Posts Tagged: Rescue

Soft Skills Learned Outside of the Office

It was October 2010, and I had a crazy morning at work.  I was out for a jog on the Trinity Trail during my lunch break when I saw two abandoned, skittish Basset Hounds that would forever change my life.  My original plan was to foster these two sweethearts, who we named Hank and Lucy…. Read more »

Workshop on Rescuing Failed Projects

Sometimes it’s difficult to navigate through a project that has gone down the wrong path. Thought some of you might be interested in this workshop offered by the American Strategic Management Institute: Rescuing and Recovering Failing Projects What you will learn: ANTICIPATE Potential Problems and Weaknesses in Your Project Plans Conduct root cause analysis (RCA)… Read more »

Bullies and Victims Make Us All Losers

With approval ratings firmly ensconced in the single-digits, it is no surprise that Americans are fed-up with Congress. In the announcing of his retirement, long-time member Barney Frank of Massachusetts has become emblematic of the corrosive morass the People’s House has become and his persona a reflection of the daily battles in which our media… Read more »

Have You Hugged Your 9-1-1 Dispatcher This Week?

Okay, well that’s good. Wait until next week to do it! April 10 -16, 2011 is National Public Safety Telecommunications week here in the United States. This is a federally designated week set aside to recognize the efforts of the more than 500,000 men and women who serve as 9-1-1 operators or dispatchers or Communications… Read more »

Amver Is Speaking At The Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase

Benjamin Strong, Director of Amver Maritime Relations, will be speaking at the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase in Washington, DC on September 8, 2009. The topic, Government as a protector, includes examples of how Amver shares vessel data with international rescue coordination centers to help in search and rescue cases. If you have an interest in… Read more »

Could Amver Help Find Missing Russian Ship?

There is a considerable amount of attention about the missing Russian cargo vessel Arctic Sea. The Maltese flagged ship is not a participant in the Amver system and Amver vessels have not been diverted to assist in the search. The New York Times reports the ship’s management believes the vessel was hijacked. CNBC reported the… Read more »

Around the District for April/May 2009

http://uscgd13.blogspot.com/2009/06/in-this-video-released-by-coast-guard.html In this video released by the Coast Guard, highlights of Coast Guard stories and events encompassing the Pacific Northwest are presented. This Around the District episode covers April / May 2009 and includes the MSST 91101 GITMO deployment, cases caught on tape, Surfmans Check Award, Military Appreciation Night with the Mariners, chainsaw training, Earth… Read more »