Posts Tagged: Year

A Breakthrough Year for America

In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama covered a lot of ground around topics like jobs and the economy, immigration, education, and energy. As with many of these addresses in the past, regardless who was serving as our country’s Chief of Staff, there are several mixed reviews of what the President had… Read more »

The 2013 GovFresh Awards are in…

2013 results are in, and the company which maintains the database of government contracts wins Civic Startup Of The Year according to GovFresh’s website. Here are the results: 2013 GovFresh Awards The GovFresh Awards honor the greatest civic innovators and innovations of 2013. Winners City of the Year: Buenos Aires, Argentina Small City of the… Read more »

Checking in on the States – Big IT developments in 2013

The end of the year means two things: setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and endless retrospectives. While we can’t force you to put down the cake and pick up a carrot, we can help you do your job better by highlighting some of the biggest and best innovations to come out of government in the… Read more »

Embarrassing or Entertaining Interview Stories

If you’ve obtained a security clearance or a TS/SCI clearance involving a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) chances are you had that scary moment when you considered who the investigators may be contacting – exes, old roommates, kindergarten teachers. From all of the individuals listed on your SF-86 to people you didn’t even consider, some… Read more »

Changes in 2011

My son announced last week that he was moving out on his own. This wasn’t a huge surprise to me; he’s 21 years old, he just finished up his Culinary certificate program and has a job and he’s itching to be on his own and “all grown-up” (weren’t we all at 21?). He’s moving into… Read more »

The Most Important New Year’s Resolution You May Ever Make

Get important information on why and how to quit smoking in 2011. In early 2011, CDC published a feature article, eCard, tweets, and other social media in an effort to encourage smokers to make 2011 their year to quit. Materials include details on the adverse health effects of smoking and the benefits of quitting. Materials… Read more »

Vote @Astro_Mike: Tweet of the Year!

Vote for Twitternaut @Astro_Mike Massimino’s first tweet from space for “Tweet of the Year” in Mashable’s Open Web Awards Social Media Edition. You can vote once a day through December 13th. Find out more about NASA’s first Massimillionaire. Let your vote send this message: When we tweet from space, everyone listens.

Why Twitter? Why Now? Why Not?

NASA hosted our first tweet-up at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, corresponding with the STS-129 Space Shuttle launch. Tweeters from around the world attended — from as far away as the UK, Morocco, and New Zealand. We exposed them to speakers who shared their experiences on what it takes to launch a Shuttle to… Read more »