Posts Tagged: 2012

Parity in Politics—Why Women Don’t Want It

Marking the 20-year anniversary of the Year of the Woman, Karen Tumulty’s front-page Washington Post article details the never-ending challenges of gender parity in American politics. While an informative piece about the United States’ 78th world ranking in woman’s representation in national legislatures, tied with Turkmenistan for those keeping track, it reflects a flawed conventionalRead… Read more »

Discussion: 6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

Today I read a great piece in Inc. Magazine (written by John Brandon) about the 6 Major Tech Innovations that could disrupt business in 2012. You can find the full article here- In the author’s order, they are: 1. Predictive Technology 2. HTML5 3. High Resolution Displays (ex. the ‘new’ iPad) 4. Social AnalyticsRead… Read more »

Jobs Analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union, 2012 by a Federal Jobs Consultant

I analyzed SOTA for all remarks, plans, legislation, ideas to support JOBS and TRAINING and EDUCATION in the US for 2012. I came up with 11 major points that were made. I wrote this: “The initiatives described in the State of the Union may or may not be offering you real jobs today. “ ReadRead… Read more »

State of the Union Address is Tradition, Not Law

Every year at this time, the president delivers his State of the Union address to a special joint session of Congress. President Obama will do so Tuesday night at 9:00 PM. The usual fanfare will accompany the event. Teevee talking heads will begin gushing and gossiping as early as 6:00. The U.S. Constitution divides ourRead… Read more »

Wanted: Political Leaders Intent on Solutions, Not Adulation

This week President Obama laid out his vision for America and his rationale as to why he should be re-elected. In a nearly hour-long speech, he sought to firmly establish himself as the defender of the middle class. While the ideals underpinning his rhetoric are laudable, the approach of demonizing various segments of society isRead… Read more »

GBE101: Grant (Sponsored Project) Funding, part 1 of 14

Welcome to this ongoing series on grants and/or sponsored funding. This series is designed for businesses with a highlighted Metro DCite focus from the Government Business Examiner for Washington DC. An additional series is being shared on the National Writing Examiner, with a suite of sister data relative to authors, educators, writer community organizations, andRead… Read more »

What does the federal contract industry hold in store for the future? (part two)

What does the federal contract industry hold in store for the future? (part two), by Donna L. Quesinberry Continue reading on What does the federal contract industry hold in store for the future? (part two) – Washington DC government business | _______________________________ About the Author: Ms. Quesinberry, CEO-President of dpInk: DonnaInk Publications,Read… Read more »

Smart Streamlining

Two new reports out this past week focus on tools and techniques for agencies to cope with the new fiscal austerity they face in years ahead. One is by the Partnership for Public Service, the other by the Government Accountability Office. They are both worth reading because they focus on smart ways to make cutsRead… Read more »