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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

Turn a 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 2:14pm — No Comments

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

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • “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

An Apple a Day Keeps the Fraudsters Away

A quick Google search of the term “healthcare fraud examples” promptly produces a robust list of IRS investigations and public records documenting medical malpractice and deception. For instance, a Louisiana woman submitted false reimbursement claims to Medicare for services that she had actually not administered. She was ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in…

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Added by Mallory Thayer on July 31, 2014 at 10:48am — 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • 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

Lessons From the Upside Down Fire

In the middle of cold winter days, what could be better than making a roaring fire? But you’ve probably been building an inefficient fire. It’s probably hard to start. You have to keep adding logs and moving them around to get good burn. The edges of the logs don’t burn. It takes a long time to get going and you have to keep stoking it. This cuts into your…

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Added by Chaeny Emanavin on July 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

911 Made Safer – Protecting EMTs!

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.

 

In 2010, a medic, patient and passenger all died when the ambulance driver lost control on an icy road and rolled the ambulance. While the EMT driver survived, those in the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned to Create the Open GIS Platform

For government, it's easier than ever before to publish authoritative data. Below, three open data experts share how.

In our latest GovLoop…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 30, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Did Anyone See Your Organization’s Facebook Post?

Last week the Washington Post featured an article on the frustrations of digital communicators in the weather community with Facebook. The article, “How Facebook is falling short as a weather communication tool,” outlined three major problems weather communicators are having with the social networking tool:

“1) Its updates…

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Added by Mary Yang on July 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Before, During and After an Attack: An Integrated Strategy for Cybersecurity [New Report]

The world of cybersecurity is immense. The jargon surrounding the subject is nearly as varied. Here are a few examples: There’s malware, damage, espionage, regulation, education, viruses, advanced persistent…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on July 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Twit Happens: Five Cases of Tweet Regret in the Public Sector

Anyone who has been involved in social media for any length of time knows that mistakes can and will happen. When it comes to Twitter, mistakes can proliferate through retweets and replies faster than you can say “delete”, and hashtags can take on a life of their own. However, a hasty tweet or hashtag misfire doesn’t have to do permanent damage to your agency’s reputation.

A case of tweet regret can be an opportunity to turn a…

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Added by Alix Bowman on July 29, 2014 at 3:46pm — No Comments

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