A company i am working with has an opening for an Enterprise IT Architect who will work on-site for a Government agency in Washington DC.
Details are below the ‘fold’. If interested, drop me a note with your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pass it on.
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This last Friday I participated in the Federal News Countdown with Ron Sanders, Booz Allen Hamilton, hosted by Francis Rose, WFED. The transcript and audio can be accessed here, http://www.federalnewsradio.com/86/3301646/Federal-News-Countdown-Furloughs-fizzle-spectrum-search-GS-update.
The way the show works is that each guest brings three articles from their least important, number 3-3-3-3; to their most important, number well you get the idea. [Read more →]
Tags: francis rose·wfed
Congratulations to Ellen for being selected as the volunteer of the year by the JCC.
The page summarizing her activities is here: Ellen’s award summary from the JCC May Center Scene 2013.
All that and she puts up with me on a regular basis, not such an easy task.
Tags: ellen elow-mintz·jcc
One of the great things about teaching classes is how much one learns from the students.
I have been teaching a capstone graduate class at the University of Maryland University College, UMUC, http://www.umuc.edu/, about the Management of Technology and Innovation for a number of years. One of the running threads culminating in a discussion in the last session (which ended yesterday) relates to future technologies.
One of the threads this year focused on wireless technologies. One of the students linked to a product called Twine from a company called Supermechanical, http://supermechanical.com/. Twine is basically a sensor box, with some coming standard built-in and some requiring additional purchase and snap-on. [Read more →]
I recently participated in a discussion with the networking team at VMware about network virtualization and specifically Software Defined Virtual Networking (SDN) which will support the efforts to virtualize servers and enable the centralization of data centers. From what I have seen SDN has the potential to change the way cloud services are implemented and mobility applications architected for.
VMware is putting together a focused session involving their subsidiary Nicira with technology thought leaders in the Federal government on April 25th in DC. I think this session would be a good way for you to update you or a senior member of your staff. The intended audience is folks that are responsible for setting the technology direction for their respective agencies for the next several years.
Carahsoft is the sponsoring organization.
If you are interested send me a DM, message, or email and I will pass your contact information on.
I am interested in hearing from others what they think of SDN technology in general and Nicira’s offering in particular.
Tags: nicira·software defined networking·vmware
One of the two major areas of focus for me these days is AMARC. I am working with Tom Suder, the President of MobileGov on setting AMARC up.
We just finished setting up our webpage, www.amarcedu.org.
We are in the process of creating an Advisory Board consisting of Academic, Government, and Corporate members to provide intellectual direction for AMARC and to provide support for the Summits and Annual conferences where AMARC will be the host organization and/or involved.
If your company is interested in joining, if you need additional information and/or you would like to get involved, please use the “Contact” link on the webpage or contact me directly. I would be glad to meet with/speak to/write about mobile technology issues to help get each of you involved in this very important activity. [Read more →]
I thought it might be useful to talk a little bit about what I am doing.
At this point in my career, my interests revolve around how to improve the provisioning of services and products to the Government on one hand and the ability of Government to make use of these products and services more effectively on the other.
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Tags: AMARC·ESEM Consulting
March 21st, 2013 · judaism
I have been posting information about our Seder now for a number of years; for those interested they can look at one of the following links:
This year our focus is to look at the choice for freedom that was made in the Exodus story and to consider some of the reasons people might have to support a change to freedom or to resist it.
The Haggadah we use is called A Different Night, http://www.amazon.com/Different-Night-Family-Participation-Haggadah/dp/0966474007/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363877819&sr=1-1&keywords=a+different+night+haggadah.
Below the jump I include the beginning of the instructions I wrote up to help me organize the evening as well as the quotes we will be using this year. Those who have looked at my previous entries much that is repeated and a bit that is new. The instructions explain how we approach going through the Haggadah.
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Monday at 10:30 am, I found myself at Northwood High School in Silver Spring MD with Bette Brotman Dolan. I went to Northwood as did Bette.
When I was in high school, we both rooted for the Northwood Indians. In these politically more sensitive times it is the Northwood Gladiators. Evidently it is more acceptable to have a nickname honoring people who were often slaves and fought to the death, or killed wild animals, to entertain crowds, but I digress.
There is a Facebook page where former students of Northwood can check into the status of classmates and teachers, or ask questions that typically start with “You went to Northwood High School if you remember <something from the distant past>”.
Earlier this year, a teacher currently at Northwood asked if any graduates were willing to talk to a class about their current profession and to provide advice for students who will be entering the job market in the near-term future. Perhaps a dozen or so former Northwood students answered. By chance the two people who responded who had careers in technology, Bette and I, both graduated in 1966.
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Saturday, March 16th, was our last day at the Nationals Spring Training in the Viera/Melbourne area. The game was on MASN and was scheduled for 6pm so we spent a mostly leisurely time during the day. Of course, leisurely for me meant working on grading participation in my UMUC class.
We had lunch at one of the restaurants that has become a favorite of ours when we visit, Cedar’s Café, http://www.cedarscafe.com/. This is really a wonderful middle-eastern restaurant. We have met the family who owns it and does much of the cooking a number of times. They spent some time showing Ellen how they made the food which has made our visits a bit more special.
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Tags: Cedar Cafe·FP Santangelo·Rick Ankiel·Ryan Zimmerman·Stephen Strasburg·Tom Boswell·washington nationals