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June 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm #268379
I find it interesting that this discussion has come around again. Only the phrase “freedom of speech” never came up in this conversation. https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2017/06/08/blocked-by-the-president-are-trumps-twitter-practices-violating-free-speech/#4d8914fa3d57
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November 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm #235139
Does an Apple Time Machine count?
March 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm #85256
March 10, 2014 at 9:18 pm #181799
I prefer digital outreach. The phrase digital communications makes me think of email or voice over IP. It’s about sending bits and bytes through digital media.
Digital Outreach, on the other hand, makes me think of The Cluetrain Manifesto and Gary Vaynerchuk’s Thank You Economy. It’s about reaching out to people through digital media.
October 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm #180306
I should be graduating in Summer of 2014. Is there a Summer Fellow program?
October 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm #170678
I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter lately because Facebook now requires page administrators to pay to promote their updates if they want their content to be seen by *all* their fans. If they do not pay to promote their posts, only about 10% of their fans will receive updates on their Facebook feeds. Details are available at https://www.facebook.com/business/fmc/guides/reach.
Fans can do the following to keep RECEIVING ALL POSTS:
– Hover your mouse over the “Like” button near the page’s name (or on the gear symbol next to it)
– In the drop-down menu select “ADD TO INTEREST LISTS”.
– Then create an interest list (and make a name for your favorite sites).
– When you view that interest list you will see ALL of the posts from your favorite pages and you won’t miss anything important!
Some pages are starting to send these instructions to their fans, but other people I know are abandoning their fan pages and going back to being an “individual” who gets friended instead of liked. (I hope that makes sense.)
I don’t run a government FB page, but do I run three fan pages for volunteer organizations, which is why I’ve been pondering this change. I think I’m going to stick with them. Each organization may have the need at some point to run small advertisements with budgets of $50 or less. The page should also make us easier to find whether people search Facebook or Google, since pages get cataloged by Google.
Here are a couple of posts I’ve found that address the new normal:
August 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm #140027
Free museums: Smithsonian
Free concerts: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage daily @ 6pm
Always know when Restaurant Week is. Check with OpenTable.com if you’re not sure.
Use Groupon, LivingSocial, Capital Deal, etc. to find good deals on food
Groceries: Trader Joe’s
July 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm #134354
Somebody commented on one of my blog posts that “One man’s enterprise is another man’s stovepipe.” Because I find this both true and depressing, I have always (since 2004, anyway) wanted to be able to see how the various DoD (and Federal) enterprise architectures fit together.
If the Federal enterprise is made of up myriad agency enterprises, and many of those agencies partner with each other in many ways, then all their architectures should fit together like a puzzle, or at least have overlapping pieces. At least I hope they would.
Could we have a common tool for all Federal agencies to use to find their similarities, commonalities and redundancies? I envision it working kind of like Ancestry.com. When the system sees data in your tree that might match data in somebody else’s tree, it indicates this with a leaf symbol. You click on the symbol, peruse the associated documentation, and add their data if it matches.
How cool would an EA tool like that be? Maybe we could find some efficiencies, which could lead to saving some taxpayer money!!
July 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm #104815
This may sound strange, but I’ve actually met quite a few people who took a class (or two) in how to apply for a federal job. I’m not sure how much they cost, but they can help you with all those acronyms and pay grades. Here’s one place to look for information on workshops and classes: http://graduateschool.edu/jobs
Both my parents were government employees and I spent 20 years in the USAF working with GS/NSPS, so I was able to gain an understanding of the system even when I wasn’t a part of it. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to start learning the system from scratch.
April 21, 2010 at 1:56 am #94314
Sounds like SP2010 may have a shot at being DoD 5015 compliant. At least that’s what I thought when I read this interview…
April 21, 2010 at 1:47 am #97321
I haven’t been to one. It sounds interesting, though.
April 2, 2010 at 2:08 am #96341
Great idea! My dad does something similar, only he has multiple names, and then looks to see what junk mail (snailmail, that is) starts coming to his P.O. Box.
For those looking for a fake email address, Yahoo offers something called Disposable Addresses. I use them extensively for my Internet surfing.
March 31, 2010 at 5:53 pm #96349
The Cyberskeptic in me is wondering how we know this is truly a career fair, and not an elaborate scheme to gather Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on veterans?
March 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm #92752
I like the Hot Topics area, but I couldn’t figure out a way to search with a topic (Acquisition, to be specific). Also, once I got into the topic, many of the links didn’t work. It also took me a minute to realize that the back button wouldn’t get me back to GovLoop’s top page and that I had to just close the new tab that had opened.
February 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm #65070
Where is the wiki? Did I miss a link somewhere?