Posts Tagged: Virginia

Is Virginia Paving the Way for BYOD?

Public and private companies alike have been wrestling with the pros and cons of BYOD for a while now, but the state of Virginia is pushing forward to not only have some of its agencies adopt BYOD policies, but to make it statewide. The Virginia Technologies Agency (VITA) “has established a platform for bringing state… Read more »

2012 Digital Counties Winners Announced: Fairfax County, VA

Yesterday, the Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities program announced the winning counties in this year’s survey competition to identify leaders in the digital field. Four winners were named in various population categories. These four leading communities implemented new initiaties this year that created positive results and cost savings for, despite scarce funding…. Read more »

Political Leaders (Sort of) Address Changing Face of Government Business

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a Tech Town Hall hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Microsoft. The event brought together Virginia U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine, along with a number of business leaders like Jim Sheaffer, President, North American Sector, CSC; Dendy Young, Managing Partner, McLean… Read more »

RIP Virginia Tech Police Officer, Deriek W. Crouse

Everyday, we have our military, law enforcement officials, and government workers (at all levels of government… federal, state, and local) put themselves out there in danger when they are in the line of duty. Today was no different. Deriek W. Crouse, a Virginia Tech campus police officer, was shot and killed during a routine traffic… Read more »

GovBytes: What do Snoop Dogg and the West Virginia Chief Information Security Officer Have in Common?

According to an article in GovTech, they are both rappers. After West Virginia’s Office of Security and Controls won NASCIO’s 2011 recognition award for the “Risk Management Initiatives” category, West Virginia’s chief information security officer, Jim Richards III, submitted a video to NASCIO about the agency’s IT projects to be shown at the association’s awards… Read more »

MEP Adds Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff To Board of Advisors

9/28/2011 Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has joined its Board of Advisors. Chertoff will contribute to the MEP growth strategy and strategic planning as the company continues to diversify. “It’s truly a professional honor and a… Read more »

The Six-Pack – Week Five College Football – from Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports, the Hokie Guru

Congratulations to my friend, Govloop (Steve Ressler) on his upcoming marriage. Very happy for him and his fiance’. Let’s start this Thursday with something from Aaliyah: <span class=”font-size-5″>&lt;br/&gt;</span> Good morning… it’s been a while since the Hokie Guru has posted on college football here at Govloop. It seems like the college football season just started… Read more »