As the national and global economic climate remains steeped in recession, more state governors may be looking to expand international ties. Alabama Governor Bob Riley has embarked on a thirteen-day, three-continent tour to attract new jobs and expand his state’s trade opportunities.
Once thought to be a major distraction to productivity and employee performance, social media is now being credited with keeping the employees engaged with their tasks.
The official start of Hurricane Season 2009 saw Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, President Barack Obama and other regional officials issuing words of warning and support in preparation for the next hurricane strikes. But state and federal officials aren’t the only ones marking the beginning of hurricane season. Government contractors, offering infrastructure network, disaster relief and database back-up solutions have also joined in the conversation.
New York Governor David Paterson unveiled a statewide economic strategy to capitalize on federal stimulus dollars Monday. The Governor’s plan looks to drive the New York economic recovery by tapping funds available to the fields of clean energy, environmental sustainability, technology and health care.
Delaware looks to make more contract information available to would-be vendors, California looks to zero in on vendors who have won state contracts.
Deloitte Consulting continues their survey of young professionals in the workforce with a look at “Generation Y” employees in state government. In particular, the latest survey compares Gen Y workers in government with their private sector counterparts. The survey finds that Gen Yers are motivated by factors beyond monetary gain and that state governments have a tremendous opportunity to tap eager Gen Y talent to make government more responsive, collaborative and efficient.
What the Stimulus Package giveth – the economy taketh away…Dear John, Your prescription records and your social security numbers have been exposed. Bad touch of luck. Love, Virginia…Upstate New York towns and villiages get Senate go-ahead to form Voltron – of sorts…Doc’s need help with “virtual erector sets”….
According to John D. Conley, Deputy State Chief Information Officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, a recent solicitation for an interim director of the Colorado Benefits Management System is the beginning phase of a larger overhaul.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Senators Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman were on hand Monday to announce funding for the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, (CJC) courtesy of the Recovery Act.
California OR IS Bust!…State budgets looking for hangover remedies, docs say cure could be years away…Indictments for technology contracts being handed out like takeout menus in Mass. and Virgina…Utility commissions want to be in the broadband huddle…DMV face recognition gets time in the spotlight…