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Think Social Media isn’t Public Record? Think Again…

How can social media make government more transparent while minimizing legal risk? At this point, most public agencies employ at least one or two social media platforms and understand their value. They may tout their cool Facebook pages as pre-teens scoff and double-tap photos on Instagram, but any social media presence is better than no… Read more »

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How You Can Excel With Community Planning

As state and local government employees, you face some tough IT obstacles. You have to build digital solutions to meet constituent demand, and design IT systems and architectures to support new services – all in an environment of tight budgets and limited staff. But by conquering these challenges, you can improve the community planning and… Read more »

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What if Virtualization Were Easy?

This post is sponsored by HP and appeared on HP’s blog. What if virtualization were easy? With HP, it is. Take Dauphin County in Pennsylvania for instance. Tom Guenther, who oversees an IT group that provides enterprise-class services to more than 1,500 county employees, needed to expand his IT to meet the needs of Dauphin… Read more »

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Fighting Human Trafficking with the EEOC

Drugs and illegal firearms. These are usually the first things to pop in your head when you think of the black market. But what is another, less easily documented crime? Human trafficking. Yes, slavery still exists today. And human trafficking is currently one of the fastest growing black market activities, with unreported cases numbering in… Read more »

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6 Important Reminders for Managers from Google Leadership

Here at GovLoop and GovDelivery, supervisors occasionally trade tips, management ideas, and best practices over email. We love learning from one another, and are constantly looking for ways to improve the way our companies work. So when Scott Burns, GovDelivery’s CEO, sent across an email with Book Recommendation: How Google Works, as the subject line, my… Read more »

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Midterm Elections – Why They Matter & How You Can Stay Informed

America needs a morale boost. According to an article from USA Today, 87% of U.S. citizens are dissatisfied with our current Congress. This number may be high, but it is a huge reason why the upcoming midterm elections are especially important. USA Today lists five reasons why midterm elections should matter to you: You will… Read more »