Government Executive - Authors - Brittany Ballenstedthttp://www.govexec.comBrittany Ballenstedt writes <em>Nextgov</em>'s Wired Workplace blog, which delves into the issues facing employees who work in the federal information technology sector. Before joining <em>Nextgov</em>, Brittany covered federal pay and benefits issues as a staff correspondent for <em>Government Executive</em> and served as an associate editor for National Journal's <em>Technology Daily</em>. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Mansfield University and originally hails from Pennsylvania. She currently lives near Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where her husband is stationed.en-usMon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500Telework Keeps People On the Job Longerhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2013/01/telework-keeps-people-working-longer/60630/Flexibility may slow boomer retirements.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2013/01/telework-keeps-people-working-longer/60630/Tech - Wired WorkplaceShould We Ban After-Hours Work Emails?http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2013/01/should-we-ban-duty-work-emails/60475/Some companies are restricting employees' off-duty device time.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 07 Jan 2013 02:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2013/01/should-we-ban-duty-work-emails/60475/Tech - Wired WorkplaceGSA Offers Online Training in Conference Etiquettehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/12/gsa-offers-web-training-conference-etiquette/60183/Agency uses Blackboard platform to draw teachable moment from conference 'mistake.'Brittany BallenstedtMon, 17 Dec 2012 02:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/12/gsa-offers-web-training-conference-etiquette/60183/Tech - Wired WorkplaceThe Four-Hour Workweek Fantasyhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/12/four-hour-workweek-fantasy/60027/Experience suggests employees want to matter more, not work less.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 10 Dec 2012 02:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/12/four-hour-workweek-fantasy/60027/Tech - Wired WorkplaceHR and Legal Implications of BYODhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/12/hr-and-legal-implications-byod/59888/Security isn't the only concern when feds use their own devices for work.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 03 Dec 2012 02:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/12/hr-and-legal-implications-byod/59888/Tech - Wired WorkplaceJames Bond and the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Expertshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/james-bond-and-next-generation-cybersecurity-experts/59686/Present the field in an intriguing light to capture the interest of youth, expert says.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 26 Nov 2012 02:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/james-bond-and-next-generation-cybersecurity-experts/59686/Tech - Wired WorkplaceBonuses for Federal Tech Workers?http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/bonuses-federal-tech-workers/59596/It's theoretically possible.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/bonuses-federal-tech-workers/59596/Tech - Wired WorkplaceWho Foots the BYOD Bill?http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/who-foots-byod-bill/59420/Reimbursement is one roadblock to having employees use their personal technology for work.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/who-foots-byod-bill/59420/Tech - Wired WorkplaceSix Desks for Every 10 Workers of the Future? http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/six-desks-every-10-workers-future/59234/By 2020, U.S. organizations are projected to reduce office space by almost one-fifth.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 05 Nov 2012 02:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/11/six-desks-every-10-workers-future/59234/Tech - Wired WorkplaceDoes BYOD Boost Productivity? http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/does-byod-boost-productivity/59064/Feds say bring-your-own-device policies could help agencies prove themselves to Millenials.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 29 Oct 2012 02:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/does-byod-boost-productivity/59064/Tech - Wired WorkplaceLooking for a Job? Use Social Mediahttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/looking-job-use-social-media/58909/More hiring managers are using websites like Facebook and LinkedIn to connect with candidates.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 22 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/looking-job-use-social-media/58909/Tech - Wired WorkplaceFederal IT Workers Have Cause for Pay Envyhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/fed-it-workers-watch-private-sector-peers-get-raises/58752/Private sector techies are headed for an average 5.3 percent bump in 2013, salary guide predicts.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/fed-it-workers-watch-private-sector-peers-get-raises/58752/Tech - Wired WorkplaceTeleworking, Silicon Valley Stylehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/teleworking-silicon-valley-style/58457/Managers have to trust employees for telework to work.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 01 Oct 2012 02:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/10/teleworking-silicon-valley-style/58457/Tech - Wired WorkplaceIT Workers Are Staying Put Longerhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/09/it-workers-are-staying-put-longer/58292/Median tenure in some jobs is more than seven years.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 24 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/09/it-workers-are-staying-put-longer/58292/Tech - Wired WorkplaceAre Advanced Degrees Must-Haves?http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/09/are-advanced-degrees-must-haves/58133/Many tech pros don't think so.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 17 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/09/are-advanced-degrees-must-haves/58133/Tech - Wired WorkplaceFeds fight back against claim they work lesshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2012/09/feds-fight-back-against-claim-they-work-less/58114/Report doesn’t account for overtime disparities, critics note.Brittany BallenstedtFri, 14 Sep 2012 12:08:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2012/09/feds-fight-back-against-claim-they-work-less/58114/Tech“The Heritage Foundation’s attempt to mislead the public and denigrate the work of public employees is all part of their campaign to dismantle vital government services," AFGE President J. David Cox said. AFGE photo Job Interviews By Videohttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/09/job-interviews-video/57956/Practice is growing more prevalent in age of budget pressures and telework.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/09/job-interviews-video/57956/Tech - Wired Workplace'Bring Your Own Device' for Beginnershttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/bring-your-own-device-beginners/57655/New guidance will help agencies establish policies on using personal devices for work.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 27 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/bring-your-own-device-beginners/57655/Tech - Wired WorkplaceHR and tech managers aren’t on the same pagehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2012/08/hr-and-tech-managers-arent-same-page/57600/Plans for bringing on future IT leaders need improvement, study finds.Brittany Ballenstedt and Amanda PalleschiWed, 22 Aug 2012 16:46:54 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2012/08/hr-and-tech-managers-arent-same-page/57600/Techcozyta/Shutterstock.comWork-Life Balance Goes Mobilehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/work-life-balance-goes-mobile/57508/IT pros say their devices save them time; cyber crash course could be just what your career needs.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 20 Aug 2012 02:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/work-life-balance-goes-mobile/57508/Tech - Wired WorkplaceTreating All Types of Workers Equallyhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/how-hold-teleworkers-onsite-employee-performance-standards/57349/At DISA, all employees are required to file a daily activity report.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 13 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/how-hold-teleworkers-onsite-employee-performance-standards/57349/Tech - Wired WorkplaceDoes Tech Cost More Than It's Worth?http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/does-tech-cost-more-its-worth/57224/IT doesn’t seem to be a top priority for most federal executives, according to a new study.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 06 Aug 2012 02:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/08/does-tech-cost-more-its-worth/57224/Tech - Wired WorkplaceThe WordPress Examplehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/07/wordpress-example/57063/Founder Matt Mullenweg says his company employs about 120 people spread out across 90 cities.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 30 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/07/wordpress-example/57063/Tech - Wired WorkplaceMicrotasking Mania?http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/07/microtasking-mania/56929/Agencies want to know more about the new way of working.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 23 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/07/microtasking-mania/56929/Tech - Wired WorkplaceThe Next Big Telework Thing: Better Tallieshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/07/how-tell-if-telework-works/56784/Measures of telework success should rely less on hours at home and more on quality of work.Brittany Ballenstedt, NextgovMon, 16 Jul 2012 02:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/wired-workplace/2012/07/how-tell-if-telework-works/56784/Tech - Wired Workplace