Posts Tagged: spill

CB2: BP Saves Christmas?

When I met a friend to share my good news yesterday, she caught me a little off-guard by saying, “You have to hear how BP saved my Christmas.” That’s right, as in the same BP from the Gulf oil spill. Having asked to remain anonymous, we’ll call her Jane. Jane works at a local upscale… Read more »

CB2: Oil Spill Technologies Up Close

This week I have the pleasure of blogging from the 20th Clean Gulf oil spill conference right across the bay in Tampa, FL. The conference hosts oil companies, government agencies and inventors with the latest and greatest oil recovery technologies. Last night I caught up for dinner with Billy Nungesser, President of Plaquemines Parish and… Read more »

CB2: Storm=Brewing, Well=Capped!

It hasn’t hit the mainstream yet, but Florida residents need to keep an eye on what could become Tropical Storm Bonnie heading their way this weekend. Keep an eye out for a special edition CB2 should Bonnie pose a serious threat. Forecast track While the National Hurricane Center won’t have a cone graphic until the… Read more »

Commerce Department’s EDA Grants Help Exporters Rebuild, Retool

Stepping up to aid Gulf Coast companies impacted by the BP oil spill, the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) consistently assists export companies in towns nationwide. An announcement by the Department of Commerce on June 18th detailed the release of eight grants for the Gulf region totaling $10.27 million – most for… Read more »

CB2: Oil Spill Heroes and a Personal Update

A Shout-out to Heroes With all the talk of heroes on GovLoop, I thought it would be cool to highlight some of the real heroes in this oil spill: the National Guard and Coast Guard. Over 2,000 of these men and women have dropped everything to work around the clock protecting our coast and wildlife… Read more »

Twitter’s Reliability An Issue For Government

SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter’s has had major reliability issues this week. The site was over capacity and displaying the “Fail Whale” image numerous times. The capacity issue resulted in site breakdowns, slowdowns, loss of tweets, and more. In fairness, Twitter has been transparent (in true social media culture fashion) about the scaling issues coming from exponential… Read more »