One Hundred Words of IT advice For Obama

Steve Ressler and I are among 14 people who contributed 100-word (more or less) essays on the first thing the Obama team should do January 21st with respect to federal IT. As editor, I figured we would let them enjoy inauguration day on Tuesday and really get to work Wednesday. The mini essays are all… Read more »

Have You Heard About “Born Again American?”

I was just watching Bill Moyers on PBS and they played a song at the end of the episode called, “Born Again American” and mentioned a website. Here is the link: www.bornagainamerican.org This is from the homepage ~ “. . . I am my country’s keeper.” Are you inspired to become your country’s keeper and… Read more »

To blog or not – let’s try an experiment

Hello there! Thanks for reading my first-ever blog post on my own, as opposed to writing for EPA’s blog, Greenversations. I’m pretty active on Twitter @levyj413, talking about social media (aka Web 2.0) and esp. social media in gov’t, but I’ve never blogged in a normal-length format. I’m enthusiastically learning and exploring various social media… Read more »

Is Your Office “Green?”

Have you implemented green policies regarding office work (i.e. printing, paper usage, electricity usage, etc.) in your agency? What did you do? How did you accomplish it? How did it work? Are there any “lessons learned” that you can share? Did you “go small” and now wish that it was bigger or visa versa? How… Read more »

Federal Eye: Cabinet Nominees Discuss the Rank and File

While Senate confirmation hearings have focused mostly on major policy issues of concern, The Eye – with the assistance of washingtonpost.com’s Sarah Lovenheim and intern Ethan Klapper – also reviewed the hearing transcripts for comments about the federal workforce. Workplace and employee issues were not discussed at every confirmation hearing, but several nominees voiced their… Read more »

Federal Eye: Tips on Presidential Appointments

As observers and presidential transition veterans can attest, Inauguration Day marks an important and highly visible transfer of power, but does not signal the end of a transition. Some of the most important aspects of the transfer of power happen after Jan. 20 as the new administration fills hundreds of critical assistant and deputy secretary… Read more »