Posts Tagged: epa

Project of the Week: EPA’s Children’s Health Month (October)

As many of you know, my wife and I had our first son back in March of this year. The guy is already crawling and chattering away…and he’s already picked up his first couple colds. So I installed a gate in our home this past weekend and we’re obviously looking for ways to minimize theRead… Read more »

Can You Hear The Question President Obama is Asking You?

According to the Wall Street Journalʼs Economy section of Sundayʼs edition, there is a growing sense among many economists that Washingtonʼs ability to goose the economic recovery is limited, especially given the deep pain U.S. businesses and households have suffered during the recession. Thursday July 29th at the Washington DC Convention Center, President Obama spokeRead… Read more »

Twitter’s Reliability An Issue For Government

SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter’s has had major reliability issues this week. The site was over capacity and displaying the “Fail Whale” image numerous times. The capacity issue resulted in site breakdowns, slowdowns, loss of tweets, and more. In fairness, Twitter has been transparent (in true social media culture fashion) about the scaling issues coming from exponentialRead… Read more »

Better Buy is Like Best Ball in Golf. Try it…It’s fun and rewarding.

A few weeks ago, my church Alfred Street Baptist had a Mens Retreat that opened with a good old fashioned golf outing. For those of you who don’t know what Best Ball is, let me explain. In a foursome (4 golfers playing against other groups of 4). The golfers hit off the tee and theRead… Read more »

Vivek Kundra CIO, Macon Phillips White House New Media, and David McClure of GSA Meet With Web Development Managers To Summarize Open Government Directive

To a crowd of over 500 largely government web development managers and public relations professionals, panelist Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, Macon Phillips, Special Assistant to the President and White House Director of New Media, and GSA Office of Citizen Services Associate Administrator David McClure, spoke to the GSA’s Web Developer Management University audienceRead… Read more »

Public Engagement is the Flagship

On April 7, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency published the Open Government Plan, an Innovation Timeline, and started a Forum Blog for Public Discussion. In a flurry of activity, following months of preparation and planning, the EPA completed the latest milestone of the Open Government Directive, and then some. But this is not the endRead… Read more »

40th Anniversary of EPA’s Earth Day

As we rapidly approach the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day on April 22, I am excited and encouraged by the stellar progress the federal government has made in the area of energy efficiency. Recently, the federal government announced that it will take steps to cut its energy use and reduceRead… Read more »