• Interoperability: surmounting the Tower of Babel

    Expectations clash with reality on Capital Hill on the issue of emergency communications interoperability.

  • How to be a master communicator

    Robbie Hyman describes how to improve your communication skills.

  • LGS Innovations’ Kelly on federal communications industry

    Kevin L. Kelly is the chief operating officer for LGS Innovations.

  • What is the Federal Communicators Network?

    David Hebert and Cori Bassett from the Federal Communicators Network, will talk about the organization, and the services it provides to communications professionals in the federal government. April 21, 2014

  • Uber serves a cautionary tale in bad PR tidal waves

    Uber’s CEO has apologized for HR incidents and a tirade with a driver that was caught on camera. Travis Kalanick has taken personal responsibility, which shows him to be a leader.

  • Have a plan, but be prepared for the unexpected

    Ann-Marie Johnson sat down with Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm to share her journey towards becoming an executive in the federal IT sector.

  • Strengthening your personal brand

    Making sure the person you present matches up with the person you really are is pivotal for success.

    “I like to say a brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room,” said Elizabeth Shea, founder of SpeakerBox Communications. “If you don’t think about your own brand, or your company’s brand, somebody else will do it for you.”

  • EXTRA: The power of the First Amendment

    Three of the area’s experts on communication and speech talk about what the First Amendment means, its limits and its controversies.

  • David Berteau: DoD aims for more open communications with industry

    The Defense Department says it wants to begin a new era of open communications with industry, seeking input to improve defense acquisitions.

  • Telecom expert predicts voice communication boom

    While telecom as an industry peaked in the late 90s, new software is ensuring that voice communication is still necessary, according to an industry expert.

    “There’s a new look to voice. Voice will be big, and it’ll be bigger,” said Jim Kenefick, CEO of Better World Telecom.

    “Applications, and all these software programs have voice embedded in them,” said Kenefick. Apps such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Skype and Discord have effectively replaced traditional phone conversation.