7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting this week! 01/06/12


This weekly blog pinpoints huge happenings in the world of Federal government contracting. Check out more on our Twitter account: @RIVA_Solutions. And search our new hashtag, #FedBuzz, for daily updates and join the conversation! Want to know what happened this week? Read on!

1. FDA issues draft social-media marketing guidelines

The Food and Drug Administration has drafted guidelines for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The guidelines address the usage of Twitter and YouTube. The guidelines limit the communications whereas pharmaceutical and medical device companies can simply answer questions and direct users to contact them directly.

Read more at: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/fda-issues-draft-social-media-marketing-guidelines/2012-01-04

2. 9 ways the defense bill’s passage could affect your job

Consideration of contractors’ work: Defense officials now have to think about contractors, as well as their civilian employees and military personnel, as they draw up plans for future operations. The law requires officials to include contractor support requirements in DOD planning documents. Officials have to identify the support functions that contractors will likely need to do under those contingency plans. Officials also need to lay out the risks associated with contractors doing those assignments.”

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/03/ndaa-passage-impacts-contractors-it-intelligence-business-cyber.aspx


3. 4 reasons you should care about social responsibility

Check out Eileen Cassidy Rivera’s article as she discusses the importance of Social Responsibility and the role of contractors in the new year.

Read more at: http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/01/04/social-responsibility-return.aspx


4. Millennials say ‘no thanks’ to 9-5

As employers of the new generation of employees. It is important to understand the work ethic of the millennials. This article explores reasons as to why it is important to this new generation to have flexibility in their work schedule and work place.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/blogs/management-matters/2012/01/millennials-kill-off-traditional-work-schedule.aspx

5. Feds turn to dating websites and facial recognition tools to catch crooks

Government agencies explore the use of facial recognition software which uses the pictures from social networking websites to deduce the identity of suspects involved in crimes.

Read more at: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20120104_8025.php?oref=mostread

6. Q&A With Nabeel Ahmed: Marketing As An Entrepreneur With Social Media

Join Nabeel Ahmed as he discusses entrepreneurship and social media.

Read more at: http://www.washingtonexec.com/2011/07/qa-with-nabeel-ahmed-marketing-as-an-entrepreneur-with-social-media/


7. Virtual ‘Tiny Town’ coming for Secret Service training

Secret service is developing a virtual world simulation program to help train service agents for real life situations. According to Lipowicz, “The goal is to help the agents train for security scenarios at airports, stadiums, urban locations, hotels and other prospective locations. The threat scenarios include chemical, biological or radiological attacks, armed assaults and suicide bombers.”

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2011/01/27/secret-service-readies-virtual-tiny-town-for-training.aspx


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