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Great insights from the Massachusetts Governor’s Office on Using Social Media

When I ask those in Government what models they follow for Open Government I regularly hear Massachusetts, and the Governor’s office in particular. I reached out to the Brad Blake, Director, New Media & Online Strategy for the Governor, and he was kind enough to spend a lot of time responding to these questions. WhileRead… Read more »

How-To: Create Strong Passwords and Foil Hackers in 6 Easy Steps

Author’s note: this is a guide to help you better protect yourself and your privacy online. While no method is full-proof, these steps will point you in the right direction and I encourage everyone to work towards a safer, more secure New Year in 2010. Creating strong passwords is not enough when you consider justRead… Read more »

Important Skills for Contract Professionals, Part 2

Today, we have answers specifically from Tim Cummins, founder of International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM). Last time we covered core skills as they are defined by IACCM. As a refresher, additional skills are not mandatory for all contract positions. Rather, they are required on a position by position basis. Additional Skills KnowledgeRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Incorrect long-term care info mailed to gov’t workers

Letters sent to tens of thousands of employees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program contained errors in calculating potential premiums, the Office of Personnel Management announced Friday. The errors mean enrollees now have until March 15, 2010 to review their options and make final decisions on coverage. OPM learned of the errors fromRead… Read more »

Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Integrating Behavioral Healthcare into Healthcare Reform

Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Integrating Behavioral Healthcare into Healthcare Reform 09.10.2009 04:59 PM By Robin Jay, BHC Editorial Director Just hours before President Obama addressed the nation in a highly anticipated speech about healthcare reform, and just one day after returning to office following the passing of his father, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Representative Patrick KennedyRead… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not beRead… Read more »

Direct Mail May Fall 10% This Year

NEW YORK Add direct mail to the list of analog media being crushed by the Great Recession. – Todd Wasserman The Direct Marketing Association originally predicted that direct mail volume would only fall 1 percent this year, but the organization has revised that to as much as 10 percent. “This was mainly driven by theRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 5

July 21, 2009 continued 4:00 pm ScottHorvath: RT @krazykriz: Q for Kundra: What’s your plan to encourage orgs to unblock sites like @GovLoop where gov is collabing transparently? #ogi 4:00 pm krazykriz: More on the “digital landfill” w/all the data – is a new competency the ability to dig and discover gems? Mining in theRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 3

July 21, 2009 continued 9:25 am marydavie: Follow @kpkfusion if you want a different perspective #ogi 9:25 am shorepoints: Following a great conversation on Social Media @ #ogi 9:25 am salemonz: O’Reilly: if it works, great; if it does not, stop doing it. We have problem with stopping things in gov’t. #ogi 9:25 am Riverbyte:Read… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Social Media Strategies for DoD and Government (#idga)

Social Media Strategies for DoD and Government held June 23-25, 2009 at the Hilton McClean Tyson’s Corner (IDGA = Institute for Defense and Government Advancement) Here are the Twitter-related stats for this conference followed by the Twitter stream: * 765 tweets * 49 contributors * 109.3 tweets per day * 86.8% come from “The TopRead… Read more »