The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) recently wrapped up their annual wheelchair sports event—the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which HP attended as a proud sponsor. The event was held in Richmond, Va., and included more than 500 athletes competing in a variety of sports.
At HP, we’re committed to providing premier technology that helps in the management of the forces protecting our nation. In addition to the real-life work we’re doing with the U.S. military and federal government, HP products are also helping to bring the stories of the battlefield to life on the big screen in movies like Act of Valor, this week’s No. 1 hit at the box office.
This week we’re gearing up for a big week at AFCEA West in San Diego, where we’ll meet with experts from the Navy to find out how our technologies can help them better accomplish their missions.
Last month I was privileged to participate in the “Government Mobility Forum” on a panel discussion on serving the mobile citizen. The conversation focused around the issues that many federal and local government agencies face in organizing data and delivering services to help their citizens successfully interact with their governments.
As a long-time teleworker myself, I have seen first-hand that teleworking, under the right circumstances, reaps significant benefits for both the employer and employee. The goal of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 was to redefine the workplace expectations of federal employees, and make those benefits available to more eligible workers.
Each year, FedTalks brings together leading federal government and industry executives to talk about hot topics like cybersecurity, cloud computing and open government.
A few weeks ago, HP attended the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Pittsburgh, PA, organized by the VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). HP was a proud sponsor of the games, and I was able to sit down recently with HP’s Tom Sardelis to talk about his experience at the games.
Power IT Down Day is less than a month away – and we’re still hoping to drive as many people as possible to sign up at PowerITDown.org to commit to turning off their IT equipment for the weekend of August 26th.
The summer heat has arrived in D.C. and we’re sure to have temperatures in the 80s and 90s for the foreseeable future.
I think it is safe to say that we’re all happy that a federal government shutdown was avoided this month. Yes, some workers were planning great volunteer opportunities that couldn’t take place, but most folks are happy to have received their normal paycheck.
As I start this entry, I’m wrapping up a day where the Feds here in D.C. have the opportunity to go home 2 hours early and local schools were closed because of snow. Plus, with more snow in the forecast for tomorrow, Metro DC is poised to double the amount of snowfall this season in one day. Good thing Doug Hill is not forecasting for over a foot of snow.
As a frequent teleworker, I’m fortunate to reap the benefits of eliminating commute time and saving money on transportation. What’s more, as we get closer to the cold winter season, I’ll be able to work full days at home instead of being slowed down by snowstorms.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Congress dealt another blow to federal teleworking policies by rejecting the federal teleworking bill.