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A Quintessential Example Of Personal Branding Success: Sid Fuchs Becomes First-Time Author Of Mentoring And Networking Book, “Get Off The Bench”

Posted on April 26, 2012, by , under News.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the formation of WashingtonExec. I have to say, over the past year, I have increased my visits to The Tower Club exponentially….and one person who is synonymous with The Tower Club is Sid Fuchs, Chairman of The Tower Club since 2009.

Earlier this week, Sid announced the official release of his first book, Get Off the Bench: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships.

Sid’s book describes everything that I believe should be quintessential for contracting professionals:

-The value of creating and cultivating a strategic network

-The importance of mentorship at all levels of your career

-How to leverage your relationships

Excerpts from the book were published on WashingtonExec earlier this year.

Sid has kept me in the loop regarding his many stages of publishing this book for a long time. I want to congratulate Sid for finally publishing his “labor of love.”

You can “like” Get Off The Bench on Facebook here.

Join the Get Off The Bench discussion group on LinkedIn here.

Find Get Off The Bench on Twitter here

Find the latest news about Get Off The Bench on Sid’s recently launched website www.sidfuchs.com

Get Off The Bench is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com

Get Off The Bench will soon be available for your iPad and Kindle

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Vivek Kundra Sets Up Twitter Account

Posted on December 30, 2010, by , under News.

My friend Vivek Kundra, the first ever Federal CIO took a big step today, as he has launched a Twitter account.  I learned about this from reading his status update on LinkedIn this morning.  So, I decided to follow him on Twitter as well. Thus far, he only has one post.  You can also follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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Chopra Asks Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs To Bring Ideas to Washington

Posted on August 19, 2010, by , under News.

Aneesh Chopra This past Tuesday Aneesh Chopra, the first Federal CTO, spoke at the Computer History Museum to encourage Silicon Valley to bring its innovations and entrepreneurship to Washington.  After some tough questions by reserved Silicon Valley attendees, including space exploration and net neutrality, Chopra’s message was generally viewed  positively, according to Forbes Magazine.

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The IT Federal Dashboard: What Works

Posted on July 27, 2010, by , under News.

Vivek Kundra just recently noted the success and future of the first Federal IT Dashboard on the White House Blog Page late last week.  Vivek insists that the IT Dashboard is continuing to help monitor and increase government efficiency by providing benchmarks and attainable goals for Government IT projects, something Vivek refers to as “cutting the fat.” Information discovered by this project will contribute to the TechStat Accountability Sessions under the OMB.

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Highlights from Aneesh Chopra’s Interview with Tim O’Reilly

Posted on July 27, 2010, by , under News.

This week, Aneesh Chopra, the first Federal Chief Technology Officer, disused the modernization of healthcare IT with Smarter Planet’s Tim O’Reilly.

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Federal IT Dashboard Update

Posted on July 27, 2010, by , under News.

Today the Federal IT Dashboard added a new app; visitors to the site can now receive updates regarding Federal IT investments directly to their mobile devices.

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Federal IT Management Overhaul

Posted on July 27, 2010, by , under News.

Under the guidance of White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, the Office of Management and Budget froze all federal financial system modernizations, amounting to roughly thirty projects, in hopes of improving cost-efficiency.

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Aneesh Chopra to be first ever CTO by President Obama

Posted on July 27, 2010, by , under News.

Aneesh ChopraPresident Obama has named Aneesh  Chopra to be the nation’s first chief technology officer. The president announced the choice in his weekly radio and Internet address, adding Aneesh to a small group of advisers whose aim it is to enhance and modernize the delivery of government services.

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