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Good to Know…Week of May 30, 2011

Joplin Radio Stations Become Lifeline for Tornado-Stricken Residents
The staffs of six radio stations, based in a one-story building in Joplin, are providing nonstop disaster coverage. Broadcasters are turning into unofficial public information officers as callers ask for information on loved ones or make offers of assistance.

To read this article, go to: LATimes.com


Mobile Security Policy Is Disconnected From Employee Reality
As work-issued mobile devices are increasingly used for business and personal pursuits, it’s not surprising that 95 percent of companies have mobile security policies, according to a new study by online security provider McAfee and Carnegie Mellon University.

To read this article, go to: Govtech.com

The 10 Contenders For X Prize’s Latest Challenge: Removing Oil From Water
Earlier this week, the X Prize Foundation announced the 10 finalists for its Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge. Over the course of the summer, these 10 machines will be put into a large tank in New Jersey and challenged to remove 2,500 barrels of oil a minute from the water.

To read this article, go to: FastCompany.com

Women in Government are Slightly Less Satisfied than Men
Women in the federal government report slightly less workplace satisfaction than their male colleagues, according to a new analysis by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.

To read this article, go to: Govexec.com

How to Use Twitter Without Getting Fired
The Secret Service apologized recently when one of its employees inadvertently sent out a disparaging Tweet about Fox News on the service’s official Twitter account.

To read this article, go to: GCN.com

ASPA’s 2012 Annual Conference Call for Proposals is Open!
We invite you to share your knowledge and experiences with over 1,100 attendees at the most comprehensive public administration conference of 2012. “Redefining Public Service through Civic Engagement,” March 2-6 at the Flamingo Las Vegas, will bring together government and nonprofit professionals, scholars, students, and citizen groups to learn what is happening in various areas and obtain skills that they can implement in their communities, states and countries.

For more information and the submission form, go to: aspanet.org

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