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Awesome Web Sites and Apps -- in 12 Easy Steps

A Practitioner’s Guide to Usability Testing, Information Design and Content Strategy for Web Site and Web Application Development

Developing Web products (sites or applications) is a challenge because you must satisfy many masters. Senior management wants it done yesterday. Developers want to add as much cool stuff…

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Added by Chaeny Emanavin on July 23, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Free Social Media Management Tools and Why You Should Use Them

I think most of us by now have jumped on the Hootsuite train. It's, arguably, the most robust and affordable social media management tool on the market. The following tools can be used in addition to an all-in-one platform like Hootsuite to fill in the gaps.

Have any other free tools to add to the list? Comment below!

Edgerank Checker

Edgerank Checker is a Facebook…

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Added by Jera Brown on July 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Productivity Improvements -- From Cloud-Based Apps

Cloud based communication and collaboration services help you ease into the daunting world of cloud-based services by using the most mature product.  These products offer rich features at a low price without the hassle of managing the infrastructure. The major players are Google Apps for Government and Microsoft Office 365. I have used both and my opinion is that Google holds the advantage.  While not…

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Added by Chaeny Emanavin on June 11, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

Little Rock, AR: Making Neighborhoods Safer

Cities depend on the local government to keep crime at bay. But Life Run Well magazine reports, “Little Rock, AR, was inundated with complaints from residents about nuisance problems—primarily code enforcement and…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on June 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Move Over Lorax, There’s A New Tree Crusader In Town

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax.

It may sound a little strange, but trees play a crucial role in creating a healthy urban environment by improving air quality,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 2, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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 2:30pm — No Comments

You Are Not Alone – There Are Thousands Of Women In GIS

March was Women’s History Month, what better way to honor women working with GIS in government, education, non-profit and the private sector than by putting them on the map! Dr. Linda Loubert, Assistant Professor at the Morgan State University in US, is attempting to crowdsource a map of women who work in GIS in an effort to highlight potential role models and inspire more women in science, technology,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 18, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

9 Government Apps You Need To Know

There are more than 160 million smartphone users in the United States today. 61% of mobile phone users own a smartphone. And the global smartphone audience surpassed the 1 billion mark in 2012 and will total 1.75 billion in 2014.

Clearly, mobile is here to stay.  Consequently, the rapid rise of smartphones and tablet computing has set off a race to produce apps for just…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 7, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

States Double Down On Cloud Computing - Don't Miss The Train

"Cloud computing has changed the way that CIOs procure goods and services in the government. The cloud computing train left the station a long time ago, it is more than past time for governments to fully jump on board.” – Meredith Ward.

More than 74% of state CIOs say they have at least one application in the cloud. That’s up from just 33% who answered the question in 2010. These numbers are from a recently released National Association of State Chief Information Officers …

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How To Get Women In The Contracting Game

Women owned small businesses make up less than 5% of the federal procurements, but the federal government is trying to make a change. They have created requirements and set-asides to help women-owned businesses enter into federal contracts. The Small Business Administration and American Express Open have also teamed up to help get the word out…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Howard County, Md., Launches CISO in Residence Program - Find Out Why

Howard County, Maryland's Center for Entrepreneurship and the Howard Tech Council have teamed up to launch a new Chief Information Security Office In Residence program, they are…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 12, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Get In The Game - How To Engage App Developers In Local Gov

Wildfires, there's an app for that.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

There's No Match.Com for Mentorship

Dating sites spout all sorts of algorithms on love. They say if you join their dating service, their computers will crunch the numbers and find you the perfect match. Sometimes it works. But when it comes to…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Is There A Secret Sauce To Innovation?

What is the recipe for a perfect innovator or an innovative city? One dash idea. Two cups execution? Three cups metrics? Four cups risk?

Creating the perfect recipe for innovation might be impossible. But the City of Denver has been working…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 13, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Priorities List: Did Your Top Concerns Make It?

Ever heard the phrase, "What's good for the gander, is good for the goose?" In government, the sentiment holds true. What is good for the federal government, is good for the state and local governments too.

That is why the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released their…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Say Goodbye to Long DMV Lines, Forever

In 2003, I had a single-minded focus, get my drivers license. Like most 16 year olds, getting my license meant freedom, and I was ready to take any measure necessary to achieve the open road. But one thing stood in my way, the dreaded DMV. I can remember vividly waiting in line for…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on January 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

College Made Easier with Open Data - Plus Your Weekend Reads!

Going to college is an exciting, terrifying and downright confusing time for students and parents alike. Choosing the right college is a difficult choice. Paying for that college is tricky and figuring out student aid is almost impossible. That is why the White House Innovation fellows were tasked with opening up Education Department data to help private companies develop tools and apps to help.

James Sanders is on the Presidential Innovation Fellow team. Sanders…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on January 31, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Getting You Hired - New Job Application Tool for Local Government

Getting a government job can seem like an uphill battle and the application process can be brutal and bureaucratic. But now the people at Vision Internet have created a tool to help streamline the process for local governments. Ashley Fruechting the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Vision Internet. …

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Added by Emily Jarvis on January 24, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Philadelphia FastFWD's Urban Problem Solving

The idea behind the Presidential Innovation Fellowship program was simple, bring in some of the most creative and innovative entrepreneurs to work for a year on some of the government's most intractable problems. It was a winning idea. So winning, in fact, that the city of Philadelphia is launched a similar program. It's called FastFWD. This program bridges the gap between entrepreneurs, the City and the University — and aims to source and cultivate solutions to the world’s most…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on January 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

One Stop Shop for State Mobile Apps - Take the Tour

Apps are everywhere these days. You have California’s Locator app, Florida’s State Parks Outdoor Guide, or West Virginia’s Suspicious Activity Reporting app. These are…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on January 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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