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Can CIOs and CAOs play well in the sandbox?

It has always frustrated Mike Sade why chief information officers and chief acquisition officers often seem to communicate disparate messages regarding their agencies' goals and objectives. The 30-year federal procurement exec offers some tips on how to overcome that.

Tags: Mike Sade , Sade Associates , FITARA , CIO , CAO , management , acquisition ,

Monday - 03/09/2015, 02:57am EDT

Smokers are people too, aren't they?

No ifs, ands or butts. Smoking is an issue at many federal agencies. A lot of nonsmokers resent giving people time off for what they consider is an unhealthy, smelly habit. But smokers say what they are doing is no worse than people who overeat or use their government computers for some naughty purposes. Where there's smoke there's fire.

Tags: Mike Causey , smoking ban , smoking , workforce , pay and benefits , efficiency in government , National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees , Federal Dispute Resolution Conference

Monday - 08/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

GSA opens public portal to governmentwide social media registry

The General Services Administration wants to collect all government social media accounts in one single database so the public can trust they are engaging with an official government site. GSA hopes the registry will also provide a better picture of how federal agencies are using social media.

Tags: technology , social media , workforce , GSA , IRS

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:07pm EDT

What will your agency's communications networks look like in five years?

What will your agency's communications networks look like in five years? Now is the time to decide. In the coming months, federal agencies will be making the move from FTS2001 to the Networx Program. Will your agency transition to Networx with a like-for-like approach…or will it seize the opportunity and transform its networks to 21st century capabilities? Hughes offers agencies a cost-effective migration path to the future network today-- with resilient, path-diverse satellite solutions that are critical for emergency preparedness and COOP planning; ensuring broadband connectivity everywhere, even in remote locations; enabling secure, managed networks; and much more.

Tags: technology , Satcom Report , Hughes , Networx , COOP , Connectivity , networks

Friday - 02/26/2010, 04:05pm EST

Stories of the Decade: NASA and communications changes

NASA's Badri Younes talks about how much has changed over the past ten years.

Tags: technology , Stories of the Decade , Badri Younes , NASA

Monday - 12/28/2009, 03:19pm EST

Ways to measure effective communication

You implement all these new communication tools -- but in the Web 2.0 world, there are relatively few ways of measuring the effectiveness of those out-reach efforts.

Tags: technology , Scott Burns , Dorobek Insider ,

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 05:02pm EDT