Welcome to Wired Workplace, the newest addition to Nextgov's expanding coverage of technology and the business of government.

This blog will focus on issues of particular relevance to employees who work in the federal information technology arena. Specifically, this blog will examine how the adoption of technology in the federal sector is playing out across generations and how collaborative technologies are being used in the federal space. It also will focus on training, recruitment, retention and pay and benefits issues across the federal IT workforce.

As some of you may know, I covered the federal workforce beat for more than two years as a staff correspondent for Government Executive. I left that position in mid-March to accompany my husband on his next assignment with the Air Force. I've recently relocated to Northern California, and while MapQuest estimates that I'm approximately 2,767 miles from the White House, I still intend to cover all of the latest federal IT workforce news with the same intensity as if I were right next door.

Please keep in mind, however, that I can only be in so many places at once, and your federal agency is not likely to be one of them. So please feel free to leave any tips, ideas, questions or suggestions in the comments section below, or send an e-mail to: bballenstedt@govexec.com. You can also find me on Twitter: @wiredworkplace.