By the Tweets: GovDelivery’s Digital Communications Tour

GovDelivery’s digital communications tour is in full swing! Over the last month the tour has visited Oakland, CA and Austin, TX, sparking conversations on the value of technology, outreach, and communications in government, as well as strategies to increase that value. The tour has hosted many innovative, successful speakers, from private sector thought leaders with successful social media start-ups to public sector communicators working in state, city, and county government. Tour speakers have presented on trends, strategies and tactics to connect with more stakeholders and inspire them to take action – online or offline – to drive mission value.

But the tour isn’t over! In April, GovDelivery will be taking the tour to three more cities, Raleigh, NC and Washington, D.C., before hosting the final stop in St. Paul, MN. If you haven’t already, make sure to register for the event in your city today, space is limited!

Continue reading

Air Force Academy cadets to get training on etiquette, event planning

Originally posted on by Deb Stanley

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Cadets at the Air Force Academy will soon add another class to their graduation requirements — decorum.

The Air Force has put out a notice requesting bids from companies interesting in teaching “Social Decorum Training Program at the US Air Force Academy.”

According to the Federal Government’s website, the class may include social decorum training in military, business, communication, dining, social and professional etiquette.

Continue reading

BOSH Global Services Raises Over $21,000 for Wounded Veterans

Press Release – BOSH Global Services Wounded Warriors

Newport News, VA – BOSH Global Services (BOSH) is proud to announce another successful fundraiser for wounded warriors. For the third year in a row, BOSH held its annual barbecue lunch fundraiser, on October 4, 2013, raising a total of  $21,234 for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.

“The outpouring of support that we received from our friends in the community was staggering,” said BOSH employee Josie Pearson, who led the fundraising effort.  “Volunteers kept stepping forward, local businesses displayed posters or donated proceeds, and the contributions just kept coming in, even for days after the barbecue.”

Continue reading

DLA Guidance: Something’s Gotta Squeeze

Originally posted on Defense Industry Daily

Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek has been heading the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for 2 years and presented an update on the agency’s challenges and progress during WBR’s 2013 Defense Logistics conference. He candidly talked about how DoD at large, and DLA specifically, had benefited from “budget largesse” in recent years, especially with supplemental budgets (i.e. OCO / war spending) and had grown “thicker in the middle” as a result. In plain admission of the government’s shortcomings, the development of a “culture of judiciousness” to apply better judgment and save money is necessary within DLA. This is a welcome evolution in public discourse after so much hand-wringing about sequestration and befuddlement at the very idea of having to operate within financial constraints.

Continue reading

2nd Annual Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management Conference

2nd Annual Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management Conference - March 11-13, 2014

Call for Presentations has been extended until December 16, 2013.

The 2nd Annual Best Practices in Higher Ed Emergency Management Conference on March 11-13, 2014, at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. We are excited to bring another round of innovative and best practice focused presentations to the Higher Ed community. This year’s conference will focus again on the sharing of campus specific tools and applications of best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions that apply directly to campus emergency management functions.

Continue reading