Last week, GovLoop and Esri hosted a GIS meet up, GovLoop & Esri MeetUp: Story Maps, the presentations featured Chris Liedel, President of Smithsonian Ventures and Lee Bock and Stephen Sylvia, who provided insights on how to leverage Story Maps templates.
I n order to be a great leader you have to be agile and open. Those are two things that don't lend themselves naturally to the Defense Department. The DoD is known for it's hierarchical culture, but that is changing, because the nature of war is changing. Now the DoD is facing opponents without…Continue
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Many feds are not fond of the press.…Continue
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Yesterday, there was a special edition of the DorobekINSIDER Live focusing on the Digital Government Strategy, One Year Later. One year ago, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel announced the Digital Government Strategy that grew to include mobile, open data, and how to measure all of this…Continue
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Announcing GovLoop's Latest Guide...
Twenty years ago, before regular people had the web, I was a 13 year old discovering a hybrid database/scripting application called HyperCard. One of my early projects was a random number generator for the newly-launched National Lottery, which incredibly, made it onto the cover floppy disk (’3MB of great software!’) one of the early editions of Macformat magazine. I was…Continue
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In a time of sequestration and budget cuts innovation is the name of the game. All across government we are seeing "government innovators" pop up. People who are disrupting bureaucracy, collaborating, using new technology such as social media, and transforming how government operates. But how are they doing this and how can…Continue
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the seventh time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information…Continue
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My favorite part of graduation - commencement speeches. When else do we have a ton of successful people, share their tips on…
At Code for America, we’re getting excited for the National Day of Civic Hacking; the weekend is a galvanizing moment in our ongoing movement to call citizens to action. We want citizens everywhere to help their cities work better, through technology. Why do we think this is so important?
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It’s already happening. You see it when citizens report potholes, broken signs, graffiti or nuisances using 311 apps. You see it with hackathons, the open data movement, and with organizations like Code for America and Tumml brokering innovation by bringing together developers and government agencies. There’s a palpable energy driven by technological innovations, heightened expectations, and the diverse needs of governments and…Continue
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Generation Y, Millennials, Generation C (for Connected), sometimes even (perhaps incorrectly), the iGeneration. These are the labels that haunt the members of my generation. The large groups of people spanning decades before me are called Baby Boomers, Generation Xers,…Continue
Recent budget cuts, talks of sequester, reduced hours, furloughs are all challenging organizations (and the individuals they employ) to think differently and change the way they are doing things. With change comes uncertainty. But with that said, change also brings possibilities. There are some that say we cannot control but how we adapt to those changes is what will either elevate us or defeat us.
To make the most out of change, it is best to first see the positive. As change…Continue
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But now with the emergence of big data and data analytics, dashboards are making a resurgence.
Rick Hartman is the COO and…Continue
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The Crossover project, together with UNDP CIS, the Democratic Society and Euractiv, is organising the first "Policy-Making 2.0" prize . It goal is to raise awareness and consolidate the community about a new set of tools to support policy making, such as as open and big data, visualisation, opinion mining, collaborative governance, modeling and simulation, serious gaming.
Submit your application using this simple form (takes 5 minutes to complete): …Continue
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I recently got into a pretty healthy argument with somebody I’ve known a very long time. Afterwards I felt pretty bad about it but as I thought it about it more, I realized that we’ve had plenty of arguments over a long period of time and we’ve always ended up coming around. Either somebody would see…Continue
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This past Tuesday night during GovLoop's Career Energizer Event, Steve Rowe, Innovation Campaign Division Chief for the Navy Center for Innovation within the Navy Warfare Development Command, gave a lightning talk on, well, innovation. Below is the slide deck from his lightning speech as well as a guide that he referenced, which the Navy is using to spur fresh thinking and novel ideas.
What strikes you about the Navy's…Continue
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In order for an agency to be innovative you have to empower your employees and leave room for failure. So which agencies are doing that effectively?
Dan Helfrich is a Principal at Deloitte Consulting. The…Continue