The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) only impacts individuals who earned a pension in any job and did not pay Social Security taxes, but worked long enough in other jobs to be eligible for Social Security Retirement or benefits due to disability. The Windfall Elimination Provision impacts …Continue
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Nearly 45 years ago, the United States landed two men on the Moon. It was not only an amazing technological achievement but also showed that the American government could achieve the big goals. All through the 20th Century, America’s government accomplished landmark mega-projects: the Hoover Dam, winning World War II, atomic power, the agricultural revolution, the polio vaccine, the space program, and the Internet.
Now, in the first 13 years of the 21st Century,…Continue
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Budgeting, forecasting and performance management is a difficult process within and organization and reporting on results can be challenging, regardless of size or industry. Enterprise planning is a critical for managers that contribute to the overall success or failure of a program, project or product, especially in good and bad economic times. Despite the importance or accurate forecasting, budgeting is often seen as a demanding and inefficient process. Yet forward-thinking organizations…Continue
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Presidential Innovation Fellows with IFE CEO Kathleen Kemper (center) and John Paul Farmer (far right). Photo credit: Kevin…Continue
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Many state and local governments are nearing the end of the 7-10 year lifespan of the average budgeting and performance management software system, causing more and more key-decision makers to explore new budgeting and performance management technologies.
In fact, according to the “2013 Gartner Financial Executives International (FEI) CFO Technology Study,” nearly 60% of CFOs indicated that investing in analytics and decision-making was their top priority, as it should…Continue
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Many people want to make a career for themselves in state or federal government. Getting a government job can take a long time, but once you get into government work, you generally will enjoy a good salary and a high degree of job security. There are several types of bachelor’s and graduate degrees that can help you to get into government, including the following:
#1 Public Administration…Continue
The data is out, government vendors manage to make money helping the government use social media. In fact, one of SmartProcure’s fellow participants in …
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(WASHINGTON, DC) -- In a recently released statement veterans, members of The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), called for the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration to stop the political power play and to mandate that federal supervisory and management officials face discipline for willfully breaking civil rights and whistleblower protection laws.
“The unrestrained retaliatory actions the VA supervisors take against subordinate employees…Continue
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Federal Computer Week recently highlighted the growing use of the practice of instameets in government. Most recently, Instagram users were invited to submit photos…Continue
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GTRA Technology Council Meeting - Government IT Security Collaboration
June 22 - 24, 2014
The Lansdowne, Leesburg, VA
Unleashing the Power of Technology: Driving American Excellence through Innovation, Analytics, Efficiency, and Security
The GTRA Technology Council Meeting brings together…Continue
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My daughter’s basketball team lost eight games in a row this season, which is quite a shift from last season when they came in second in the division championship.
The main difference this year is they lost their star player. While it provided a great opportunity for the players to take a more active role in the game, it was a hard transition. They had to learn how to function as a team without their go-to player.
Despite week after week of losses, the girls…Continue
Millions of people watched Gwen Dean as she quit her job as an engineer in a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl last week. Gwen’s dream was to start a puppeteer business, and with the help of GoDaddy.com, she is doing just that. Over 17 million of us have watched Marina Shifrin’s “I quit” video announcing her resignation from her role at a Taiwanese animation firm. Shifrin’s move landed her countless job…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on January 31, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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