Posts Tagged: shutdown

GovLoop Featured on NPR!

In case you missed it, here’s a really an excellent write-up by Eyder Peralta that captures the essence of GovLooper interactions around the shutdown: At Web’s Social Hive For Government Workers, A Mix of Disillusion, Hope An excerpt from this well-written piece: As the government shutdown started to seem inevitable, the talk on the publicRead… Read more »

Complexity Economics and the Almost-Shutdown of 2011

Like many of you I spent my evenings over the last week watching the news networks as various experts debated the looming shutdown. I heard the various economic arguments around the budget battles and I was constantly struck by the thought that decisions concerning peoples’ lives and security were being decided by a 19th centuryRead… Read more »

Fine. You Do It. (.com)

I put together a site called ‘‘. Govlooper’s can go and post the things that they will need citizens to be doing for the country over the next few weeks. So post some stuff and show people what the “government” does for them everyday. Enjoy!

Government Shutdown—A Pain or A Crisis?

Government shutdown. It isn’t a natural disaster, but it surely could be considered a crisis. As a communications consultant I’ve heard stories from counterparts across the agencies talk about their approaches in dealing with the possible government shutdown. With each discussion the same question comes up, “How do you prepare for a specific event whenRead… Read more »

If the Government Shuts Down, Should I Go to That Conference?

Authored by Sean Tucker It’s a simple question – if the government shuts down, should I still go to an event where the speaker is a government employee? – but no one seems to have a simple answer. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) referred us to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMBRead… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Social Media Ninjas, Shutdown Rockstars, or National Champs- Which are you?

Shutdown Got You Down? It’s time to take a quick break for the… Friday Fab Five! Yes, it is a stressful day for many to say the least, but it’s also Friday, which means it’s time to take a look back at the week’s accomplishments. The Most Commented Blog of the Week goes to SteveRead… Read more »

Use Polling During Shutdown to Figure Service Cuts for 2012 Budget

We know federal government shutdowns are rare occasions. What we don’t know is every exact federal government service that we Americans can live with and without and what we may be better off with and without. So the shutdown, as much as I don’t like the idea of being furloughed, presents a rare opportunity forRead… Read more »

Shutdown Delay Equals a Second Chance for Contractors

Authored by GovWin’s Lindley Ashline If you’re a government contractor, the two-week continuing resolution passed by Congress this week to temporarily prevent a government shutdown is a second chance to prepare for the consequences such a shutdown would bring. Experts at today’s Instant Webinar, “Surviving a Government Shutdown,” shared some background on how shutdownsRead… Read more »