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The Federal Communicators Network is committed to sharing best practices in communication. Our goal is to help government communicators achieve excellence.

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Discussion Forum

FREE WEBINAR: Top 10 low-cost, high-impact strategies for Federal Government Officials

Started by Ken Boxer Aug 26, 2013. 0 Replies

Register for free webinar: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT. Session will help you identify specific…Continue

You Tell Me series gets lots of attention

Started by Britt Ehrhardt. Last reply by Dannielle Blumenthal Mar 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Our very own Dave Hebert has been stirring up a hornet's nest over in the Topics: Communications area of GovLoop. The You Tell Me series is brought to you by the…Continue

Tags: Tell, Me, series, You, FCN

Electronic Communications - What's worked for you?

Started by Andy C. Szul. Last reply by Andy C. Szul Feb 22, 2013. 3 Replies

What are best practices for electronic communications within small groups of people? For example, 25 people are interested in discussing/sharing ideas and processes using an electronic online method.…Continue

Tags: practice, web, best, communications, forums

Employee Communications and Engagement

Started by Larry Orluskie. Last reply by Deb Green Feb 15, 2013. 4 Replies

When it comes to communications teams, the employee communications function is often at the low end of the totem pole. I shared a few ideas on FCN's blog site. I'd like to hear from you and learn…Continue

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Comment by Sandy Evans Levine on May 30, 2013 at 10:48am

Is sequestration impacting your organization? Hope these suggestions around communications outreach regarding sequestration are helpful...


Comment by Peg Hosky on April 2, 2013 at 5:54pm

Join FedInsider, National Association of Government Communicators, and Adobe for a series of webinars for government communicators. 

You and your colleagues are invited to join us for a series of webinars focused on complying with government mandates for delivering digital content for   citizen engagement. The series continues from April 16 to June 11 and is complimentary.


  Distinguished presenters for each topic will include the   most experienced thought-leaders from agencies and industry.


  Register for one or all sessions:


  Presented by FedInsider News and Adobe as part of this best practices series, these one-hour sessions provide government with an introduction to the current policies, trends, executive orders and technology for establishing an interactive dialogue and effective online collaboration with groups, members, and constituencies.


  Next Webinar:   Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  Webinar Time:  2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET


  Series details and registration:


  Topics covered include:

  - Improving agency processes and workflows

  - Social knowledge management to foster online communities/engagement

  - Protecting digital content

  - Developing insights from user analytics

  - Beyond digitizing: optimizing technical publications


  RSVP for this complimentary webinar series:


  Hope to meet you online!


  Peg Hosky



  Phone:  202-237-0300


  FedInsider News

  3811 Massachusetts Avenue NW

  Washington DC 20016


  About FedInsider News: Since its launch in 2007, FedInsider has given voice to managers and thought leaders throughout government. FedInsider provides analysis of news covering a broad range of management fields including acquisition, technology, finance, and human capital. Website:



Comment by Dannielle Blumenthal on December 13, 2012 at 9:56pm

Guide to FCN Activities now available. Incoming Board announcement coming soon. 

Comment by Erin Duggins on October 29, 2012 at 4:16pm

Does anyone know about a technology that has the capability to enable virtual group discussions?  My agency is global and it would be great to have a technology that can facilitate group discussions without having to fly people to one place.

Comment by Erin Duggins on October 16, 2012 at 3:17pm

What are some of the new and innovative ways that your agencies share messages with and increase collaboration among an increasingly younger workforce?  And what methods are you using to promote adoption not only with younger staff, but with more seasoned staff as well?  Thoughts?

Comment by Steve Cottle on October 15, 2012 at 4:58pm

Do you have a comprehensive communications plan? Andy provides his recent presentation with the The 7 P's you should consider in developing one:

Comment by Jeff Brooke on October 4, 2012 at 7:44am

Frustratec at OMB's approval process for conducting external surveys? Good news!

OBM's "Fast-Track" program reportedly takes five days! has a great resource section called How to Collect Customer Feedback.  

And always remember, you don't need OMB approval to conduct surveys or other feedback instruments within your agency. It's only needed for external feedback.

Comment by Steve Cottle on August 16, 2012 at 8:48am

David shares ten tips for conducting media interviews:

Comment by Sandy Evans Levine on July 30, 2012 at 1:42pm

Immediate opening for a Public Relations Account Exec in DC/Maryland area!

We're looking to hire a dynamic PR account exec, who's great at working with and pitching media, and a strong writer. If you're self-motivated and you'd like to work in a high energy IT Government boutique PR firm, please send me your resume:

Comment by Dannielle Blumenthal on July 28, 2012 at 11:55am

Federal communicators and the media: What's your take?

(Federal communicators and federal agency contractors, please visit our group on LinkedIn:


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