Posts Tagged: Allen

Experts Highlight Uncertainty as Primary Shutdown Effect

Some analysts believe the federal shutdown’s effects on contractors will linger even after the government reopens and resolves the dispute over the debt ceiling, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Kathleen Miller and Danielle Ivory write several federal contractors have experienced late payments, stop-work orders and solicitation cancellations amid the shutdown. “Even if the government suddenly opens for… Read more »

Political Leaders (Sort of) Address Changing Face of Government Business

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a Tech Town Hall hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Microsoft. The event brought together Virginia U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine, along with a number of business leaders like Jim Sheaffer, President, North American Sector, CSC; Dendy Young, Managing Partner, McLean… Read more »

Monday Morning News Kick Off: DOE Offers 3D Employee Training; GSA Wants to be “Government Savings Agent; and Cyber Chief Plans “Long Harley Ride”

Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedConnects blog. We hope you’ve had a restful weekend and are ready to be the smartest and most efficient government or contractor professional possible. Here’s all the actionable news you need to achieve these goals. Happy Monday! Department of Energy Offers Online Training to… Read more »

Starlings, Transparency, and Thad Allen

I always consider a conference a success if I come away inspired by one big idea. That happened to me at the recent annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration. I’ve been mulling over a series of presentations given at that conference that coincidentally helped me think more clearly about “complexity theory” and… Read more »

The Career Path of the Corporate Social Strategist: An Introspection

This post originally appeared on my primary blog, “Social Media Strategery.” “The Social Media Strategist must choose one of two career paths – build proactive programs now…or be relegated to ongoing cleanup as social media help desk.” Not surprisingly, Jeremiah Owyang and the Altimeter Group have put together yet another thought-provoking report chock full of… Read more »

Do You Have What it Takes to Change Government and Create Gov 2.0?

As I’ve said many times before, Government 2.0 isn’t about technology, but what that technology enables. When the TSA rolls out an initiative like the IdeaFactory, developing and implementing the technology is the easy part (disclosure: my company has supported the IdeaFactory project). When the GSA implements the Better Buy Project, getting UserVoice up and… Read more »

You Can’t Separate the ‘Social’ from Social Media

This post originally appeared in Federal Computer Week on Feb. 17, 2010. With all the media coverage of internal, behind-the-firewall social — excuse me, professional — networking platforms, such as NASA’s Spacebook, the Defense Department’s milBook and even my company’s internal tool, one might think we’re in the midst of fundamentally changing the way we… Read more »

CMAP: A new leadership program designed for you (Federal News Radio)

Some government programs fail simply because they’re not managed well. Two institutions are trying to change that. Georgetown University and Booz Allen Hamilton are teaming up to create a customized Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP) program. Maria Darby is a Change Management Advanced Practitioner Expert and a Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton. She tells… Read more »

Live-blogging the Gov 2.0 Leadership, Collaboration & Public Engagement Symposium in Washington, DC.

Over the next two days, I’ll be live-blogging the Symposium, of which GovLoop is a sponsor. Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Potomac Forum (conference producer) or GovLoop, except as a rank-and-file member of GovLoop. Gov2.0 best practices from ADM Thad Allen, USCG ADM Allen: Starting paying attention in the 1980s. Started understanding the power… Read more »

The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist

This post originally appeared on my external blog, “Social Media Strategery.” I’m currently going through my annual assessment, and in completing my self-assessment, I had some time to reflect on the last year and subsequently, over my six years at Booz Allen. As I combed through old emails and files, I thought back to 2006… Read more »