Yup, that's me, figuring I should practice what I preach, in addition to strongly supporting the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America.
“craigslist” and a well-known technology visionary, has agreed to serve
on the blue-ribbon panel of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
that will review and evaluate ideas to improve disability claims
processing times and provide greater transparency to Veterans.
The innovation competition
solicited ideas from VA employees and members of Veterans Service
Organizations who are on the front lines every day, working with
Veterans to help deliver benefits they deserve and need. VA officials
from each of the 57 regional offices across the country have submitted
promising ideas, which will be reviewed by Newmark and other panel
members. The panel will be chaired by Patrick W. Dunne, the VA Under
Secretary for Benefits.
Supporting the troops, that's just not words, and it means also doing something for veterans back home. Through most of human history, they rarely get the treatment they've earned. Now that we have an Administration that really supports the troops, we should be serious about that.
The deal here is in any large organization, the rank and file knows what's really going on and can do things a lot better. However, that doesn't get to top management normally.
However, social media spreads around vital information and suggestions in a manner wherein people can support each other, and get the message to the top.
I figure that's not only true of the Department of Veterans Affairs, but other agencies, like State, FCC, and Homeland Security. (Check that link out!)
So, the deal is to get a kind of internal discussion board, where people share information and ideas how to do things much better. I have the privilege of helping judge the whole deal.
Next? Well, there's lots more work to do.