We all know that there is no shortage of transformational ideas or exceptional public servants in government, working to improve how agencies operate. IT holds unbelievable promise to streamline processes and change the business of government. Although this potential is clear, we have seen agencies struggle to completely leverage IT. Instead of a gateway to opportunity, IT projects are becoming a burden on government.
How do we change that? Recently…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on December 5, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments
The demand for enterprise-grade cloud systems is not just growing in the United States; the need for cloud services has gone global. Oracle has responded to this demand by building four new data centers abroad, in Germany and Canada. These new additions will bring the total number of data centers that host Oracle services in the cloud to 17, according to V3, the British…Continue
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Optimizing your agency for mobile is a necessary step in today’s technology environment. In GovLoop’s recent mobile guide, we shared how government agencies are transforming internal operations and customer service by leveraging the power of mobile apps. For example, the Transportation Security Administration has created an internal app to keep employees aware of critical security updates and a citizen-facing app to keep customers informed of changing travel policies.…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on December 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Looking back at the past decade, it is easy to see how technology improved our lives. We have transformed our agencies with mobile technology, data analytics, GIS mapping, and a whole host of innovations. But what happens when these technologies stop working for us and start working against us?
How many hours have you wasted dealing with technical difficulties this year? How many times did you miss a deadline because your system was down? How often did a cyber attack…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on December 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
In last week's Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Special Report, President Obama was asked what he has learned from the Healthcare.gov experience. In his response, he focused squarely on federal procurement problems, and particularly on the feds struggle in procuring IT, by stating, “[the] way the federal government does procurement and does IT is just generally not very efficient. In fact, there’s probably no bigger gap between the private sector and the public sector than…Continue
Added by Theresa Wilson on November 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Recent contracting missteps, as reported by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) and Microtech by the …Continue
Added by Jaime Gracia on November 29, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Has your agency transitioned to the cloud yet? If so, you are definitely not alone. More and more government agencies are taking that leap and using the cloud to successfully manage and store their growing volumes of data.
EMC, a market leader in cloud solutions, is hosting an upcoming event…Continue
Added by Sharon McCoy on November 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Open source has proven to be a secure, cost-effective and high quality software solution. So why are so many agencies reluctant to adopt an open source platform? It turns out that many of the obstacles to open source cited by technology personnel are based on myths. We spoke with Chris Mattmann, senior computer scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), to discuss some of these myths and share how NASA is using open source.
You can explore the full case study of how NASA…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on November 25, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments
Your boxes are packed; you’re ready to go, right? Unfortunately, moving office spaces is not as simple as packing up your favorite pen and timing a new commute. Even in the age of the cloud, telework and BYOD, transferring the operations of your agency into a new space can be a difficult process.
Recently, GovLoop and GovDelivery moved into a new space and learned a lot from the process. Under the direction of GovDelivery Federal Administrator Ellen Bouchard, we worked as a…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As Washington hits the ‘spin cycle’ and everyone from technocrats to mainstream pundits start diagnosing the failures associated with Healthcare.Gov, one thing that should be abundantly clear is this: Everything that Washington does is an IT Program in some way, shape, or form. Or perhaps put more succinctly, everything Washington does relies on an IT program in order to achieve results. If architecting a major public policy program were…Continue
Added by Courtney Boyce on November 22, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments
“Success in GIS is putting actionable intelligence into the hands of the people that need it.”
-Keith Cooke, State Government Account Executive, Esri
Technology helps us make sense of constantly changing and complex data. One field where managing real-time developments in regulations and processing is essential is land management. GIS and mapping technology have the potential to revolutionize the land permitting and…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on November 22, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
In our recent GovLoop survey we found that 38% of government professionals are using open source software at their agencies at a basic level. What benefits has leveraging open source brought these agencies? And what’s standing in the way of agencies taking their open source strategy to the next level? We asked these questions and interviewed those on the cutting edge of open source in our new guide,…Continue
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Added by Tracey Wright on November 19, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments
Original post here: Public Spend Forum- the global destination for public procurement by Steve Krauss
“Big Data” is the Big Buzzword in government tech circles these days. At the recent American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Executive Leadership Conference…Continue
Added by Courtney Boyce on November 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Following the procurement and acquisition cycles of leading companies can be a daunting process, yet it is often the best way to predict which technologies will become essential in the years to come. An important example of an acquisition with this kind of significance is Oracle’s recent purchase of Big Machines, a cloud-based platform.
At GovLoop, we have documented extensively the rise of…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on November 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
In following the conversations with over 500 members of the broader civic tech network at the 2013 Code for America Summit , I was struck by a shared commitment from the community: a commitment to speak candidly and honestly about the barriers we must address and the collaboration required to reduce those barriers.
Many challenges came up during the three days of conversations. Probably, though, the most striking message coming out of this year’s…Continue
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Added by Tracey Wright on November 12, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Do you dream of a better life, higher pay, a challenging position with responsibility and one that takes full advantage of your interests, education, and experience? You can turn your dreams into reality and be one of the many thousands of federal employees each year that are promoted or attain higher level government jobs.
What separates those who want to improve and progress in their careers from those who actually achieve success? The fact is that it’s not enough to dream about…Continue
Added by Dennis V. Damp on November 12, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Both technology manufacturers and resellers will compete under a potential 10-year, $20 billion government-wide information technology contract vehicle run by a National Institutes of Health office, the Washington Post …Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 11, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments