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Free online events coming up from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

We’ve got some great activities coming up in the next few months, and I wanted to extend a warm welcome to everybody who works in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement to participate. Our events are not exclusive to NCDD members (though we hope they’d make you want to join!).

Tech_Tuesday_Badge This Tuesday at 2pm EST (11 PST), we have a 1-hour “Tech Tuesday” event with…

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Added by Sandy Heierbacher on April 19, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

You Are Not Alone – There Are Thousands Of Women In GIS

March was Women’s History Month, what better way to honor women working with GIS in government, education, non-profit and the private sector than by putting them on the map! Dr. Linda Loubert, Assistant Professor at the Morgan State University in US, is attempting to crowdsource a map of women who work in GIS in an effort to highlight potential role models and inspire more women in science, technology,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 18, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Reduced Registration for Government Employees at the UMD Project Management Symposium June 9-10

Register with your .gov or .mil address to register at reduced government employee rate ($350) for the two-day University of Maryland Project Management Symposium.  There is an exclusive government project management track and three government keynote speakers:

Karen Durham-Aguilera, Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

"Program /…

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Added by Bill Brantley on April 18, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

The multiple-award double standard

For this week’s comment I wanted to share with you another blog post that was first published on the Federal Times’ Acquisition Blog (www.federaltimes.com):

The multiple-award double standard

On March 13,2014, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) issued a class…

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Added by Melissa Hudak King on April 18, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

How to Run an Epic Government Hackathon: It's All in the Prep

On Tuesday April 8th, GovLoop hosted our third annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit. This year we focused on "Innovations that Matter" and how to make innovation stick at your agency. Read this recap of the white boarding process and how it can help your hackathon, then head here for the full recordings. More blog coverage of the Summit can be found …

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Added by Jeff Ribeira on April 18, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Magazine, Moneyball, Majel Barrett: CBG Round-up, 04.18.2014

The Center is please to release the Spring 2014 The Business of Government magazine. This edition of The Business of Governmentmagazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government…

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Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on April 18, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

"Because I Said So"



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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 18, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments

Help Finding Help

In 2013, Code for America’s Fellows in San Mateo County were assigned the rather lofty mission of reducing hunger in in the County. (In fact, the project’s initial name was “Bytes to Bites.”)

In the course of their research, they observed that many of the social services available (not just food pantries — but child care, legal counsel, various other programs that served the fundamental needs of the community) were not easy to find information about. They observed that everyone…

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Added by Abhi Nemani on April 17, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Fellowship Opportunities in Health

This year, the Long Beach Fellowship team is tackling a high-impact domain: health.

Health is one of the areas that governments have of a deep, direct human impact. It’s pretty obvious when your metrics includes things like infant mortality and premature deaths.

Having been a Fellow in 2013, and with most of my work experience in the health…

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Added by Abhi Nemani on April 17, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

A Few Personal Reflections

untitled Today’s blog is a bit different in tone than many of my previous blogs. Today, I’d like to take a few moments and reflect on personal, rather than business ideas.

With Passover having just started, Easter approaching on Sunday, and our Hindu friends starting celebrations as well, so many of us are celebrating in these…

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Added by Ken Boxer on April 17, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

New Government Purchasing Trend: Know Your Price

According to Forrester's Jennifer Belissent, PH.D blog, "To name your price is to know your price".   She pointed out that due to data sharing, you are now able to learn what to expect to pay for a product/service, even if you've had no experience purchasing it before.  

Data sharing now enables you to…

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Added by Jen Clement on April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Hottest Job Out There Now? Data Scientist



There's so much talk about big data these days. On a recent DorobekINSIDER LIVE, we talked to the people at the front lines of big data: the chief data officers. These are the people who are really making big data an effective tool for government.

Hosted by Chris Dorobek, the online training featured the following…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Can We Ever Get Off The Pay Carousel – Or Just Keep Going Around?

It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation. 

The…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 17, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

Amid The Heartbleed, A Helpful App - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Throwback Thursday: The Day I Shook President Obama's Hand -- Well Not Me, But Lauren Did!

This weekend I was positive that Spring was finally here. I went out to see the Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin in DC and I went to dinner outside.  I was not prepared for the freezing rain that hit us all yesterday.  As I walked to work yesterday I was miserable and soaked and I couldn't think of the positive things that happened in the rain, until I saw this article. Lauren Modeen wrote a great post about the day she shook President Obama's hand and the reason it made me happy was that…

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Added by Regan Wedenoja on April 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Getting Rid of Do More With Less – 5 Ways Gov and Tech are Changing the Mold

“Do more with less” is the mantra that government has been singing for years. But now, the “do more with less” refrain has been transformed with technology and automation to “do better with less. “ Business process management and streamlined technologies are changing the landscape so government can actually get more done with fewer resources.

Part of the reason for the transformation is the evolution of devices. We now live in a world dominated by devices; there are more than a…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Social and Digital Technology Trends: 9 Take-Aways for YOU

Here are some of my thoughts about what never-ending social and digital technology trends mean for professionals in all functional areas, at all career stages, and in organizations of all types and sizes (in other words, everyone!). Armed with this knowledge and insight, I hope folks will give serious consideration to how they will bridge the “digital divides” in their professional lives…

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Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on April 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

How To Get Your Innovation Moving In A Bureaucracy: Leverage The Leader's Field Of Vision



In the movie Paranoia, Liam Hemsworth plays an innovative developer who gets caught between two lifelong rivals. His problem? Overeducated but underpaid and… Continue

Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 17, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments

Why Leadership Coaching Is For Everyone

     My morning started with an e-mail from a client who is a federal government analyst, upset about a missive from her training department eager to check-off their employee development box with a variety of offerings.  The catch?  Leadership development was restricted to “managers only.”  I guess it is time for the feds to understand what leadership means in the 21st century.

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Added by Kathleen Schafer on April 16, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Why Leadership Coaching Is For Everyone

     My morning started with an e-mail from a client who is a federal government analyst, upset about a missive from her training department eager to check-off their employee development box with a variety of offerings.  The catch?  Leadership development was restricted to “managers only.”  I guess it is time for the feds to understand what leadership means in the 21st century.

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Added by Kathleen Schafer on April 16, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

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