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How To Get College Kids Interested In Gov - Plus Your Weekend Reads!

Millennials comprise only 8.5 percent of the federal workforce. In order to be innovative agencies must attract, hire and retain top talent from colleges and universities to ensure our government is positioned to tackle the country’s most pressing problems. What steps do agencies need to take to address this challenge? How can they do a better job of attracting the best and brightest?

Partnership for Public Service working with the National Association of…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 14, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Can You Create A Community In A Virtual World?

When you think of online training, you often think about one-on-one interactions. The professor to the student. But now, many virtual environments are creating more collaborative and interactive portals. These E-Learning hubs are becoming the place for individuals from around the world to talk and share problems and solutions. 

In part one of our…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 13, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Are Your Big Data Challenges - Plus The 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • When DVD's came out, the experts predicted the end of movie theaters. When Amazon set up shop in cyberspace, the experts predicted the end of strip malls. But neither of those things happened. Is the same true for E-Learning? We go myth busting with the Morino…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 12, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Myth Busting - E-Learning Style

When DVD's came out, the experts predicted the end of movie theaters. When Amazon set up shop in cyberspace, the experts predicted the end of strip malls. But neither of those things happened. Movie theaters are still a billion dollar industry and online retail only makes up 5% of shopping.

So when the experts predicted a steep drop in universities and in-person trainings because…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

50% Of Feds Look To Employment Outside Of Gov

A new Federal Employee Defection and Fallout PulsePoll found pay freezes, the current political environment and the prospect…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

35 Years Later, How One Group Stays Relevant In IT

Since 1979, the Association of Federal Information Resource Management (AFFIRM) has been meeting with industry and government groups to talk about IT challenges. 35 years is a long time for any organization to have a lasting impact, but for IT it may as well be a century. 

Back when AFFIRM launched, computers did not exist at OMB. There were no cellphones, tablets or…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Does Your Agency Have A Brand? - Plus Your Weekend Reads!

Branding matters. When you think of AMC, you think of movie theaters and popcorn. When you think of IKEA, you think easy to assemble furniture. When you think of Amazon, you think of online shopping.

But when you think of government, is there a brand? What about at the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 7, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

TSP Funds Rebound In February - Find Out How Much

After a rough January, the Thrift Investment Plan's funds were back in the black for February. In fact, all the retirement funds were up by more than .5%. Kim Weaver is the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The Board runs the TSP.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 6, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Does The President's Budget Matter?

The White House released its fiscal 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday. The budget…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Is Gov The Lean, Mean, Shared Services Machine?

If you imagine government in its ideal form, it would have very few overlapping programs and departments. It would be a lean, mean, efficiency driven machine. But that government ideal is difficult to create. 

Our nation faces a variety of challenges: strengthening national security; protecting the environment, agriculture and natural resources; caring for Americans'…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 4, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

A New Era At TechAmerica - Five Big Priorities

TechAmerica has been working through a difficult period after four key executives left suddenly to start a competing public sector organization. Now, Mike Hettinger the newly hired Senior Vice President for Public Sector, is hitting the ground running. He told…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NASCIO Unveils To-Do List For States - Plus Your Weekend Reads

Priority lists are commonplace in government. There are the 25-point implementation plans, the 7-year contracts and the 30-leases. However, creating a priority list of action items to be completed in the next year is rare. But that is exactly what the National Association of State Chief Information Officers have done by releasing their annual…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 28, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Good Gov Comes From Good People - So Why Doesn't Gov Care More About Hiring

Good government comes from good people. Plain and simple. You can't accomplish anything in government, let alone make it more effective, unless you have the right people in the right jobs. This makes sense, but then why doesn't the government focus on hiring? Why are Chief Human Capital Officers routinely excluded from a leadership seat?…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The 4 A's Government Needs to Protect Your Privacy

"You've been hacked." That is the line that every person dreads waking up to in their inbox. But securing your identity and your privacy is no easy task. The government has been using identity and access management tools for years, commonly known as IAM. IAM uses a four part verification process that helps…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 25, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

How Do You Measure Metrics In A Virtual Environment?

Yesterday, we told you about the new Virtual Student Internship Program (VSFS) at the State Department. The idea is simple, recruit hundreds of interns from across the country to give 10 hours a week virtually, to different…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 25, 2014 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Virtual and Internships - Are They The Perfect Match In Government?

Interns. They are the life-blood of Washington. Every few months, a new crop descend on DC like a swarm of driven and focused locusts, hoping to make their agency just a little bit better. But at the same time, internships can be very expensive and time consuming for agencies. So how can agencies maximize internships, get the best and the brightest and still save money? Here's a hint. Virtual.

The…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Applying The Crowd Mentality to Tweeting Your Congressman - Plus Your Weekend Reads

If a tree falls in the forest and no one notices does it make a sound? The same same concept is true in the Twitterverse. If you tweet your Congressman and they don't notice, does your tweet even make a difference? 

David Moore is the Executive Director of the Non-Profit Participatory Politics Foundation. Moore and his team have created a new tool, AskThem, that allows tweets to gain…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Can You Grab Leadership Gold? 5 Ways To Help

Are you, like me, an Olympic junkie? I am not proud to admit how many hours I have devoted to watching the athletic pursuits of others. The twizzle. The back-sided 360. The hammer. Though the hours i've spent perched in front of my tv, I have learned more about ice dance, half-pipe and curling than I…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 19, 2014 at 6:31pm — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER LIVE: From the Frontlines of Innovation

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! 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 comes when it is shared.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Do Workforce Challenges Create A Mission Impossible for Gov?

"Workforce = mission. If you don’t have the right people it is a recipe for disaster," said Goldenkoff. But hiring and retaining top talent has been a big problem for government.

The Government Accountability Office looked at workforce challenges in their new report,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 18, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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