By Amy DeWolf
In a recent post in Forbes, Jay Baer discusses the secrets to great content marketing. For government, getting your information in front of an audience is important. The more information you can provide citizens in an easily accessible manner, the better. For private organizations,…Continue
Added by Catherine Andrews on April 24, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Google+, blogs and emails have changed the way government communicates with the public. But in order to have a true government transformation, you can’t forget about the people part of the equation. You can send out all the tweets in the world, but if no one sees them, or…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The Department of the Interior has successfully matched their message to the right medium with their use of Instagram -- and that's one of the ways government can innovate better.
Collaboration really is at work between federal employees and their industry counterparts. The great news? The partnerships are totally above board. Every year the American Council for Technology and…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
Open data is no longer just a fad. We’re now living in a world that demands government data be open to the public. So how can agencies cope? Last year the Sunlight Foundation came out with their Open Data Policy guidelines. The goal of the…
Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York hands out every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire State? Now, with Open NY, the state’s transparency and openness initiative, you can. Governor Andrew Cuomo initiated Open NY in 2013 to create “unprecedented transparency across all levels of government.”
Now, about two years into the program, the state is trying to…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Over the past few years, cloud computing has become an increasingly popular technology for businesses around the world because of its ease of access from remote locations - removing the need for locally installed software.
Cloud computing and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools can be great solutions for local and state-level governments with limited resources, since most solutions are affordable, scale to specific needs and allow employees to access secure data from anywhere. As…Continue
Added by Zach Taiji on April 21, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments
You’ve done the research. You’ve gotten leadership buy-in. Your government program is set to start helping people. But if nobody knows about it, your program will never make a difference. It’s like if a public health department had prepared thou- sands of…
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 18, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments
There's so much talk about big data these days. On a recent DorobekINSIDER LIVE, we talked to the people at the front lines of big data: the chief data officers. These are the people who are really making big data an effective tool for government.
Hosted by Chris Dorobek, the online training featured the following…Continue
Added by Catherine Andrews on April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation.
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 17, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments
“Do more with less” is the mantra that government has been singing for years. But now, the “do more with less” refrain has been transformed with technology and automation to “do better with less. “ Business process management and streamlined technologies are changing the landscape so government can actually get more done with fewer resources.
Part of the reason for the transformation is the evolution of devices. We now live in a world dominated by devices; there are more than a…Continue
Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 17, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments
The man was looking me in the eyes as I explained the situation to him but his eyes told me he was miles away. He was not present in our conversation even though he was standing right in front of me. Where was he? Was he still in the meeting that just ended? Was he thinking about his next appointment?…Continue
Added by Karla Brandau on April 16, 2014 at 4:28pm — 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 April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
#Winning. It’s not just Charlie Sheen who can craft a popular tweet. In fact, even you can top Mr. Sheen because your tweets are not just popular – they’re also helpful and informative. Think about it: your engagement can help taxpayers save time, money and resources.
And it’s not just about Twitter. Government is getting really good at engaging with citizens on multiple platforms. Email? Check. Text messaging? Check. Blogging? Check.
So is your organization…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 15, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Speaking to the news media can be a tricky business. This is especially true if you are not a professional communicator, former journalist, or possess other expertise in media relations and communications.
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
Are hackers the biggest threat to government cybersecurity professionals? Insiders? And what can be done? Insights on a new survey from SolarWinds Chris LaPoint.
You can find all of our programs online:…Continue
Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 14, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments
In 2014, around 100 U.K. government communication professionals were surveyed to determine the most important trends driving public sector communication with the public and stakeholders. GovDelivery published the results in an e-book, the UK Trends E-book. Here are some of the findings.
Naturally, there were varied responses to our survey; however, communicators tended to share the top three…Continue
Added by Mary Yang on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments