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It's Not Easy Being CIO - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • There is a pocket of space where the government and industry are working together – and doing it well. Seriously. This is not one of my (always very funny) jokes. Collaboration really is at work between federal employees and their industry counterparts. The great news? The partnerships are totally above board.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 23, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Open Data for our Public Lands

Americans have inherited a vast and spectacular landscape. Through the efforts of citizens and governments throughout the 20th century, today Americans are the equal-owners of some 785 million acres of public land.

These public lands and trails help us understand the world around us — including our environment, our communities, and ourselves. Across the country, our open spaces serve as outposts dedicated to science, education, and active recreation.

The health of our society…

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Added by Abhi Nemani on April 23, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

15 Opportunities for Your Agency to Innovate in Government

The Department of the Interior has successfully matched their message to the right medium with their use of Instagram -- and that's one of the ways government can innovate better. 

Wednesday, GovDelivery…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on April 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Ignore the Emergence of Impact Communications at Your Own Risk

Written by Scott Burns, CEO & co-Founder of GovDelivery

Sometimes you can see the sunset, and it is a beautiful thing.  But when the sun is setting on your role and your ability to contribute to the organization you serve, it’s troubling.  That is happening for many public sector communicators, and there is still time to change and turn this…

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Added by Mary Yang on April 23, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Beat Workplace Burnout – And Come Back Swinging

Is this you? Are you suffering from work burnout? Follow our tips to get rested and back in the game.



The most obvious symptom? I was letting my house plants die.

Crackling dry leaves and drooping stems greeted me every…

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Added by Jessie Kwak on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Fantastic Voyage – Public Private Partnerships Take Off

There is a pocket of space where the government and industry are working together – and doing it well. Seriously. This is not one of my (always very funny) jokes. 

Collaboration really is at work between federal employees and their industry counterparts. The great news? The partnerships are totally above board. Every year the American Council for Technology and…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Dressing for Success in Cyberspace: Give Yourself a Digital Make-Over

I continue to be amazed by the number of anemic profiles there are on LinkedIn, how easy it is to access Facebook activity that’s not intended for the public, how many people have no filter and/or no sense of time and place when they post on Twitter, and how uncivil people can be when commenting on news articles and blog posts. Not much surprises me…

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Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Best Tool

Starting a company?



Selling a company?



Trying to resolve a thorny problem?



Trying to UNDERSTAND a complex problem?



Make a list.



Seriously, start writing a list. In the last two days I’ve been amazed how half a dozen impasse situations were improved by somebody writing a list.



Now because I’m a hotshot consultant, let me improve on…
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Added by Dick Davies on April 22, 2014 at 7:35pm — No Comments

10 Signs Your Change Initiative Stands A Chance

Change initiatives are notoriously prone to failure. As an employee you want to learn how to be a weathervane. Which way is the wind blowing? How do we make the most of good weather, and set the damage from a thunderstorm right?



You also want to know what a good mix of positive…

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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 22, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Rise of Data - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • Open data is no longer just a fad. We’re now living in a world that demands government data be open to the public. So how can agencies cope? Last year the Sunlight Foundation came out with their Open Data Policy guidelines. The goal of the…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Taking Stock

iStock_000006626473Small Did 2014 start off with a roar or a whimper in your organization?

Here we are, one quarter down, reports on the health of the organization piling up on your desk. How was it? Was this the kickoff quarter to a profitable year, or are year end goals falling further away?

When you…

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Added by Ken Boxer on April 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is Sleep for the Weak?

       Sleep is more important than many employers give it credit for. Follow these tips to see how you can sleep better.





“We live in a 24/7 world. There are plenty of people willing to work evenings and weekends. If you can’t cut it, there are…

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Added by Sam Ashe-Edmunds on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Celebrating Genius As A Form Of Diversity



A lot of companies talk about innovation, but few are prepared for dealing with actual creative people. They hire for uniqueness and then complain that unique…
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Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 21, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments

5 Practical Tips for Managing Your Mobile Device

You have a mobile device in the palm of your hand -- great! But do you know how to use it effectively and safely? Probably not.

It’s bad enough when you leave your personal device vulnerable, but when improper use of a mobile device leads to an enterprise vulnerability, you’re in big trouble. Think WikiLeaks trouble..

When most of us make a mobile device management mistake, though, it’s on accident. These devices are ubiquitous, but security training is not.

Here…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York disseminates every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire state? Now you can.  Open NY is the state’s transparency and openness initiative. We get a…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Data Transparency in Action: New York Opens Up

Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York hands out every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire State? Now, with Open NY, the state’s transparency and openness initiative, you can. Governor Andrew Cuomo initiated Open NY in 2013 to create “unprecedented transparency across all levels of government.”

Now, about two years into the program, the state is trying to…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

How To Build Powerful Outreach - 3 Part Plan To Success

You’ve done the research. You’ve gotten leadership buy-in. Your government program is set to start helping people. But if nobody knows about it, your program will never make a difference. It’s like if a public health department had prepared thou- sands of…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Eight Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Week

Mondays are hard. We all know that. Gearing up at the start of the week isn't as easy as just having an extra cup of coffee. Sometimes, we need a little something extra to really get back in the workweek groove.



Luckily, I have just the recommendation. Almost six years ago (!)…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on April 21, 2014 at 11:07am — 7 Comments

5 Reasons to Attend Our Cybersecurity Event

Target. LivingSocial. The Federal Reserve.

 

In today’s environment, every organization is at risk of having its data and infrastructure compromised. For security professionals today, being secure isn’t just about thwarting attacks – it’s also being prepared to react once you fall…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 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

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