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Everything in Government is Based on Data

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments · big data

(this was originally posted on the Powertek Corporation blog at http://www.powertekcorporation.com/index.php/blog/162-everything-in-government-is-based-on-data) Data. Whether it is prefaced with “Big” or sometimes with “Open”, it is the lifeblood of government IT. We talk about using data to do Business Analytics. We write about XML and XBRL standards. There is a famous saying that “Everybody complains about the weather, […]

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Broadcast of My Interview w/Mark Amtower – Amtower Off Center

April 9th, 2012 · No Comments · cloud computing, cyber-security, government business, social networking, technology

With the Washington Capitals having made the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Phrase “Off Center” means something a bit different than it might have a week ago. Regardless I had a great time recording Mark Amtower’s show last Friday, for broadcast today, Monday, April 9th, at noon, and rebroadcast Thursday, April 12th at 11am. The other […]

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Why FedRAMP Is Worth Caring About

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0

Reposted from AOL Government, http://gov.aol.com/2011/12/12/why-fedramp-is-worth-caring-about/. If you have been at a recent Washington Capitals hockey game when the opponent scores a goal, you know the crowd routinely shouts out “Who cares!” Last week, Steven VanRoekel, Federal CIO, released the long awaited OMB plan for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP; which reminds me to be […]

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Leadership: Winning versus Avoiding Losing

April 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · leadership

I have written before about Leadership, most recently here, http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2011/01/24/on-leadership/, though it is often on my mind these days in my role as the COO of a small, but mighty company, Powertek Corporation, www.powertekcorporation.com. A few days ago I was talking to one of the employees about working with others and they mentioned how they felt […]

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A Passing Thought About Knowledge Management Systems

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments · government 2.0, government business

I have been spending time this afternoon working on my UMUC Contemporary Topics in Informatics class. One of the topics my students have been commenting on relates to information sharing. One of the questions I have posed is why are some information sharing efforts successful and some failures. A student wrote: “Who has time to […]

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On Leadership

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · government business, leadership

I often refer to Leadership as being the ability to get people to do things when you are not in the room. For most of my professional career I did not particularly think about the differences between management and leadership. I was not in a position where it mattered particularly; I was always ‘in the […]

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Practical Experiences in Using Cloud Computing

April 12th, 2010 · No Comments · cloud computing, government 2.0

There is an exchange in Through the Looking Glass between Humpty Dumpty and Alice: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different […]

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Webinar on Cybersecurity: Building Secure Federal Systems

March 8th, 2010 · No Comments · cyber-security, government business, scada

I was pleased to be asked to be part of a webinar sponsored by Government Executive this Thursday at 2:00pm EST and even happier when Pat Howard, the CISO from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission accepted an invitation to join me. The webinar, moderated by Adam Ross, the Managing Editor from the SANS Institute, will focus […]

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Management of Change Conference, May 23-25, Philadelphia, Be There or Be Unchanged

March 6th, 2010 · No Comments · government business

This year I was lucky enough to be allowed to be one of the Workshop Co-Chairs for the Management of Change Conference, sponsored by ACT-IAC; with two wonderful co-chairs Goldy Kamali, the Goddess of FedScoop!, and Valarie Burks, from the Department of Agriculture. In this entry I wanted to give a Workshop committee update, encouraging […]

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Ch-ch-ch Changes, or Why I Decided to Join Powertek Corporation

February 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · government business

I recently accepted a position to serve as the Chief Operating Officer at Powertek Corporation (www.powertekcorporation.com). Powertek is an 8(a) woman-owned small business involved with all aspects of information technology, including business engineering and program management. Nancy Scott, President and CEO, and Samar Ghadry, Executive Vice-President, are both talented and delightful leaders I look forward […]

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