TaskRabbit began six years ago as an online marketplace where users can outsource small jobs to others in the surrounding community. From buying your dog food, to picking up your dry cleaning, to installing your Ikea furniture, or cleaning your oven, the site contracts out any chore you can imagine. Now…Continue
Added by Drew Doggett on July 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
He who controls the budget, controls where it’s going.
Know the rules and move mountains.
Edward Brigham, AABPA Speakers Bureau Coordinator and John Stehle, Senior Analyst for the Government Accountability Office focused on these two concepts during this 101 session on the budget at this year's NextGenGov Summit in Washington.
Ed and John encouraged the room of the importance of taking time to learn and understand the budget…Continue
Added by Jemile Safaraliyeva on July 28, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments
Why can’t our government be more like Silicon Valley? With all the innovation and technological…Continue
Added by Drew Doggett on July 25, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Kiyona Miah, Program Analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau, has a secret confidence killer.…Continue
Added by Drew Doggett on July 25, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments
This morning Joshua Huder, Senior Fellow at the Government Affairs Institute, joined us to…Continue
Added by Mark Bardwell on July 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
“If you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together.” –African…Continue
Added by Drew Doggett on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! We meet every month with the simple idea, 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 July 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We depend on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect our health by providing information and regulation for drugs and medical devices. But sometimes when times get tough, the FDA needs to depend on someone as well.
Marcia Crosse, Director at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for the Health Care team, is that pillar. She believes that the role…Continue
Added by Drew Doggett on July 15, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Tomorrow, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is an amazing document written by bright and determined individuals who wanted to throw off the yoke of servitude from the British crown.
It, of course, was signed on July 4, 1776. But five months later, it looked as if the American Revolution was near extinction as David McCullough excellent book, 1776, points out. The Continental army was defeated or retreated from a number of…Continue
Approximately once a month, I get an email from a family member or friend that goes something like "My cousin/neighbor/babysitter is really interested in federal jobs. S/he can't figure out the process. Can you give her some inside guidance?"
Whether OPM wants to admit it or not, the process is still way too confusing for outsiders. They don't know what job series they qualify for, can't figure out what grade they could qualify as, and sure don't understand KSAs. Most of the job…
Here's a FABULOUS ARTICLE for future Govies!
Reprint of an article on LinkedIn by Elizabeth…
Added by Doris Tirone on July 1, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
The problems the government faces are now bigger and more complicated than ever before. Just look at the healthcare, immigration, regulation or even the federal pay debate. No longer do problems fit nicely into one agency or department.
Therefore, the need for collaboration is more…Continue
Some state governments are not making it easy for their elected officials or their citizens to see where money is being spent and what results are being achieved.
Consider this latest example. The actual name of the state has been omitted, as it would be a terrible embarrassment to its statewide elected leaders, its legislature, and, of course, its citizens.
One state, in response to a simple query for expenses across all agencies,…Continue
Added by David K. Rehr on June 26, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments
During my time in National Defense University’s Advanced Management Program (41), I took a great course on the balanced scorecard technique. Generally speaking, it is a technique for senior management to measure how well strategic initiatives are performing. However, project managers can use the technique to help steer any project towards success.
Added by Chaeny Emanavin on June 25, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Every year Arkansas Chief Technology Officer, Claire Bailey and her team, create an IT strategic plan. It’s sort of like the wish list kids leave in their stockings for Santa Claus. It contains all the priorities and initiatives the state wants to tackle in the upcoming year and where they are going to need help.
GovLoop wanted to learn more about the Arkansas strategic plan, so we met up with Claire Bailey at the…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on June 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
The great truism that underlies the civic technology movement of the last several years is that governments face difficulty implementing technology, and they generally manage IT assets and projects very poorly.
It can be tempting to view this lack of technology acumen as a symptom of a larger disfunction. Governments are thought to be large, plodding bureaucracies that do lots of things poorly - technology management and implementation are but one of the many things that governments…Continue
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events once each month this year.…Continue
Added by Drew Doggett on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
The Center for Public Integrity’s state corruption index has hit the news again this past week, giving most states terrible grades on transparency and accountability and suggesting that our states governments are corrupt. The study, completed in 2011, was put together by journalists in state capitals choosing 330 questions and was peer reviewed by many more journalists interested in the myriad of topics among the 16,500 corruption indicators complied during the course of…Continue
Added by David K. Rehr on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events 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 June 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments