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Percentage of Government Employees Under 30 Hit 8-Year Low in 2013

As someone who helps clients land jobs in Federal Government, this headline and article obviously caught my eye and I thought I would pass it along. I know it will start/continue an already lively conversation. I have so many comments about it, and the comments, that it would require an eBook. =)…

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Added by Camille Roberts on June 12, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Is Open Data Sustainable in Your Community?

Which comes first, open data or open government? This question was posed at the Sunlight Foundation’s recent TransparencyCamp. The two-day event featured various outbreak sessions and thought-provoking messages from industry professionals. You can view additional coverage…

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Added by Mallory Thayer on June 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Does Transparency Lead to Legitimacy and Trust?

Does greater transparency in government translate into greater citizen legitimacy and trust for government action?  It depends, concludes a new study by a Swedish scholar.

 

The Open Government movement has captured the imagination of many around the world as a way of increasing transparency, participation, and…

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Added by John Kamensky on June 10, 2014 at 9:07am — 6 Comments

It's Nice to See Government Agencies Share With Each Other

One of the most frustrating and, I think, silliest things I found when working in Australian government agencies was how almost every department, agency and statutory body developed almost all of its own policies, procedures, software and tools.



There was often 'undercover' sharing - where people in agencies would ask their colleagues in others for copies of their whatever policy, so they could craft one just like it - however there was no central repository where…
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Added by Craig Thomler on June 10, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Deadline Extended for Innovations in American Government Awards!

Do you have a creative and effective government program or initiative, or know of one that deserves recognition? If so, you now have an extra week to submit an application for the Innovations in American Government Award.

Administered by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School, the Award is given to programs that serve as examples of innovative government at its best. The winner of Award will receive a $100,000 grant to support…

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Added by Kaitlin Burroughs on June 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Government Usability: Designing Public Services that Empower and Engage

New York is the latest US city to announce a municipal ID service like in San Francisco and New Haven. There has been …

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Added by Genevieve Gaudet on June 6, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Path Towards International Aid Data Standards

Open data is more than just a national concern, as countries often share and compare information with each other. Thus, calls for transparency must also extend internationally. As you may recall from a previous post, one of the requirements outlined in out government’s National Action Plan (NAP) is that foreign aid funding be reported in internationally…

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Added by Mallory Thayer on June 4, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Weakest Link & What To Do About Them

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain. 

William James 

To information security professionals, having a strong chain of policy, practice and architecture is indeed, life.…

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Added by Barry Condrey on June 3, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Want Good Content Strategy? Get Out of the Office

“High-quality web content that's useful, usable, and enjoyable is one of the greatest competitive advantages you can create for yourself online.” ― Kristina Halvorson, Content Strategy for the Web

Government agencies rely on websites and other online tools with the view of informing, educating and engaging citizens. But how do we know if we're actually effective in our outreach? What should we put on our websites and how should we say…

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Added by John Robert Nixon on June 2, 2014 at 10:53am — 7 Comments

Open Government and Data: Beyond Our Nation’s Borders

Governments around the world are utilizing big data analytics more and more. While data can make governments run more efficiently and aid policy decisions, it also raises many concerns. Citizens and civil society groups advocate for openness, making data available and accessible to all.

In line with these calls to action, President Obama made a commitment to open government initiatives in 2009 with the release of his…

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Added by Mallory Thayer on June 2, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Last month to apply for the Innovations in American Government Award!

Do you have a creative and effective government program or initiative, or know of one that deserves recognition? If so, there is still time to submit an application for the Innovations in American Government Award.

Administered by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School, the Award is given to programs that serve as examples of innovative government at its best. The winner of Award will receive a $100,000 grant to support replication and dissemination activities. Top finalists will…

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Added by Kaitlin Burroughs on May 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Public Servant as Servant Leader

I was struck last month by a story I read in The New York Times. The Prime Minister of South Korea announced he was stepping down after 302 lives were lost in a ferry disaster. In that …

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Added by Amber Hansen on May 28, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

Can We Achieve Integrated Talent Management Within the Federal Government?

Can we achieve Integrated Talent Management (ITM) within the Federal government?

My answer is “Yes, we can.” In order for Federal agencies to achieve ITM, they have to do business differently than they have done in the past.  One example that comes to mind is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA has achieved ITM for years for supervisory and…

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Added by DEADRA WELCOME on May 15, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

NBA Commissioner's Zero-Tolerance Leadership: A Management Model for the Federal Workforce

The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), a support network and civil rights advocacy group, which formed to combat employment discrimination in the Federal workplace, says National Basketball Association's (NBA) Commissioner, Adam Silver's leadership-style serves as an excellent model for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal agencies professing to weed out rampant discrimination in the federal government.

"NBA Commissioner Adam Silver displayed great…

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Added by Ward Jordan on May 1, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

From Drug Dealing in a Federal Prison to Crowdfunding Diplomacy: Your NextGen Speaker Contest Winners!

Remember back at the start of April when we asked you to help us decide the five finalists who would speak in a series of lightning talks at NextGen?



Well, you more than delivered. From over 150 entries and 1,800+ votes, we now have the five people who have been selected to share their story at the…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on April 28, 2014 at 6:32am — 1 Comment

New Government Purchasing Trend: Know Your Price

According to Forrester's Jennifer Belissent, PH.D blog, "To name your price is to know your price".   She pointed out that due to data sharing, you are now able to learn what to expect to pay for a product/service, even if you've had no experience purchasing it before.  

Data sharing now enables you to…

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Added by Jen Clement on April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Hottest Job Out There Now? Data Scientist



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…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why Leadership Coaching Is For Everyone

     My morning started with an e-mail from a client who is a federal government analyst, upset about a missive from her training department eager to check-off their employee development box with a variety of offerings.  The catch?  Leadership development was restricted to “managers only.”  I guess it is time for the feds to understand what leadership means in the 21st century.

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Added by Kathleen Schafer on April 16, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Why Leadership Coaching Is For Everyone

     My morning started with an e-mail from a client who is a federal government analyst, upset about a missive from her training department eager to check-off their employee development box with a variety of offerings.  The catch?  Leadership development was restricted to “managers only.”  I guess it is time for the feds to understand what leadership means in the 21st century.

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Added by Kathleen Schafer on April 16, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Managing a Multigenerational Workplace

Do you manage a multigenerational workplace? These five tips can help you out.

If you’ve got a wide age range of employees in your office, you’ve probably noticed they have different work styles. In addition to handling projects differently,…

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Added by Sam Ashe-Edmunds on April 15, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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