Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Delivering the Digital Government Mission
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
What makes feds tick?
Monday - 6/25/2012, 2:00am EDT
Normally when I slink away for vacation we fill this space with the "best of" columns which — even if they got lots of hits and attention — is a little pretentious. So what to do?
One member of the staff (me) came up with a brilliant idea. Let the readers and listeners write the column. The rules were simple. Keep it clean. Not too short. Not too long. But be yourself. Talk about your job, what you think, where you live. What ticks you off? What floats your boat?
Let it all hang out, up to a point!
Which people did. I think you are going to like them. I did.
One of my favorite features of The Washington Post (my long-time home and favorite paper) is the Free For All section. It runs every Saturday in the editorial section. The letters are sometimes accompanied by pictures or drawings. The one's selected are sort of like a letter-to-the-editor on steroids. They are often fascinating. Sometimes entertaining. Usually educational.
The fascinating part is that for the most part, the letters that make the Free For All section are not written by professional writers. Yet their stuff is often better, funnier and more informative than the news and features produced by professional writers and editors.
So check out the column over the next two weeks. The writers may not be pros, but they definitely are not amateurs either.
Back here soon...
NEARLY USELESS FACTOID
By Jack Moore
Ever wondered why the picture of the Big Mac on the advertisements always looks more enticing than the real thing? McDonald's Canada posted a YouTube video showing how "food stylists" prep the burger for its big moment — an hours-long process that includes carefully organizing pickles and slivered onions and even fixing some imperfections in PhotoShop.
(h/t NPR's food blog, The Salt)
MORE FROM FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
Agency officials tout progress on
Agency officials from the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management, along with a handful of other agencies, cited significant improvements in both timeliness and accuracy in the security-clearance program at a Senate subcommittee.
frustrated by FAA nominee's lack of specifics about delayed safety provisions
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee put Michael Huerta, the prospective administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, under pressure regarding slow rule-making during a nomination hearing.
NIH director voices concerns about
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on Health shared concern about effects of potential sequestration on the agency, specifically in the area of funding grants.