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Take the Lead in Network Modernization

Achieving agency missions becomes harder and more complex every minute. But with a limited budget, many agencies are stuck between the need to deliver new services and the cost of supporting old infrastructure. To break the cycle of dependence on proprietary systems and endless service contracts, agencies need simpler, widely compatible network infrastructure that empowers IT and accelerates mission…

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Added by Drew Doggett on August 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Advancing Tobacco Control Policy in Chicago – Keeping Kids Safe

 

With guest co-blogger Kendall Stagg, Director of Policy at Chicago Department of Public Health

 

This month, the Chicago Department of Public Health was named “Local Health Department of the Year” by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), an association of more than 2,800 local health departments across the nation. The award recognizes and honors health departments for outstanding policy…

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Added by Jay Bhatt on August 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Turn Your Passion into a Position…and Get Paid

As a 27-year-old woman kicking off my career, I’ve often wondered how to merge what I love to do with a career that allows me to eat more than just packaged…

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Added by Katie Leasor on July 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

GAO’s take on HealthCare.gov - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • “Emotional intelligence.” The phrase conjures the image of a therapist and a couch, but in reality being more emotionally intelligent you can help relieve stress, help you communicate effectively, help you empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Being emotionally intelligent is one of the keys to mastering your career.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on July 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are You In A Glass Case of Emotion?

“Emotional intelligence.” The phrase conjures the image of a therapist and a couch, but in reality being more emotionally intelligent you can help relieve stress, help you communicate effectively, help you empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Being emotionally intelligent is one of the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 31, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

How We Ran Our Web Apps Workshop

 

Zietgiest is a great word which according to Wikipedia means spirit of the age or spirit of the time. I think the spirit of the current digital age could be apps.

Apps is very much a blanket term that can cover all manner of software but in this context I am referring to the kind of apps that you will have on your mobile…

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Added by Nick Halliday on July 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

“Can We Talk?”

Seriously..Can we?

There’s certainly no shortage of global issues these days.  In every news story I hear or read, one of the things that strikes me is the lack of communication between the parties.

Issues between two or more parties will always exist.  We have different ways of looking at the same issue, different ways of processing information and differences in how we draw conclusions.  We certainly have differences in the conclusions we…

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Added by Ken Boxer on July 31, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

An Apple a Day Keeps the Fraudsters Away

This is the third blog post in a three-part series on smarter counter fraud. You can read part one and two here.…

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Added by Mallory Thayer on July 31, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Your Definitive Guide to the IDP

If you're working for the federal government, you've likely been asked at some point to create an Independent Development Plan (IDP) that outlines your short- and long-term career goals and how to reach them. Maybe you're even working on one now. Instead of setting it aside, or writing out a few ideas without giving it too much thought, read the tips below. Hopefully, they'll help you recognize how helpful the IDP can be in helping you move up the career ladder.

 

What Is…

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Added by Heather Kerrigan on July 31, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Federal Agencies and Budget Cuts -– A Proactive Solution

This week the Federal Times  reported that federal hiring is now at its lowest level in almost 10 years, with just about every agency seeing drastic drops in new employees. The Times…

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Added by Joe Abusamra on July 31, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

DoD Has Erected Barriers To Innovation

The Defense Business Board has another great presentation, this one on Innovation – Attracting and Retaining the Best of the Private Sector.  bright-idea-lightbulb-switched-on

They highlight that DoD needs both sustaining and…

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Added by Peter Modigliani on July 31, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

How to Effectively (and Respectfully) Solve Office Conflicts

How can you fix a situation like this?

When a group of people with different, roles, ideas and personalities need to work together, there's bound to be conflict. Tempers can flare out of control, and pretty…

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Added by Jessie Kwak on July 31, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Becoming a Digital Organization: A Three-Phase Journey

There are three main phases to becoming a digital organization: digitization, digital engagement, and digital transformation. This post offers a lay oriented description and assessment of these phases. The objective is to help leaders who are digital rookies develop a conceptual foundation for understanding where their organizations have…

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Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Brand Leadership Is Not A Compliance Exercise

So yesterday a question came up about brand guidelines. Does anyone have examples, and if so can they share. 

There are about a million examples. But they don't necessarily help you build a brand.

 

The critical first step, and what most organizations can't really cope with, is to think. Just stop, reflect, stop checking the iPhone for a minute, and make decisions that not everyone is going to like.

 

These are the questions that need to be asked.…

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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on July 31, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Everything Good Is A "Bad Idea"

Love is improbable and often fails. But we seek it out anyway. Over and over again.



Children are love of a different kind; you invest with no serious hope of return. Rather, you do it for the giving.



Careers for passion are low-paying, insecure and can leave you working at two jobs instead of one. But enough of us choose that route because it feels right.



Many people give their lives and limbs for a cause.



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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on July 30, 2014 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Indonesia's 'People's Cabinet' is One of the Most Innovative Uses of Gov 2.0 in the Asia-Pacific region

In Australia roughly 90% of us use the internet, whereas in Indonesia only around 42% of the population do - which still means that roughly 75 million Indonesians are online, or roughly four times the number of Australians that use the internet.



In fact Indonesia was ranked in 2013 as the fourth largest nation of Facebook users in the world, with 63 million users. This is behind the US with 147 million users, India with 115 million and Brazil with 69 million.…

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Added by Craig Thomler on July 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Evolution of GAO Graphics

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As GAO has produced reports over the years, we’ve used graphics to help showcase our findings. With innovations in how we publish our reports, our graphic style has changed dramatically over the past 30 years.

The 1980s

We used rapidograph pens and Letraset machines to set graphics into typewritten reports. This example of a graphic from 1981 used a rapidograph pen to…

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Added by Robert Campbell on July 30, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Goal Leaders: An Innovation That Works

I’ve been getting calls from reporters who are asking whether President Obama is interested in government management. But a management innovation he introduced in the early days of his administration is finally taking off. Sometimes it takes a few years to find out if a management innovation works.

 

Background.…

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Added by John Kamensky on July 30, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

And the NextGen Public Service Winners Are...

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards were given at the 2014 NextGen Awards Ceremony, which will kicked off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. …



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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

What Fixes Would You Make to the FAR? - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • We’ve all seen an ambulance racing down the street, sirens blaring, weaving in and out of traffic. But sometimes in the rush to get to the hospital in the fastest way possible another tragedy can strike. Meet the fed who is making ambulances…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on July 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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