GovLoop….the Social Network for Govt 2.0

(cross-post from my blog, would love to be able to tie that into here) I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately – at least in my circles. Brent stood up one for our summer session on 2.0, the folks behind Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations are using it as a framework for… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 12 Picks (Call it Revenge Week)

Who’s a giant killer, baby? Virginia Military Institute defeated the University of Kentucky in a major college basketball upset tonight. The Hokie Guru loves David vs. Goliath stories. We all do!! It’s November madness with the Hokie Guru!! Cincinnati controls its own destiny in the Big East and has one college football’s best coaches in… Read more »

The Collaboration Fund — an idea for better government

We have two challenges today. 1. The economy is in a funk and 2. We have too many organizational stovepipes So, why not convince the new administration to setup The Collaboration Fund. The fund would disburse awards to those government employees who were the best collaborators. The backbone of the program would be a government… Read more »

Going to DC for the weekend

Spending the weekend north of DC just heard that people are renting out their houses for upperward of 500 dollars a night for Obama’s inauguration. It is two months away and we have Vegas at New Years prices. I am thinking that it will be a mad house in all of DC come the end… Read more »

Change.jobs

From the Change.gov website: Apply for a Job This website is designed to provide prospective applicants with information to help them apply for positions in the Obama-Biden Administration. President-Elect Obama will make appointments throughout the federal government. Some positions will require Senate confirmation while others will not. Some appointments will be made during the transition… Read more »

Federal Eye: Nuts and Bolts: Obama’s Flight to D.C.

A new presidential administration invokes plenty of great traditions and events, including the activity surrounding a transition and inauguration. Then there are all the other routine Washington occurrences, such as the State of the Union, confirmation hearings and the budget process. While other Post colleagues handle the hard news from those big events, The Eye… Read more »

FACA 2.0: Social MEdia and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Art of the Possible

I’m the Executive Secretary of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). FACA is a fabulous idea, with the goal of keeping the public aware of what’s going on in their governemnt, but the rules are antiquated and mired in bureaucratic. The bottom line is that it’s not nimble enough to deal with the rapid… Read more »