Federal Eye: ‘Brownie’ Evacuated From Colorado Wildfires

What goes around comes around. Former FEMA Director Michael Brown addresses a gathering of meteorologists on Jan. 18, 2006, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (Photo by AP)Former FEMA Administrator Michael Brown, a.k.a. “Brownie,” was among approximately 11,000 residents of Boulder, Colo. evacuated yesterday amid raging wildfires that have scorched at least 1,000 acres. After his eagerlyRead… Read more »

10 Best Jobs in America

The Web never ceases to surprise me. Here comes a list of 10 Best Jobs in America (and there is a list of 10 Worst jobs too!) published by Tony Lee on his site CareerCast.com by ranking 200 jobs based on five criteria of stress, physical demands, hiring outlook, compensation and work environment: 1. MathematicianRead… Read more »

Going Green: January Newsletter, and a new feature!

newsletter_jan09.pdf Here is the January newsletter of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Green Team! There is a new feature this month: a “Dear Gaia” column. If you have been reading/utilizing these newsletters at your office, please feel free to contribute questions! I’m also game for any suggestions/comments anyone might have. Has anyone been using this locally?Read… Read more »

Deep Thoughts on Sports and Other Topics from the Hokie Guru, GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Happy New Year, GovLoopers… the Hokie Guru knows you’ve missed him!! 🙂 The Hokie Guru apologizes because he does not have time to preview every NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Conference… he can only pick a few games here and there and will pick one later in this post. When March Madness begins, the HokieRead… Read more »

BK Rambles and Vents

OK, so i may not be a truly early adopter of this technology – however, for the new year i resolved to embrace it, use it, and encourage other government professionals to do the same. Not sure how much time i will have to keep things updated, but i am off to a good start.

They Walk Among Us

I don’t know how much time Mark Stelzner’s blog post about bad apples stayed on the front page here, but it wasn’t long enough. I like two things about it: it addresses the impact a single maladjusted individual can have on group performance, and it invites readers to take a look at how their ownRead… Read more »