Whistleblower Protection Act Bill, on Hold?

With last week’s historical bail out bill being passed by the House, most mainstream media missed another piece of legislation that was supposed to have gone to the floor. Now this bill is barely breathing thanks to a handful of republican senators. The final Whistleblower Protection Act bill was blocked the night before the House… Read more »

Tech Tips

My Brother sent me this entry from the nytimes.com site and I thought it had some great tips. There were several I had never heard of… http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/tech-tips-for-the-basic-computer-user/?em

Web 2.0 and Government – Helping us to Just Do It!

“With the adoption of social computing and social media by citizens under the age of 25 already exceeding 75 percent, government organizations now need to plan and implement initiatives to engage and service the citizens of today and tomorrow.” This is a statement taken from “Leveraging Web 2.0 in Government,” a recently released paper published… Read more »

How Can Community Based Social Media Support the Next Census?

How Can Community Based Social Media Support the Next Census? By Dennis D. McDonald A recent AP article titled Census: Big Brother anxieties could hurt count reports official concern that the next US census is threatened by public anxiety about government activities such as immigration control and anti-terrorism measures. This made me wonder how the… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 6 Picks

Calgon, take me away?!?! Fefe Dobson is one of the Hokie Guru’s favorites!! Let’s get right to our sports coverage here on GovLoop because the Hokie Guru is addicted to that rush. By the way, Billy Sheehan is, hands down, the best bass player on the face of the earth. What an early week of… Read more »

YGL – OPM and the Federal Hiring Process

It has been said time and time again that one of the best ways to get young people interested in working for the Federal Government is to change its hiring process. It became no longer acceptable to have a Federal Agency take six months or longer to hire a candidate. In that time, potential hires… Read more »