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
- 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
Lifeguard duty on Labor Day
Monday - 9/1/2014, 2:00am EDT
Even though it's a holiday, lots of federal and military personnel are on duty today.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the number of federal-military people filling slots on a 24/7 basis has increased dramatically. Chances are, especially if you live in the D.C. area, some of your friends and neighbors are at the "office" today. It may be a real, air-conditioned office or border patrol, doing customs duty and checking people and cargo at airports.
Because most Americans (if you can escape retail and restaurant work) are off today, it is difficult for them to believe or understand that thousands of so-called bureaucrats — many of them highly trained and armed — are on the job. If you doubt it, check out the parking lots at the Pentagon or (very carefully) at the CIA and National Security Agency. The Defense Intelligence Agency, State Department and other places are up and running too.
So as we always conclude:
If you are off today enjoy it. Have fun. Be careful.
And if you are working, a special thanks. And be careful out there.
NEARLY USELESS FACTOID:
On Aug. 26, 1935, 12 days after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, appropriations for its implementation died in Congress. Fortunately, the Department of Labor gave the Social Security Board start up-funds later that year and the rest is history.
Source: Social Security Administration.
Tip of the hat to Factoid Fan Nick St. Amant for the assist — M.O'C
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