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State of the Union 2014 at the White House Social: A Remarkable Day

It’s not every day you receive an invitation to the White House. On Tuesday, January 28th, a select group of social media savvy citizens who actively engage with the White House were invited to watch President Obama’s State of the Union live from the White House and live-tweet the address. Around…

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Added by Bernetta Reese on February 4, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Government's Mobile Technology Revolution

Mobile technologies are rapidly transforming nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. In fact, the proliferation of social media seems impossible without the widespread use of mobile devices. Meanwhile, companies are discovering cost efficiencies and flexibility of access – through tablets and smartphones – by moving their entire business operations to the cloud. 

 

Government represents a particularly exciting sector of mobile…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on January 31, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Are You Ready for Analytics 3.0?

Analytics guru Thomas Davenport says that the field of strategic analytics has been upped a notch to “3.0” with the recent trend of shifting the use of analytic methods from improving internal operational efficiency to improving the operation of products and services.

Dr. Thomas Davenport, in a recent Harvard Business Review…

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Added by John Kamensky on January 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Breakthrough Year for America

In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama covered a lot of ground around topics like jobs and the economy, immigration, education, and energy. As with many of these addresses in the past, regardless who was serving as our country’s Chief of Staff, there are several mixed reviews of what the President had to say. Some may support the proposed initiatives highlighted last night, while others may have…

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Added by Kristina Marzullo on January 29, 2014 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

EDUCATION REFORM ISN'T ENOUGH. WE NEED A REVOLUTION.

For the past few years, I’ve dedicated many of my nights and weekends to supporting California’s schools as a volunteer and director at two education nonprofits. That experience has solidified some nagging doubts about the foundations of our education system that began when I was a student in California public schools more than a decade ago.

As a kid, I never understood why, regardless of our…

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Added by Patrick Atwater on January 29, 2014 at 1:22am — 1 Comment

Research Data’s Collective Action Problem

The open secret is that data is the key to the next wave of innovation for all sectors of society.  This argument was made very convincingly in a recent post here on GovLoop.  

This is especially true when it comes to research data, which is not only important for scientific discovery, but also provides direct benefits to the public in the form of…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on January 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

2014 Data Innovation Day Report: Lessons for Building a ‘Smart City’

“All of a sudden it is cool to be a data geek.” 

 

Spoken enthusiastically by Tim Paydos of IBM, these words perfectly encapsulated the mood of Thursday’s 2014 Data Innovation Day.  The conference, now in its second year, is a product of the Center for Data Innovation,…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on January 27, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Confronting Institutional Inertia

Recently, Matthew Burton, former Acting CIO and Deputy CIO of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, posted an excellent series of blog posts documenting his experiences and lessons as a CFPB IT executive.  While the technical details and personal insights are the most valuable aspects of his posts, I’d like to focus on a couple of short sentences that particularly…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on January 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

8 Values of Teleworking on a Snow Day or Any Day

Today is a snow day for government employees in DC. Oh, wait, never mind. You still have to get to the office but you are allowed a two-hour delayed arrival time due to inclement weather in the DC area. Some federal government employees may choose to brave the weather and make their way through the snow to get to work, while others will take advantage of the opportunity to take an unscheduled …

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Added by Kristina Marzullo on January 22, 2014 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

Government's Communication Challenge or Opportunity?

By Megan Bensatte

Communicating with the Public: A challenge for government

If you work in government communications, you know that we often have a hard time getting our message across to the masses. While our concepts start off simple enough, the end product is weighed down with technical jargon, lawyer-like speak and far too many words.

Why…

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Added by ASPA on January 16, 2014 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Gov Meetings Go Virtual -- critical training on government virtual meetings

When I created the Gov Meetings Go Virtual online course in 2012 I had two main objectives. The first was to create an easy-to-understand curriculum that could raise everyone's understanding of virtual events. The second was to create the first-ever learning community focused on virtual events, and hub for learning, networking and best practice sharing. I am thrilled with the results as we head…

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Added by Lance A. Simon on January 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

President Obama: End Unfairness, Bullying and Retaliation by Public Officials

May 15, 2013, will mark the 11th anniversary of the Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act.  Congressed passed No FEAR on May 15, 2002, after hearing testimony that federal workforce abuse reduces government's ability to effectively execute with integrity essential programs such as waste management, pollution prevention, water treatment, food inspection, Medicare, social security and disaster assistance.  President George W. Bush signed the Act into law…

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Added by Ward Jordan on January 5, 2014 at 4:27pm — 2 Comments

Thwarting Cyber Threats with Advanced Secure KVM and KM Technology

One of the most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting cyber attacks is KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switching devices. These devices allow employees in any type of business to securely switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop location. Advanced Secure KVM Switches offer superior security and data cyber threat protection by providing true data path isolation between systems and networks.…

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Added by DC Nelson on December 31, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER Live: Top Innovations of 2013: Looking Back, Looking Forward

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the 11th time we’ve met and we are doing this at least 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…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on December 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Game Changer; Pricing Revealed On Anything Purchased By Government

There are ways to learn who is buying what from whom for how much, when, and where, and this information is now available in just one database, for the public to use. You can now make smarter purchases, or on the flip side, sell more to the government. 

Here's an example of just one solution using the database of government purchases managed by…

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Added by Jen Clement on December 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 Ways To Be A Motivating Leader

As we begin to wrap up 2013, many of us are starting to think about resolutions for the New Year and what we can do differently in 2014.  The common resolutions like going to the gym more often, losing 20 pounds, or the like tend to lose their luster before the end of January.  Why not take a different approach to your New Year’s resolutions and make it a goal to be a better leader? People follow and support leaders they believe in…

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Added by Kristina Marzullo on December 4, 2013 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Survey Shows Agencies Confident in Meeting 2015 Spending Target

A joint survey by Grant Thornton and the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis shows agency budget managers are confident their organizations can meet federally-mandated budget caps in fiscal 2015, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

More than two-thirds of survey respondents show signs of optimism for the next fiscal year's budget…

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Added by Ross Wilkers on December 2, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

The Importance of Project Schedule in Government Program Management

The government runs on programs. Studies have shown effective program management saves the government time, and money. In a fiscal environment dominated by sequestration, how do program managers stay above the fray? In this four-part series we’ll take a look at managing schedule, cost, scope, and quality. We’ll give you valuable tips and feedback to help you move critical programs forward despite the challenges.

PART I: PROJECT SCHEDULE

Time is money. A project that stays on…

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Added by Lindy Kyzer on November 25, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

Belkin Releases Secure Headset Adapter as the Ideal Security Solution for Classified Discussions Held Where Computers Are Present

New Secure Headset Adapter Is the Only Solution on the Market that Enables Use of Analog Devices in a Secure Environment to Help Thwart Cyber Attacks and other Security Breaches

 

Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced its release of the Belkin Secure Headset Adapter, the newest in the…

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Added by DC Nelson on November 22, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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