Posts Tagged: Steve

Catching Tax Frauds, Innovation

Security clearances were granted or approved for roughly 83,000 Department of Defense (DOD) and employee contractors who together owe more than $730 million in federal tax debt, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. This bewildered many to learn that the tax cheats were working underneath the government’s own roof. One agency is… Read more »

Steve Jobs for Govies

At first blush, the life of Steve Jobs has nothing in common with your typical government employee. Yet, a close examination of the Apple founder’s life contains lessons for everyone – even govies. From education to moving from on failure, the life of Jobs provides more than just inspiration – it has has practical advice… Read more »

VA Takes Bold Steps in Using Research to Repair Supplier Relationships

When doing research regarding perceptions and attitudes of key stakeholders, it is often very challenging to gain feedback that may be brutally honest or even negative. The reality is that the most honest feedback from research is always the most valuable and provides organizations with the insights needed to enhance performance. The Department of Veteran… Read more »

Taking the “2.0” Out of Technology

This topic has been coming up a lot lately. I wrote about it a few weeks back: Social Tools Do Not a Process Make. A lot of people are overly focused on technology as a solution rather than a tool that can be used to re-enforce good policy, procedures, etc. (Read=Process) Fellow GovLoop-er, and communications… Read more »

My Cup of IT: CIOs + Rodney Dangerfield

By Steve O’Keeffe – http://bit.ly/vMMPQP To CIO or not to CIO? Ain’t that the IT question… GAO’s recent study “Federal CIOs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Role in IT Management,” stands up for every vendor’s dream date and OMB’s favorite whipping boy. With all the fuss over Federal year end, you may have missed this one… Read more »

Like Steve Jobs, Government can “Think Different”

The following is the original version of a shorter post originally published on GPO’s Government BookTalk blog on October 11, 2011. On October 5, 2011, we lost one of America’s great geniuses of innovation, Apple’s founder and CEO, Steve Jobs. From the beginning, Steve Jobs seemed to “Think Different” than everyone else, which made Apple’s… Read more »

Live on Gov2 TV with Steve Ressler of GovLoop about “you!”

I’m sitting at the desk in studio waiting for Steve Ressler, Founder and President of GovLoop.com to come online via Skype….and now we’re live. Steve and his family says he, and his family are “Public Service Junkies.” GovLoop started off as a side project worked on in off hours at Starbucks and now has over… Read more »

Steve Ressler Visits the Maxwell School

Thanks to Professor Ines Mergel, my Public Organizations and Management Class had the opportunity to listen to a great presentation by GovLoop founder Steve Ressler. GovLoop is essentially a “Facebook for Feds,” it is a great social network that fosters collaboration for Government employees. Steve Ressler has been referred to as a Gov 2.0 “Rock-Star.”… Read more »