Posts Tagged: public

Public communities vs. private communities

Wednesday was K-TOC’s one-month anniversary. Community activity increases a little bit every day. An engineer wants to kick off a discussion group for practicing engineers. One of our environmental science people is starting a blog. The Traffic Safety people opened a group. (That Traffic Safety wasn’t one of our launch groups was a foolish errorRead… Read more »

Obama Directs a New Web 2.0 friendly Communication Policy

The text of this Press Release appeared in the 1/26/09 Federal Register and would seem to begin the process for the issuance of a formal OMB Circular promoting government communication by Web 2.0 technologies: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 21, 2009 January 21, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADSRead… Read more »

When Will CustomerService.Gov Arrive?

I was reading this article on since the title caught my attention ( and realized my company was referenced…in case it interested anyone, here is the link to access the white paper mentioned in the article:

In The Government We Trust: How GovLoop Helps Restore Faith & Inspiration to the People

I came across @GovLoop’s tweet a couple of weeks ago on Twitter regarding a poll that was taken and discussed in a paper called, “In Public We Trust” I couldn’t help but check it out. I think being one of the few (maybe only) GovLoop members who is not in fact a Government employee, itRead… Read more »

Economic Stimulus Package Updates

If your community is like ours, you have received very little information about the much publicized economic stimulus package currently under consideration by our legislators and President-elect Obama. For a small town, this is frustrating because if this does happen, the opportunity will be a once-in-a-lifetime deal. So we sit on the edge of ourRead… Read more »

The Municipal Bond Market – A Fascinating Read – Really!

The other day someone I follow on Twitter, @ConstructionPM, posted a link to an article written about the state of the current Municipal Bond Market. Normally, I suppose this would make for a dry read. But this article resonated with me. Bonding is important to me as an engineer, because I can’t build anything ifRead… Read more »