Posts Tagged: dhs

The Mobile Genie is Out of the Bottle!

I just got back from another wonderful AFFIRM Luncheon for a great discussion about the changing landscape for mobility in the government workforce. The event began with insightful opening remarks from Wyatt Kash, Editorial Director for AOL Government. Kash addressed the changes that smart devices have brought to the way we connect and work andRead… Read more »

Tell Us What Do You think Will happen to Small Businesses in a Government Shut Down

In 1996 Tom Daschle called the last shut down a premeditated conspiracy to impact small businesses and shut down the economy. Today we want to know the hard facts. Perhaps there is something we can learn especially from contracting officers, and program managers about what to expect from a Government Shut down. What will aRead… Read more »

Mobile Cybersecurity…Things Really Have Gotten Wild!

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the AFFIRM Luncheon for an awesome talk on the state of cybercrime worldwide. Donald Codling, Unit Chief and DHS Liaison, Cyber Division from the FBI, took us through a very informative presentation on the topic of cybercrime on a mobile scale. I never knew there wereRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Angry Bird Flu

By: Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/idpyuj Move over worms and viruses. The piggy pandemic panic’s a “poultry” concern. There’s a new germ in D.C. – and Uncle Sam’s burning up with the fever. Yep, I’m talking Angry Bird Flu ­- a despicable new strain of cyber scourge that’s jumped from pixels to people. While Hitchcock smiles insidiously,Read… Read more »

It’s Time For America To Change It’s Business Plan And Start A Revolution

This article is written in the wake of a potential Government Shut down on March 4th, and to be read by those who receive a paycheck every two weeks from your job. For those who own their own business, and do not receive a steady paycheck, and are committed to improving our economy, want toRead… Read more »

Ask the Gov Expert: Dr. Nick Nayak, CPO, DHS

In case you missed the recent Gov Up at Public House in National Harbour, Young Government Leaders and Gov Loop had Dr. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security answer some of your most pressing questions on camera. A BIG THANK YOU to Rafferty Weiss Media for filming this video!  RaffertyWeissRead… Read more »

You’ll Never Look At Terrorism The Same After Tomorrow

Yep! Those Homeland Security Advosry System Alerts are going away after nine years. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano will unveilthe new public warning system tomorrow, January 27, 2011. The old color-coded system will be phased out with the changes implemented by the end of April. CNN reported the new methodology for alerts (called the National TerrorRead… Read more »

What Can Government Do To Bridge The Digital Divide and How Can The Private Sector Be A Partner?

In reviewing some past blogs that can be found on www.opengovtv.com, I noticed an interesting article from Gov Loop’s very own Andrew Krzmarzick written June 25, 2010. Andy asks a great question then that is even more important to ask the question 7 months later. As it appears from President Hu Jintao’s recent visit toRead… Read more »

Where Would Diversity Be In America if YouTube Was Invented During Martin Luther King Jr’s Era.

Forty eight years ago,Dr. Martin Luther King Jr led approximately 250,000 men,women, and children to Washington DC for a March for Freedom and Jobs. In 1963 black unemployment was as high as 11%, while unemployments was only 6% for whites. A white family earned, on average about $6,500.00 a year while a black family earnedRead… Read more »