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Feelings Every Fed has When It Might Snow in DC

Here we are again. It might, just might, snow in Washington, DC this week. If you’ve worked through a winter as a federal employee or contractor in DC, you know the feelings that come with potential snowfall. If you’re new to government, here’s an explanation of what to expect: When you first hear DC is expecting snow… Read more »

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How Data Analysis Can Save Lives

The following is an excerpt from a GovLoop and SAS report, Government Workforce in Focus: Closing the Data Skills Gap. The report includes a survey of 283 public-sector professionals, which provides insights on the challenges in closing the data skills gap. The International Organization of Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental agency that provides humanitarian assistance to… Read more »

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Enabling an Integrated IT Environment From the Foxhole to the Cubicle

The following is an excerpt from the GovLoop Guide, The Joint Information Environment: The IT Framework for the Future. You can access the full report here, in which we describe the JIE and impact it is making at the Department of Defense.  The Joint Information Environment (JIE), once deployed, will have far-reaching impacts on the way… Read more »

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Three Letters Could Boost Your Career

Simple question: Are you happy with your career? If not, what are you going to do about it? We have a suggestion: IDP. At GovLoop’s Thursday online training, Creating a Great Individual Development Plan to Grow Your Career, we spoke with Kathleen Flora, Certified Career Counselor & Leadership Development, Instructor, Defense Intelligence Agency, and Steve… Read more »

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Preparing for Phase 2 of the CDM Program

Government information networks have become more interconnected and diverse than ever before. As such, risks for cyberattacks have increased. To help civilian agencies detect, mitigate and mediate attacks, DHS has established the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program, which will enable government officials to gain increased visibility of their networks, and improve their cybersecurity posture… Read more »

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3 Best Practices for Securing Confidential Data

With organizations creating more documents and data by the minute, it’s essential now more than ever before that agencies look at how to protect all of their information. That’s why many agency leaders are now exploring Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions. DLP helps organizations discover, monitor, protect and manage information, particularly sensitive data, wherever it… Read more »

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DorobekINSIDER: What One Change Would You Make?

Hey there. I’m Christopher Dorobek — the DorobekINSIDER — and welcome GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER… where we focus on six words: Helping government do its job better. On GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER: A how-to guide for being a government innovator How to Avoid the Lion’s Mouth: Risk Management Just What the Doctor Ordered: How To Achieve Smarter Care But… Read more »

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15 Government Instagrams to Follow

Government can be beautiful. Yea, I know. There are lot of things you call government–tough, innovative, bureaucratic, dedicated–but beautiful is rarely the adjective of choice. Instagram is changing that. Since GSA negotiated a government-compatible Terms of Service agreement with Instagram in mid-2013, agencies have been flocking to the platform to show the beauty of government. And… Read more »