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
A big holiday thanks to federal workers
Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 2:44am EST
When I was a starving (and hence, much skinnier) reporter working horrible night shifts at the Washington Post, I don't ever remember being forced to work on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I often did because I needed the holiday pay, but I rarely, if ever, had to ... even if I was on the schedule.
That's because one of my Jewish colleagues would invariably ask me if I wanted to trade shifts. Even if he or she had a nice 10 to 7 p.m. gig and I had the 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. shift. Some of them weren't particularly religious. But they were all nice. And considerate.
I think of that every Christmas, and it gives me extra appreciation for folks who are required to work holidays, either because of their jobs/dedication or because they are covering a gap for somebody for whatever reason.
So if you are on duty this holiday weekend, for whatever reason, thanks. Many of us do understand and appreciate it. And if you are off (finally) like me, enjoy yourself.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and here's to a safe New Year.
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NEARLY USELESS FACTOID
By Julia Ziegler
Most historians say the first decorated Christmas trees appeared in the U.S. in the mid 1800s, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.