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Data Download – A Year In Open Data

In February, the Commence Department opened the Office of Digital Engagement. The idea was simple. Create an office where users can interact with the department on any communication channel. Twitter? Of course. Facebook? You bet. Even Instagram. “This year we put our Secretary on Instagram. She was the first cabinet member to be on Instagram,”… Read more »

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A Year of Technology Trends and Innovations

When I think of the future of technological innovation and development, my mind first goes to artificial intelligence and robots. But technological innovation doesn’t have to be quite as grandiose, and digital innovation is present today. In terms of government, local, state and federal agencies are challenging their former risk-adverse natures and creating new innovation… Read more »

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Internet of Things Trailblazers in 2014

It’s easy to find ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) has affected private and consumer-facing enterprises — you probably have heard of the Nest thermostat or fitness devices that can monitor your movements, location, and workouts throughout the day. But the effect of the Internet of Things on the public sector and government is… Read more »

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Technology Trendsetters Busting Through Risk Aversion

In the fast-paced world of technology, government often is the ham in the sandwich – one slice of bread is technological innovation and the other is budget restrictions and risk aversion. Finding balance between these opposing drives is an uphill battle, but many government agencies continue to step up to the challenge. 2014 marked another… Read more »

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Network Infrastructure

GovLoop recently hosted an online training to help government understand the potential of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to improve network agility. Like any different technology advancement, new technologies can bring new challenges, and in order to capitalize on the latest developments, you must get your network in order. Dr. Michael Valivullah, Chief Technology Officer, National Agricultural… Read more »

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Planning Before, During, and After Cloud Deployment

The following blog post is an excerpt from a recent GovLoop resource: Your Guide to Using Everything-as-a-Service. In the guide, we explore how agencies can maximize the benefits of cloud technology by creating a holistic everything-as-a-service (XaaS) strategy. An interview with Rob Davies, Vice President of On-Demand at ViON Government agencies are experts in planning. Budgets,… Read more »

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Empowering Agency Analysts to Minimize Risks

The following blog post is an excerpt from a recent GovLoop guide: Your Cybersecurity Crash Course. We solicited the GovLoop community to learn their top cyber challenges and the report, we answer 12 of their most pressing cyber questions. As public information is increasingly digitized, cyber threats and breaches have the potential to cause catastrophic damage. As society has… Read more »