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…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 14, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
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.Continue
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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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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…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
A new Federal Employee Defection and Fallout PulsePoll found pay freezes, the current political environment and the prospect…Continue
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…Continue
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But when you think of government, is there a brand? What about at the…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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'…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 4, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 28, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments
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?…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 25, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 19, 2014 at 6:31pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
The Government Accountability Office looked at workforce challenges in their new report,…Continue