Posts Tagged: Michigan

What does it take to be a leader in government IT?

Government IT is a fickle world that requires leaders to utilize multiple skillsets to achieve success. This world has many moving parts, and if not managed properly, could break down and create mayhem. What do leaders in government technology need to do to be successful? Here are two suggestions… First, leaders must build a solid… Read more »

New: Bulk Access to XML Version of Michigan Compiled Laws, by Michael Bommarito

Michael J. Bommarito II of Systematic Global Macro and Computational Legal Studies has posted an XML version of Michigan Compiled Laws — the official codification of Michigan legislation — for bulk download. According to his post, Mr. Bommarito also “improved the underlying data [of the code] by adding tags and correcting indentation as best as… Read more »

Tales from the Road: Gov’t in Turmoil Across Three States

Last week on vacation, I traveled across three states before spending time with friends and family on a lake in Michigan. While the great majority of my time, of course, was spent kayaking, canoeing, swimming, sightseeing, and eating much more than I should have, it was still hard to avoid the way residents of each… Read more »

2011 Frozen Four Preview from the Hokie Guru, your Govloop Bureaucrat on Sports

Good evening from the Twin Cities, Govloopers. The clock is running out on the latest continuing resolution (the Guru rarely, well never links to the Washington Times, but this is a pretty good story). Make sure you stick around Govloop for all the latest coverage. Frozen Four Preview Two huge games much later today… let’s… Read more »

2010-2011 College Football Bowl Pick’em (and Preview) Only on Govloop from your bureaucrat on sports, the Hokie Guru

Happy Holidays It’s the time of year again. Hope all you folks had a Happy Thanksgiving. The holiday season is right around the corner. Please remember to donate to the Combined Federal Campaign. You can found out more about the mission of the campaign here. Play Govloop’s Bowl Pick’em Here’s the deal… you know the… Read more »

Who Dumped All That Free Speech on My Lawn?

A lively conversation blew through the Ypsilanti, Michigan message boards this week, like discarded coupons churning in the wind. Residents are tired of finding local news site AnnArbor.com’s weekly add papers strewn about their property. Rather than just complain, they’ve taken to SeeClickFix to exchange information and find a solution. It’s proven surprisingly difficult for… Read more »

Movie of the Week, The Final Four, The Frozen Four… all from the Hokie Guru, Govloop’s Bureaucratic Eye on Sports and Entertainment

Movie of the Week See this movie… now!! Hot Tub Time Machine is the Hokie Guru’s favorite movie of the spring and maybe the summer. Hola!! Good morning… what a glorious day in the Washington metro area 🙂 We’re getting close to the end of the Govloop Bracket Challenge. Going into the last weekend of… Read more »