Posts Tagged: Brian

The Next BIG Thing: Business School and Government

It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. Why can’t our government be more like Silicon Valley? With all the innovation and technological progress the private sector creates many of us… Read more »

Leverage Scarcity for Success

Several years ago I met an extraordinary gentleman during a seminar I was presenting in Columbus, Ohio. We continue to be friends to this day. But equally as important, he has become a much respected colleague. Brian Ahearn is a certified trainer for the Principles of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini. The basis for the… Read more »

Autopsy Training Scheduled for November 6-7, 2013

Basis Technology is offering an Autopsy training class directly following the Open Source Digital Forensics Conference (http://OSDFCon.org) in Chantilly, VA. This is part of an initial push to establish the premier training program for this powerful open source digital forensics tool. For those who have already downloaded and tried Autopsy (and there are over 12,000… Read more »

Reinventing Innovation

What inspired me at the Excellence in Government Conference? I liked the emphasis on innovations underway in different places around the government. Sometimes we get caught up in buzzwords of the day: Total Quality Management, Lean Six Sigma, Agile, Business Process Reengineering, or Reinventing Government. But the bottom line in each of these types of… Read more »

First and Goal: CFCNCA Loaned Executive Teams Compete For Autographed Footballs to Raise Money for Those in Need

The five Loaned Executive (LE) teams have stepped up their game: They are now competing for three valuable autographed footballs to be awarded to the winning LE team’s highest-scoring departments. The winning score will be based on the following statistics: percentage of 2010 goal achieved, percentage of total dollars pledged in 2010 vs. 2009 and… Read more »

Navy CIO – live-blogging the #pfgov symposium in DC

Brian P Burns, Deputy CIO, Department of the Navy Bottom line: The security of Social Media starts with the protection of data and user behavior — not necessarily the tool sets. I.e., the tools are not the challenge, the risks are with the data and the user’s behavior. Some notes: Brian is a part of… Read more »

Twitter in the Crosshairs – Facebook’s Gambit

Everyone has seen the change, and have debated whether it’s really a rip-off of Twitter’s microblog format. Those of us who have been through the microblogging wars see some other similarities, with the conversational commentary seeming to run more like Pownce and Plurk than the Twitter format of @s and RTs. Regardless, the livestream seems… Read more »