Posts Tagged: Department

Four Thumbs Up for Interior’s CFC Kickoff

style=”text-align: left;”> As part of their 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kickoff, the Department of Interior (DOI) held auditions for their first annual “DOI’s Got Talent” competition. The actual event will take place on December 9, but DOI employees flocked to their Sidney Yates Auditorium today to witness fellow co-workers try-out for a spot inRead… Read more »

Building a Wiki Community: Helping the Timid Contributor

An email we see daily at Whorunsgov often comes from a reader suggesting an addition or change to a profile. While emails like this often mention valid changes, the reader could have made the change directly in the profile without informing us first. The strange part about these emails; after we suggest the readers makeRead… Read more »

State Dept: Liveblogging eDiplomacy at Gov20 symposium

Dan Sheerin, Deputy Director, eDiplomacy Office, US Dept of State Lessons learned from Diplopedia and Communities @ State One thing we’re doing: Bring diplomats into the IT decision-making process Online collaboration / crowdsourcing tool — the “Secretary’s Inbox” — for suggestions and ideas for Secretary of State Clinton. How do we use technology in thisRead… Read more »

One more try re: Social Media being the prominent feature on new Defense Department’s home page, launched week of 8/17/2009;

I just accesed this article on the Federal Computer Week site, and pasted it here; if this active link does not work, I guess the old fashioned cut & paste is the last option; Sorry for the duplication! Nick

Government Career Fair a Success!

The Washington Post used a picture of Department of Veterans Affairs representatives at the “Partnership for Public Service’s 2009 Career and Internship Fair” on July 16th in an article describing the success of the event. Full story:

Transformation of DOD’s Business Systems

The Department of Defense launched an ambitious effort to transform its vast network of back office mission support systems in 2001. It has since invested large amounts of funding in the effort. What progress has the initiative achieved to date? What has been its impact? Should the new Administration continue the existing effort, terminate it,Read… Read more »

State Needs New Diplomats: Ready to Recruit with Web 2.0?

An article in today’s Government Executive addresses a serious gap in the State Department’s diplomatic corps: If the State Department does not beef up its workforce, diplomatic programs will suffer and foreign policy will become more militarized, a new report warned. “Today, significant portions of the nation’s foreign affairs business simply are not accomplished,” statedRead… Read more »