Posts Tagged: 2009

Analyzing AASHTO’s “Projects and Paychecks: a One-Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”

Cross posted from my website: Streetsblog-Capitol Hill’s Elena Schor posted an interesting analysis a report titled Projects and Paychecks: a One Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (and a website), released yesterday by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the trade group representing state… Read more »

Jane & John Q. Public’s “Year-End (2009) Gov 2.0 List”

There are some great “year-end” blog posts and articles reviewing e-Gov, or government via the Internet. This year, it is mostly about Gov 2.0 — stories or benchmarks for expanding collaborative technologies of Web 2.0 across the public sector. All of these articles come from practitioners, intended for reading/discussion among other practitioners. What’s missing? How… Read more »

Best of GovLoop 2009: A Dozen Dynamite Blog Posts

One of our GovLoop Rockstars, Amanda Blount, took a close look at the blogs from 2009 to unearth the biggest gems – posts that sparked comment or controversy or that just got us talking about key topics in government. Here are her picks (and we agree – these were some of the standouts!). __________________ During… Read more »

YOUR RESUME NEEDS AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Writing an Executive Summary An employer’s attention span could be limited to 30 seconds at least that’s what recruiting experts tell us. Every executive resume should have a summary that introduces the applicant and provides a quick snapshot of a job candidate’s background. A potential boss may have the perfect candidate in mind. Most likely… Read more »

Voting Now Open for Open Government and Innovations Conference

The deadline for submissions of topics and panels has passed and voting on the submissions is now open from May 12 through May 22. Timelines May 11: Submit proposals by 5:00 pm EDT May 12:Voting Opens May 22: Voting Closes Individuals whose abstracts are selected for the Open Government and Innovations Conference program will be… Read more »

FOSE 2009 debuts “Digital & New Media for Government” Workshop

Exciting gov 2.0 event announced by FOSE 2009! FOSE 2009 debuts Digital & New Media for Government Workshop March 10, 2009 Meeting Room 144-C Co-located with FOSE, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Call 1-866-289-5593 to register OR to add to your FOSE registration. Rates are $495 for government, military, and government contractors; $595 for all… Read more »

Q: What is Today?

A: The square root of 9 – today’s date! And to think, I almost forgot!! HAPPY SQUARE ROOT DAY! http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=square-root-day-3309-is-upon-us-2009-03-03

Six Practical Steps to Improve Contracting

Contracting issues will be on the front burner of the Obama administration, and the stakes are large. With the passage of the Stimulus Bill, having an effective federal contracting function will be critical to the success of the Bill. While many observers see the current federal contracting system as broken, the seminar participants identified a… Read more »

Economic Recovery Act, Let’s Get Transparency Right: The Importance of Citizen Based Network Transparency

Let’s get transparency right. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, passed this Friday the 11th, requires an extraordinary level of “transparency” on the part of federal, state and local agencies. Title XV embodies the transparency requirements. Section 1511 requires that all local and state governments receiving funding for infrastructure investment, must certify: “..that… Read more »