Mark Leech (@LeechMT) is the Application Development Manager for the City of Albuquerque, N.M. He’s been leading the City’s open data initiative, ABQ Data. Since launching in June 2012, the city has released 38 high-value datasets prioritized by citizen demand. By focusing on these high-value…
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We’ve seen how complex government IT projects are. From the healthcare.gov projects to countless small-scale initiatives, learning how to properly implement and deploy technology projects is a huge undertaking for government agencies.
So where can we begin? It’s clear that dynamic leadership in the public sector is needed to successfully deploy and implement an IT project. Yet, in such a fast paced and digital world, the way we acknowledge and define leadership is changing. We…Continue
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“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty
According to an Inc. Magazine article, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive than their counterparts. Because of this, they tend to do well in business and in life.
As federal employees our days are busy. In order to perform at your peak, be sure to fuel your…Continue
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Summary: Effective digital engagement is a never-ending challenge, and it's especially difficult for social media rookies. This post describes 12 practices - 7 DOs, 5 DON'Ts - that individuals and organizations trying to optimize their own approach to digital engagement should and should not employ. Additional suggestions and questions are welcome. (…Continue
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This past year has brought tremendous upheaval to the public sector. Sequestration slashed budgets, furloughs created backlogs and the shutdown shuttered progress. But through it all government employees stood tall and stuck to their mission. For that, we here at GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER thank you.
But it is not enough to just say thank you, no, we have to share the message of the good work that government does on a daily basis. Scott Gould, the former United…Continue
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— Dan Slee (@danslee)…
Experience is routinely framed as a pre-requisite (i.e. do you meet Experience X? yes or no).
In my Agency (Canada Revenue Agency), we’ve had a long history of also considering and evaluating the quality of one’s experience in order to make appointments/placements. So from a pool of qualified candidates, a hiring manager would define a key type of experience (eg. project management) and gather information from candidates to determine who had the…
I was taken back a bit by some statistics I read over on the IBM Smarter Buildings website:
The good news is that there is a…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on November 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
EMC recently released the 2013 IT Trust Curve Global Study. EMC states, “The 2013 IT Trust Curve Global Study surveyed 3,200 respondents in 16 markets around the globe to assess their organizations’ IT maturity levels and ability to withstand and quickly recover from disruptive incidents such as unplanned downtime, security breaches and data loss.”
I found the report fascinating to read and go through. It’s clear to all of us that technology presents great opportunity and risks for…Continue
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Twitter has published a "best practices" guide for government users. Though there are a lot of good tips to be found, the list of activities is heavy on talking and light on listening.
That's a shame, because few media offer a better way to break so much noise into so much signal. Here is a modest list of three additional ways to wring the most out of Twitter by using it to listen:
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The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable will honor federal officials from Department of Homeland Security component departments for work with industry partners at an upcoming Holiday Reception event.
The Industry Engagement Awards aims to acknowledge agencies who maintain relationships with the industry segment, WHSR said Nov. 18.
"Partnerships enable real collaboration between…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 25, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Has your agency transitioned to the cloud yet? If so, you are definitely not alone. More and more government agencies are taking that leap and using the cloud to successfully manage and store their growing volumes of data.
EMC, a market leader in cloud solutions, is hosting an upcoming event…Continue
Added by Sharon McCoy on November 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
2013 may go down as the year of big data and data analytics. But according to a new report by IBM and the Partnership for Public Service, big data has been around since the 1970s. We take a look at five case studies.…
Added by Emily Jarvis on November 25, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Look around you, there isn't a single person you know who hasn't faced some challenge(s) in their lifetime. It may be a bully at school or in the office. It may be someone badgering you because of your beliefs. It may be just the aches and pains of growing older. In today's economic crisis it may be unemployment,…Continue
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Agency and program leaders depend on a range of mission support functions, such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce management, to get their jobs done. The delivery of these functions, however, have changed significantly over the past quarter century.
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Open source has proven to be a secure, cost-effective and high quality software solution. So why are so many agencies reluctant to adopt an open source platform? It turns out that many of the obstacles to open source cited by technology personnel are based on myths. We spoke with Chris Mattmann, senior computer scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), to discuss some of these myths and share how NASA is using open source.
You can explore the full case study of how NASA…Continue
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