Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on March 9, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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These are just a few words used to describe who some have deemed the “entitlement generation” - often called Millennials or Gen Y or even Generation C.…Continue
Added by Scott Span on March 7, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments
But when you think of government, is there a brand? What about at the…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 7, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments
Cross posted from the Federal Communicators Network blog:
Is it really as hard as it looks? I asked myself this question many times when I decided to apply to become a speaker at the Next Generation of Government Summit in Washington, DC. After 15 years of public service, I knew exactly what topic I wanted to…Continue
Added by Bernetta Reese on March 7, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
Big data is changing the way that government delivers service and does business. With the amount of data that government must store, manage and collect they are growing at an astronomical pace. For government organizations, they not only need to understand how to unlock insights from the volume, variety and velocity of data, but also have an IT infrastructure to support their needs. The future of government pins on your agency’s ability to unlock new insights from data. One of the first…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on March 5, 2014 at 9:43pm — No Comments
Over coffee one winter morning, the conversation turned to the subject of teleworking. Six women from various Government agencies and contractors compared their teleworking experiences. Their perspectives encapsulate the current state of teleworking, something particularly relevant during this…Continue
Here’s a question. Say you are the facilities manager for a government building. How do you keep track of the operating status of all the equipment and infrastructure within the building? Would you know if a chiller was not operating at peak efficiency? Now, hold that thought…
Wind the calendar back to 2008. Recognizing a way to cut costs, save energy and help the environment all at the same time, the Maryland General Assembly passed Governor Martin O’Malley’s legislation called the…Continue
Added by Bobby Caudill on March 4, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments
Yet, the same writer, when put in front of a friendly blog interface, will immediately start writing. After all, it’s just a blog. It’s not serious. Blogs are for cat photos,…Continue
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
This is a guest post by Tom Steinberg, Director of mySociety, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in the United Kingdom.
If the mayor of your city started talking about you in speeches, would you want to know?
Or if the planning committee in your town started to talk quite a lot about your house, or your street, would you want to know that?
Or if the people immediately responsible for funding your child’s school started to discuss whether or not to cut…Continue
Added by Abhi Nemani on March 3, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments
Scarcity of resources. It is a problem that individuals and organizations attempt to solve on an economic, political, and social level on a regular basis. Contentment with wealth, power, or influence can be elusive yet motivating if managed properly. For the public sector, it is typically management of scarce resources that can enhance or hinder the efficacy of an organization. Resources within government specifically can range from labor to appropriations to political…Continue
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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…Continue
Government agencies are quickly transforming to increase efficiencies and productivity as they adopt emerging technologies. With the emergence of web portals, increased consumer adoption of mobile devices, and…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on February 27, 2014 at 4:03pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, we had a case where the GovLoop team had to meet some pretty tight deadlines for delivery on a project. When the DC area got hit by a snowstorm, our team stayed home for unscheduled telework. Our team works collaboratively, so when deadlines are tight, and we are now all thrown into a new environment, we had to refocus our internal communications so we didn’t miss a beat.
What was great was that we didn’t miss on delivering the project. There were no major…Continue
It was the the tweet heard around the country: "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody"
The first official announcement that law enforcement agencies had concluded their manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev didn’t come at a press conference. It didn’t come from a press release or a dispatch over a police scanner. It came instead from two tweets. The tweets went…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 27, 2014 at 2:30pm — 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
Three years ago the term cloud computing buzzed into the government space, but now a few years have passed and agencies are wondering what's next? How do you maximize the use of cloud? How can you capitalize on its benefits? How do you avoid risk and security concerns?…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments