simple as this: To have... Read more »
This blog was originally published by John, the Chief Information Security Officer for Young Government Leaders, on the YGL website: http://www.younggovernmentleaders.org/blog.htm Is micromanagement killing generation X/Y? "The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while... Read more »
Let’s get right to it, GovLoopers… it’s the Hokie Guru’s mid-season evaluation of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams. We’ll review the six Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences, including the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Big 12 Conference (Big 12), the Big 10 Conference (Big 10), the Pacific 10 (Pac 10) Conference,... Read more »
God, Grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, COURAGE to change the things I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference. Living ONE DAY AT A TIME, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,... Read more »
As a young fed, I am constantly seeking balance. Like my work, I take my hobbies seriously, and through the course of enjoying them I often come across lessons that work to enhance my abilities across arenas. One of my favorite non management publications is Blue Ridge Outdoors, a free magazine about all kinds of... Read more »
While the race to the moon has create all kind of spinoffs to make society i.e. in the man on street life great. The general public has no clue how NASA and its programs has returned mega benefits (i.e. TV dinners, Microwave ovens). What are some more things?
Originally posted October 15 at theagilemind.blogspot.com Talk about your multi-tasking! I'm writing this post while simultaneously attending the Cognos Virtual Government Forum and chatting with a Grant Thornton staffer whose virtual booth I stopped by while passing through the virtual exhibit hall at the virtual forum. Whew! Enough virtual. Henceforth let's stipulate that most places... Read more »
Dead Men Working is touting a change to SCI clearance policies that may bode well for all of us Hyphenate-Americans out there. Okay, so I'm really a generic Irish/German/Something-American from the Midwest married to a former citizen of Kazakhstan, but I'm Russian by association. The point is that a lot of immigrants and their close... Read more »
I'm interested in what steps government agencies are taking to modernize legacy applications. I understand that it's a major issue on several public sector IT decision maker's agendas, but would like to hear about progress, success stories, speed-bumps, etc.
Originally posted October 15 at: http://theagilemind.blogspot.com Talk about your multi-tasking! I'm writing this post while simultaneously attending the Cognos Virtual Government Forum and chatting with a Grant Thornton staffer whose virtual booth I stopped by while passing through the virtual exhibit hall at the virtual forum. Whew! Enough virtual. Henceforth let's stipulate that most places... Read more »