Gov Careers

By Phil Piemonte

Blog archive

Vets, it’s time to speak out

As Veterans Day approaches, we might note that a lot of feds who read and use our publications are also vets. If you are one of them, you also follow blogs, or you wouldn’t be here.

So this one is for you—the Department of Veterans Affairs has just launched a blog in time for Veterans Day called VAntage Point.

The blog will be edited by VA’s director of new media, and will include two main features—articles written each day by VA staff, and guest pieces (essentially letters to the editor) submitted by “other stakeholders,” including employees and people like you. Readers can comment on all articles.

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki says that “instead of waiting for veterans to find us, we’re going to seek them out where they already are—which is, increasingly, online.” VA hopes to pull together input from a wide range of people who have a vested interest in the agency, including Post-9/11 GI Bill students, veterans service organization reps, VA medical staff and others.

VA promises that submissions “will be considered for publication based on their rationale and reasoned points—not on how closely their views align with those of the department.”

So—if you fought to defend the right to free speech, it may be your turn now to speak out.

Posted by Phil Piemonte on Nov 09, 2010 at 12:13 PM


Featured

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

  • global network (Pushish Images/Shutterstock.com)

    As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes.

  • FCW Perspectives
    cloud (Singkham/Shutterstock.com)

    A smarter approach to cloud

    Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.