Entries by Bobby Cottingham

Celebrating Black History Month: Exploring the origins and evolution of the month within the U.S. Government

Black History Month, is observed annually in February, and stands as a testament to the long list of contributions by African Americans for the United States of America. This month-long celebration has a profound history rooted in the struggle for civil rights and recognition of the achievements of the black community. The roots of Black […]

The Impact of Social Connection on Health

In today’s age of digital connectivity, where virtual communication thrives, an unexpected and concerning trend has emerged – the rise of social isolation and loneliness. Beyond the emotional toll, extensive studies spanning several decades have uncovered a profound impact on public health, highlighting the crucial role that social connections play in our overall well-being. The […]

About the 21st Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and his Mission to Combat Social Isolation and Loneliness

In 2014, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy assumed the role of the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, at this time he was unaware of the profound impact loneliness and social isolation could have on public health. However, a transformative listening tour across the nation revealed a stark reality: a significant portion of Americans felt […]

What is the National Institute on Aging?

Almost 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. The famed generation, defined as those born between 1946 and 1964, is causing something of a stir as they reach retirement age in droves. The Census Bureau says that in 2020, the U.S. population over the age of 65 was about 56 million (nearly 17% of the […]

U.S. Federal Agencies at the Innovating with AI

Executive Order 13960, is accelerating its adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI). From the website of the department of homeland security on their AI Use Case Inventory page, ‘Pursuant to Executive Order 13960 Promoting the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in the Federal Government, Federal agencies are required to create and make publicly available an inventory […]

Advancing Responsible AI: Understanding the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on AI

On October 30th, the Biden Administration released a significant Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. This order underscores the importance of governing AI development and utilization safely and responsibly. In this blog, we will delve into the key aspects of this Executive Order and its implications for […]

10 Government Employee Themed Halloween Costume Ideas 

Do you have your Halloween Costume planned out? For those in a pinch, here are ten fun federal employee Halloween costume ideas you can make your own. From space explorers to the defenders of justice and the pillars of our democracy, these costumes are sure to make a statement at your while out collecting candy.  For those […]

California Legislation Continues to Lead the Way in Climate Change: Governor Signs Historic Emissions Reporting Bill

Sabre88 notes California’s decision to enact its recent emissions reporting bill last Saturday. California has long been at the forefront of the battle against climate change. The state’s commitment to environmental conservation, renewable energy, and sustainable practices has consistently set the bar for the rest of the United States. This commitment was further solidified when […]