Posts Tagged: govloop

GovLoop Contest Winner – George Washington University!

The GovLoop Battle of Colleges Charity Contested has officially ended with the winner being the George Washington University. 2nd place goes to George Mason University and 3rd place goes to American University. Despite our range of members, I guess the D.C. connection is strong although if given another week or so I’m guessing you wouldRead… Read more »

OBAMARAMA

Last night, as I hardened my resolve to not eat any more home-made chocolate chip cookies, I talked to Barrow about the weather up there. I asked Guam about that Marine Reserve, I collaborated and commiserated with SF about 2.0 implementation schemes and thanked North Carolina for some great insight. Then I found myself watchingRead… Read more »

GovLoop Survey – Who Is Your Favorite Public Servant?

The results are in and your favorite public servant in a landslide is….Barack Obama. Specifically, the results were: Barack Obama – 58.5% Colin Powell – 16.9% Anonymous Govie – 10.8% Current/Past Boss – 9.2% David Walker – 4.6% While we still are in the honeymoon phase, it is inspiring to see the power of Obama.Read… Read more »

Media 2.0 Must Follow Fed 2.0

Earlier today, Steve (@govloop), tweeted that he’s a late early adopter, which makes him a government innovator. Heritage media works the same way, often adapting to trends just as they change. I know, because I worked in small and mid-size news orgs for seven years, as an editor and reporter. I started a work-related blogRead… Read more »

Reinventing Public Service

I’ve previously made my case for the value of the word “bureaucrat” but it’s a tough battle. To appease the 50th complaint, I changed the profile question to “Who is your favorite public servant?” Which bring me to public service. A lot of talk has occurred recently on reenergizing public service. When I was inRead… Read more »

Thoughts from South Korea

So I’m on the plane flying back from a wonderful week in Seoul, South Korea for the International Conference of IT Administrators. I was invited as part of their Future Leaders program and spoke to the group about “Recruiting and Retaining Gen Y” and “Web 2.0 and Social Media.” There were colleagues from approximately 20Read… Read more »