Posts Tagged: Oregon

The Emergency Communications Catalyst: Social Media Meets Amateur Radio

I recently wrote on the coming of age of the “Digital Public Information Officer (PIO)” and how social media, digital volunteers, and organization is key. (Find the original posting here: Considerations for the Digital Public Information Officer) This sparked a lot of great conversation across the Social Media in Emergency Management (SMEM) community and a… 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 »

Week 5 College Football Viewer’s Guide – from the Hokie Guru, Your Bureaucrat on Sports (only on GovLoop)

Happy Friday!! And yes, the federal government is still open… we’re on a continuing resolution. Be ready for an epic blog post. Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Bowls Meet Al Capone? Most of us feel bad for the little guy, Boise State. Fact is, they are one of the best teams in the country and deserve… Read more »

How Does Your Government Website Stack Up?

Last week, a county government communications director in Oregon asked me to help her put together a session for their annual state meeting. We agreed that a “show and tell” hour, where attendees volunteer to show their county’s website and let their colleagues tell them what they think, could work well. I offered to do… Read more »

… Might as well try and tax the wind

Apologies to Dylan, but while pondering recent taxation maneuvers around the globe in renewable energy, the lyrics to his song Catch the Wind were blowing through my head. Investment Tax Credits (ITC) appear to be holding up in most countries, to the benefit of wind and solar power industry players; even as governments map out… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – 2009 AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 1 Picks

It’s finally here!!! Everyone remain calm. Okay, the Hokie Guru told you to remain calm. That was classic… the Hokie Guru will always remember Kevin Bacon’s first movie… By the way, the great thing about the first weekend of college football is that it’s played ALL weekend long… through Labor Day… which most of us… Read more »

The Hokie Guru (Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports)… The Pac 10 College Football Preview!!

Greetings… all is well here on a Sunday… football right around the corner on Thursday… In July 2009, Congress had a hearing on the Bowl Championship Series (this is the obligatory government section of my post). Obama wants a national football playoff. As a civil servant, the Hokie Guru must support his President and volunteers… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Rivalry Week (Week 14) Picks

Hope the Hokie Guru’s readers had a great Thanksgiving… we have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season and the Hokie Guru encourages everyone to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign (or the charity of your choice). Everytime the Hokie Guru thinks he has it rough at work, he remembers that he… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 6 Picks

Calgon, take me away?!?! Fefe Dobson is one of the Hokie Guru’s favorites!! Let’s get right to our sports coverage here on GovLoop because the Hokie Guru is addicted to that rush. By the way, Billy Sheehan is, hands down, the best bass player on the face of the earth. What an early week of… Read more »