Nuts and Bolts: Monkey Business at the Airport

Have you heard the one about the dead monkey in the luggage at Dulles International Airport? Last Friday afternoon, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) canine alerted officers to a suspicious-smelling piece of luggage owned by a traveler from the Central African Republic. Inside the bag, officers discovered three charred monkeys, ten pounds of deer… Read more »

OBAMARAMA

Last night, as I hardened my resolve to not eat any more home-made chocolate chip cookies, I talked to Barrow about the weather up there. I asked Guam about that Marine Reserve, I collaborated and commiserated with SF about 2.0 implementation schemes and thanked North Carolina for some great insight. Then I found myself watching… Read more »

Separating the Personal and Professional Self on the Social Web

As a government communicator, I am always very aware of how I represent my organization when speaking (or blogging) in a professional capacity. As a self-proclaimed early adopter and all-around geek girl, I consider myself a consumer of media and a social experimenter. As a web strategist, I spend much of my personal time experimenting… Read more »

The 4-Day Work Week: Could it Really Work?

I caught an article recently about a Louisiana House committee questioning a proposal to put state agencies on a shorter workweek. Of course thsi is being sold as a cost-saving idea by the sponsoring legislator. State Rep. Rickey Hardy, D-Lafayette, asked the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations to consider changing state employees’ workweeks… Read more »

Leadership in a World of Permeable Boundaries (Part 1 of 3)

In this first blog entry I’ll explore the main changes that Gov 2.0 will bring and the corresponding changes that will be needed in the style and culture of our leadership and organization. I’ll argue that the primary change of Gov 2.0 is the creation of “permeable boundaries”. With increasing engagement and collaboration, work and… Read more »

TSP Talk – Jobs report triggers sell-off / rebound

Good morning. It’s time for our Monday morning TSP Talk: As we talked about on Friday on TSP Talk, the jobs report was going to be the news of the day, and boy was it. Stocks dropped sharply, but rebounded strongly by the close. Where does that leave us now? It was reported that there… Read more »

Making NASA Relevant Again

Making NASA Relevant Again, NASA Watch “… This is where the new Administration’s immediate priorities are going to focus: fixing the economy and the underlying infrastructure that keeps it going. Where NASA fits in this refocused political environment is not clear. If NASA can be seen as a player in the overall renewal of infrastructure,… Read more »