Social Media

NASA helps launch Angry Birds Space game

NASA is going into outer space again -- on smartphones and tablet computers -- in collaboration with a game developer.

VA uses Facebook to connect with younger vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that all of its 152 medical centers are now on Facebook.

To better connect with vets, all VA medical centers now on Facebook

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that all of its 152 medical centers are now on Facebook.

TSA disciplines writer of 'freak' note

The TSA screener who placed an insulting note into a passenger's luggage has been identified and the agency has begun the termination process, agency says.

White House opens doors to its management

A new online dashboard tracks how well managers get their jobs done in advancing the president's management programs.

Federal Coach: Librarian of Congress James Hadley Billington on leading the nation's library

James Hadley Billington has been the Librarian of Congress for nearly a quarter of a century and has championed the Library of Congress' "American Memory" National Digital Library program. Read what his thoughts are on the success of federal leaders.

How social are your media?

Agencies and corporations have been on a hot streak laying down and revising guidelines for the on-the-job use (or non-use) of social media. How's it working at your agency?

OPM trials tech to encourage workforce collaboration

OPM has launched several collaborative technology initiatives aimed at nurturing a more open workplace culture, according to OPM Director John Berry.

USPS Contract Negotiations Now on Facebook, Twitter

If you want almost play-by-play coverage of the ongoing Postal Service contract negotiations, the American Postal Workers Union is posting breaking updates on Twitter and Facebook, the union announced on Nov. 12.

DOD sharply criticizes leaks of classified war documents

DOD officials continue to sharply criticize a massive collection of leaked information about U.S. government activities in Iraq and Afghanistan -- much of it classified -- provided by unknown or undisclosed sources to the Web-based organization WikiLeaks.

DOD Marches Forward with Social Media

DefenseSystems—by Henry Kenyon. After much hand-wringing about the use of social media and Web 2.0 tools, which quickly swept through the commercial world and some civilian agencies, the Defense Department has embraced the tools — in its own way.

Guard Issues Guidelines for Social Media Postings

National Guard members are reminded that they should use caution while using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.

Union Pushes Back On Social Media Rules

A union representing employees at the General Services Administration continues to push back against a sweeping agency order regulating employee participation in social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Union Resumes Social Media Negotiations with GSA

The leader of one of the unions representing employees at the General Services Administration continues to push back against a sweeping agency order regulating employee participation on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

National Federation of Federal Employees Council of GSA Locals decries GSA social media directive

Federal Computer Week—By Alice Lipowicz. Federal employee union leaders say workers may be unfairly censored and prohibited from free speech under a General Services Administration order on employee use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media.