An amazingly cool example of leveraging cell phones and paying the rural poor for work. Check out: http://www.technologyreview.com/business/21983/?a=f and http://txteagle.com/ So who’s got a bright idea on how to do something like this of use for the feds!
Since I wrote this morning, we’ve heard about a slew of other acting appointments. Read up on them here and here.
At EPA, we have a newly confirmed Administrator-designate, Lisa Jackson. I look forward to working with her team. Our first effort on her behalf was posting her post-confirmation statement and a memo to employees in multiple places: EPA home page, in a banner at the top, in English and Spanish our Facebook page Twitter TheRead… Read more »
I set my alarm for 3:30 am so that I would make it on the first subway train out of Virginia, into DC. I had signed up as an Inauguration Volunteer – one of those people wearing the little red caps – and had to be at the foot of the Washington monument by 5Read… Read more »
I came to my own realization that SOA, as an industry term, was on its way out last summer. As a concept, it’s wonderful and some people have accomplished great things by following the SOA paradigm. I found it interesting that Anne Thomas Manes, an industry thought leader in SOA, would be presenting a “SOARead… Read more »
In the coming months, I’ll be posting a series of columns about public sector leadership that are from my web site GovLeaders.org. This first one, by Ray Blunt, is about combatting the culture of fear that exists in too many workplace. Your comments are most welcome! – Don By Ray Blunt Before Mel Gibson caughtRead… Read more »
I’m waiting for answers on why he did this, but apparently President Obama has appointed an acting Office of Personnel Management director, Kathie Ann Whipple, previously the agency’s deputy general counsel. A couple of things strike me as strange about this….
What is Gov 2.0 and the future of government services delivery? Here are Gov 2.0 and the new government services delivery paradigm explained. Government 2.0 creates value for itself, Citizen 2.0, and Business 2.0, by leveraging Web 2.0, the new paradigm of rich, interactive, collaborative, web based services. How does Government 2.0 get started?
303,824,640 dreams changing each moment like rainbow ribbons of time streaming in the wind. 100 days: 144,000 minutes. Sleep; to dream your own dreams: 36,000 minutes. 108,000 waking minutes. A leader is an attitude. A behavior. A way of being. A way to show us how to be. The how and sometimes, the what toRead… Read more »
(See Ed’s Video Report of The Event Here) A formal welcoming ceremony and Q&A session Thursday turned into a basketball recruiting session for Interior Sec. Ken Salazar as he met with the rank-and-file at the department’s headquarters. After some opening remarks, the secretary fielded several questions on department policy and the possible revocation of BushRead… Read more »