Posts Tagged: jobs

Being a Good Citizen

Last Wednesday I did something that I don’t usually do. As my family sat down to dinner I placed my laptop on the kitchen counter so we could watch the debates while we ate our meatloaf. Of all the debates so far, I felt that this was the most important. So we sat and watchedRead… Read more »

Is micromanagement killing Generation X/Y?

This blog was originally published by John, the Chief Information Security Officer for Young Government Leaders, on the YGL website: Is micromanagement killing generation X/Y? “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them whileRead… Read more »

More on Clearances

Dead Men Working is touting a change to SCI clearance policies that may bode well for all of us Hyphenate-Americans out there. Okay, so I’m really a generic Irish/German/Something-American from the Midwest married to a former citizen of Kazakhstan, but I’m Russian by association. The point is that a lot of immigrants and their closeRead… Read more »

Government 2.0: Application Modernization

I’m interested in what steps government agencies are taking to modernize legacy applications. I understand that it’s a major issue on several public sector IT decision maker’s agendas, but would like to hear about progress, success stories, speed-bumps, etc.

Talking Government 2.0

Originally posted Wednesday 10/8 at Last week I took part in a fascinating discussion around Government 2.0, i.e. the use of Web 2.0 tools by government agencies. I connected my client Scott Burns of GovDelivery with Mark Drapeau, who has made a name for himself locally by blogging on Government 2.0 on Mashable. MarkRead… 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 »